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Meritorious Unit Commendation

The Meritorious Unit Commendation is a mid-level unit award of the United States Armed Forces. The U. S. Army awards units the Army MUC for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding achievement or service in combat or non-combat, the U. S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps award units the Navy MUC for valorous or meritorious achievement or service in combat or non-combat, the U. S. Coast Guard awards units the Coast Guard MUC for valorous or meritorious achievement or service not involving combat. Army Meritorious Unit Commendation The Army MUC emblem worn to represent award of the MUC is 1 ​7⁄16 inches wide and ​9⁄16 inches in height; the emblem consists of a ​1⁄16 inch wide gold frame with laurel leaves which encloses a scarlet 67111 ribbon. The authorized emblem was a gold color embroidered laurel wreath, 1 ​5⁄8 inches in diameter on a 2 inches square of olive drab cloth; the Army MUC is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during the period of military operations against an armed enemy occurring on or after 1 January 1944.

Service in a combat zone must be directly related to the combat effort. Units based in CONUS are excluded from this award; the unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions. The degree of achievement required is the same as that which would warrant award of the Legion of Merit to an individual. Recommendations for units larger than a brigade will not be submitted. For services performed during World War II, awards will be made only to service units and only for services performed between 1 January 1944 and 15 September 1946. Effective 1 March 1961, the MUC was authorized for units or detachments of the Armed Forces of the United States for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during military operations against an armed enemy without regard to duties performed or the type of unit performing the duties; such service is interpreted to relate to combat service support type activities and not to the type of activities performed by senior headquarters, combat, or combat support units.

Effective 11 September 2001, the MUC is authorized for units and/or detachments of the Armed Forces of the United States for exceptionally meritorious performance for at least six continuous months during military operations against an armed enemy without regard to type of duties performed or the type of unit performing the duties. All members of the unit cited for the award are approved to wear the emblem of the MUC; the emblem is thought of as an individual decoration for those in connection with the cited acts and is approved to be worn if they continue as members with the unit or not. Other personnel serving with the unit are approved to wear the emblem to show that the unit is a recipient of the MUC; the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation is worn after the Valorous Unit Award and before the Superior Unit Award. Additional awards of the Army MUC are denoted by bronze oak leaf clusters; the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque was established by War Department Circular 345 on 23 August 1944. The circular provided units which received the Plaque were entitled to wear on their right sleeves of their service coat and shirt the Meritorious Service Unit Insignia.

A gold star placed on the plaque represented additional awards until War Department Circular No. 54, 1946, provided that additional awards would be shown by placing a gold numeral on the inside of the wreath. In December 1946, the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque was eliminated, replaced with the issue of the Meritorious Unit Commendation. A new design of the Meritorious Service Unit Emblem was approved in April 1947; this replaced the sleeve insignia and was to be effective 1 January 1949. On 16 May 1947, AR 260-15 announced the MUC, granted the wear of the MUC emblem, provided for the display of the scarlet MUC streamer, with the name of the applicable theater of operations in white letters. On 11 April 1949, TAG advised D/PA that the stock position was such that it would not be exhausted prior to 1959. By Comment 2, 1 March 1960, DCSPER stated that for planning purposes the new Meritorious Service Unit emblem would be authorized for wear on or after 1 January 1961, with wear of the old one prohibited after 30 June 1962.

However, the stock level was still so high that it was not introduced into the supply system until 14 July 1966. Navy Meritorious Unit CommendationThe Navy MUC was authorized by SECNAV Notice 1650 on 17 July 1967 and is awarded by the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, or Commandant of the Marine Corps to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that has distinguished itself, under combat or non-combat conditions, by either valorous or meritorious achievement, which renders the unit outstanding compared to other units performing similar service, but not sufficient to justify award of the Navy Unit Commendation; this award may be conferred upon units of the other branches of the U. S. Armed Forces, the armed forces of friendly foreign nations serving with U. S. Armed Forces, provided such units meet the standards established for Marine Corps units. To justify this award, the unit must have performed service of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of a Bronze Star Medal, or achievement of like caliber in a non-combat situation, to an individual.

Normal performance of duty or participation in many comb

Curio (brand)

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Erastus Wiman

Erastus Wiman was a Canadian journalist and businessman who moved to the United States. He is best known as a developer in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Wiman was born in Churchville, Upper Canada on April 21, 1834 to Erastus Wyman and Therese Amelia née Matthews.. Wiman's first job was at the North American in Toronto at age 16, as an apprentice printer for a salary of $1.50 a week for his 1st cousin Hon. Sir William MacDougalland was a founding father of Canadian Confederation. After four years, he worked as a reporter and the business editor for the Toronto Globe, he moved into business for R. G. Dun and Co. becoming the manager of the company's Ontario branch at age 26. At age 33, he was transferred to New York and would become general manager of the company The firm would be called Dun, Wiman & Co, he became president of the Great Northwestern Telegraph Company of Canada in 1881. In the late 1800s, Wiman emerged as a major developer in the New York City borough of Staten Island.

As the president of the Staten Island Railway Co. and the St. George Ferry to Manhattan, Wiman pushed to make the borough the center of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's New York operations, was involved in one of the early proposals to connect Staten Island to the other four boroughs of the city via a rail tunnel. Wiman constructed an amusement park near St. George Ferry Terminal, purchased the Metropolitan Baseball Club which he relocated to the neighborhood, he owned several properties on the island, including a country home on Hylan Boulevard in Eltingville owned by Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. In 1893, Wiman went into bankruptcy, proceeded by the turnover of several entities he owned into the hands of others. In 1894, Wiman was arrested for forgery after attempting to cash a $5,000 check from R. G. Dunn made out to a false name, he was found guilty in 1895, would relinquish his fortune after lawsuits by his creditors. Wiman suffered a stroke in 1901, died at his home in St. George in 1904.

Wiman was a proponent of reciprocity, now known as free trade, between the United States. Wiman had four sons, William who married Anna Deere-a great granddaughter of John Deere- the couple were the parents of Dwight Deere Wiman as well as Charles Deere Wiman. Grandchildren of William and Anna include Nancy "Trink" Deere Wiman, Anna Deere Wiman, Katherine Deere Wiman, Damaris Deere Wiman, Mary Jane Wiman, Patricia Deere Wiman, while some of the great grandchildren include Rufus Wakeman and family, Michael Colhoun and family, Susan Taft and family, Ian D Colhoun and family, the Brintons and families, the Hewitts and families, the Carters and families, the Glovers and families, etc; some of Erastus's relations on his maternal Matthews line include two well known families in the history of the fundamental Latter Day Saints religion which began abt 1838 under Joseph Smith-these were his two aunts:Maria Antoinette who married John Glines/Glynes and Aurelia who married Thomas William Hollingshead Wiman was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1897 although he was born and raised at Churchville, Ontario.

He was the only son of Therese née Matthews. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online New York Times Obituary