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#26 teufelhund

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

Bonjour.
The collar was worn during the St. Mihiel operation.
The latest discovery is unfortunately the evidence.
solcarlus.

http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=75373


A friend of mine found 2 USMC collar discs of the same type ( supposedly french made) in the woods South of Exermont (Argonne) where the 4Th Brigade was billeted before the 3 rd phase of the Meuse Argonne offensive (last week of October 1918) See Mc Leeland book
In the same wood( MXXXeau wood) I found 3 EG&A Mod 1914 Emblems and my friend much more but not during the same year
I have the pictures taken on the spot, but only on slide format ( circa 1990)
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

Bonjour.
The collar was worn during the St. Mihiel operation.
The latest discovery is unfortunately the evidence.
solcarlus.

http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=75373

Bonjour Senor Solcarlus!
Unfortunately I do not see any "evidence" in the link you provided. Please tell me what how this article relates?? Were discs found with this Marine?

S/F,
Mike

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:02 PM

Bonjour usmcaviator

I can assure you that the marine had indeed discovered a pair of collars.
The one who discovered the body handed them over to the police. The collars were sent to the family with other personal effects.
It was forbidden to take pictures of the exhumation of the body.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:02 AM

Gents

Please find hereunder the picture of the USMC emblems and CD found by a french friend on the Belleau Wood area battlefield and in the woods South of Exermont
The two USMC CDs on the bottom left ( supposedly french made) were unhearted in my presence in these woods in the Argonne ( two years the one apart from the other) where the 4th brigade was billeted waiting for its participation in the fourth and final phase of the MA offensive.
I can therefore confirm of the evidence of this discovery, and in my opinion, it can no longer subsit an uncertainty concerning the fact that the 4th Brigade ( USMC) , at least part of it ( replacements) received the USMC CDs as early as September 1918.

Anyway, this subject wont never be elucidated , so any information on the origin of this model of CD are welcomed
With my best regards
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:34 AM

A friend of mine found 2 USMC collar discs of the same type ( supposedly french made) in the woods South of Exermont (Argonne) where the 4Th Brigade was billeted before the 3 rd phase of the Meuse Argonne offensive (last week of October 1918) See Mc Leeland book
In the same wood( MXXXeau wood) I found 3 EG&A Mod 1914 Emblems and my friend much more but not during the same year
I have the pictures taken on the spot, but only on slide format ( circa 1990)
Teufelhund


Hi,

I think you're talking about me ;) and show what is mine :thumbdown:

I confirm having found 2 CD, supposed as french made, on this area 25 years ago.

USMCAVIATOR, please get rid of your doubts, no liar on this topic, only french (and belgian) pationates.

About items condition, having dug for more than 35 years, I may assess the best can be found and the worst 2 meters away.

Regards

Foxy


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#31 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

Merci de poster vos gentlen trouve, fantastique! Nous aimerions en voir plus. Remarque, j'ai changé le titre de ce fil et il est maintenant coincé dans la zone de discussion. Merci!

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:27 AM

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Hello,
this Marine was KIA at the beginning of November 1918, I've taken out his name on purpose, on consideration for his memory.
This is an official evidence that some Marines were wearing collar discs during the fights.
He was a replacement...
May this help you in your research.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:40 AM

Most interesting Document! I did verify for "Oak", the SNM was on muster rolls with the 2nd Replacement Battalion, 32nd Division, AEF in April 1918. At the time of his death (Nov 1918) he was a member of 2nd Battalion, 6th Regiment. This would indicate to me the "USMC collar design" (indicated on the document above) were disc's that were procured by the Paymaster in Paris in August 1918 (Ref: Col Driscoll's T.M. Pg 39)

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:52 PM

I'm reading this in awe. Thank you for the post and God Bless The Marine Corps. I treasure my dads EGA's from Korea yet to find ones buried in France is really special.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:23 AM

while not dug in France, I feel that this thread would be a great place to past these relics as USMC relics are rarely ever posted...these were found on the shore of Glass Beach, Guantanomo Bay, Cuba...

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