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#1 MBMorley

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:47 PM

Here are a few of mine . . . this one I just picked up about a week ago and it just arrived in the mail today! Many of you might have seen this listed on ebay . . . it sold for a ridiculous amount but the winning bidder ended up not paying so the seller cut me a deal in order to keep it all together . . . he even threw in a few extra items as well. Hope you enjoy!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:48 PM

Patches, captured Japanese pictures and Aussie made Raider Patch.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:49 PM

Here is a close of the Aussie Raider patch Ray Merrell sent home to his mother which she kept in an album.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

Here is the original Service Green uniform (with replaced ribbons . . . patches and collar ega's original to the uniform) that belonged to Cpl. Elton M. Adams. I have been in contact with Elton Adams' nephew regarding this uniform and he has been most helpful in supplying me with information and pictures. Below is Elton's Bio found in the Rapid City Journal Obituary.

NEMO - Elton M. Adams, age 83, of Nemo passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Elton was born on February 27, 1923 on a farm near Kouts, Indiana to Harvey and Louise (Heinhold) Adams. Elton was the youngest of nine children. He lived in Indiana until graduating from Hammon High School in June of 1941. On December 9, 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 6 days later on December 15, 1941. Prior to Elton's primary duty assignment, he attended several Marine Corps schools. They included, Messenger Signal School, Chemical Warfare School, Japanese Weapons School, Combat Rifleman, and Non-Commission Officer's School. After his training, Elton received an assignment to join a newly formed elite unit called the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion (Carlson's Raiders) under the command of Colonel Evans Carlson and Major James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Elton was a decorated veteran of the Battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Solomon Islands. He also proudly served during the assault on Iwo Jima, as part of the 26th Marines of the 5th Marine Division. Elton was awarded the Purple Heart twice during his duty in the Pacific Theater along with the Naval Commendation Medal (3 times), Presidential Unit Citation (2 times), Pacific Area Campaign Medal with 4 battle stars, Occupation of Japan Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. After being honorably discharged in 1945, Elton worked for a short time in the steel foundries in Indiana. After that, he operated a custom harvesting business in the Midwest with his brother and worked harvesting timber in the Black Hills. On May 9th, 1947 Elton and Norma Troxell were united in marriage in Lead, South Dakota. The couple continued in the wheat harvesting business until 1952, when Elton and Norma moved to Nemo, South Dakota and began operation of the 4T Guest Ranch Store and Brandin' Iron Cafe in Nemo as part of a family run business through 1968. During these years Elton also worked as the Nemo Postmaster until 1974. He then worked as the Assistant Postmaster in Lead, Mailroom Tour Foreman and Mail and Window Service Supervisor at the Rapid City Post Office and Supervisor of Postal Operations in Lead until he retired in 1983. He was involved in many civic organizations including Nemo Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scouts Committee, Firearm Safety Instructor, Nemo Community Association, Box Elder Job Corps Community Relations Council and Nemo Cemetery Association. Elton was also a Scottish Rite Mason for 50 years, a member of The Shrine NAJA Temple of Deadwood, past President of the NAJA Temple Flag Unit, lifetime member of both the VFW and DAV, The Marine Raiders Association, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Elton was an avid outdoorsman, being especially proud of his vegetable and flower gardens. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Elton lived in Nemo for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Norma of Nemo, his sons Randall (Cathie) of Rapid City and Russell of Belle Fourche; his grandchildren, Mandy, Matt, Chris, Andrew, and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Vincent and Nicholas; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, six brothers and three sisters preceded Elton in death. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a Masonic service at 7 p.m. conducted by Deadwood Lodge No. 7 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Nemo Community Church with Pastor Nick Rombough officiating. Interment will follow at the Nemo Community Cemetery with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard. Memorials have been established for the Shrine Temple Travel Fund for Children and the Nemo Cemetery Association. Friends may sign Elton's online guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com. Published in Rapid City Journal on September 25, 2006

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

Close up of the Ribbons.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:00 PM

Dress Blues of Cpl. Donald E. Feeley who was a member of E. Company 3rd Raider Battalion.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:01 PM

Cpl. Feeley's ribbons.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:01 PM

Cpl. Feeley's Raider patch.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

Patches, captured Japanese pictures and Aussie made Raider Patch.


NOTE: I added the ribbons and shooting award to show what he received.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:10 PM

Wow excellent uniforms! Great raider group too!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:36 PM

Brandon,

Great thread and remember that Feely group; what did he get the commendation ribbon for?

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

Brandon,

Great thread and remember that Feely group; what did he get the commendation ribbon for?

Kurt Barickman


Donald Feeley had the dress blues . . . Elton M. Adams was the man with the multiple commendation awards (according to his obituary bio). I'm not sure how or why he received it, I'm still waiting on his DD-214 to arrive from St. Louis . . . I'll update as soon as it does!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:30 PM

What Leif said!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:39 PM

I really like the Assie made Raider patch on this Blues.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:10 AM

I really like the Assie made Raider patch on this Blues.


That patch is not Aussie made. Small US made twill variant.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:35 AM

PFC. Charles Brinkman, KIA 3-4-1945, Iwo Jima. Machine gun platoon 1st BN, 27th MARINES 5th Marine Division.
Co. G 2nd PARA BN. 1st PARA REG Choiseul, Vella Lavella.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:48 AM

This is GREAT stuff guys . . . keep em coming!!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:03 AM

Here is more from the Ray Merrell 2nd Raider Grouping. This is the Japanese flag he captured on Okinawa as a member of Weapons Co. 4th Marine Regt. 6th Division.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

Close up of the Japanese stamps and Ray's name stamp on flag.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:05 AM

Picture of Ray Merrell holding this same Japanese flag along with the capture documents listing this flag and all other items he captured.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:12 AM

What a fantastic collection of items and history. Thanks

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

Here is a medal group from Thomas Allen who was killed on Okinawa. He had served with the Raiders.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:03 AM

Awesome stuff guys. Congrats!

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:23 AM

Great DREAMS items!!

Thank you for sharing!!

BR, Ricardo.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

Great topic...would love to see more from members!
This uniform belonged to a Lt Col who started out the war as a Lt. in the Para Marines before going over to the 9th Marines of the 3rd Division where he served at Guam where he was wounded after taking command from the previous CO who was hit and evacuated and later served at Okinawa

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