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#1 jeeplover

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

I was wanting to get some information as to what ribbon bars/medals would be right for this uniform. any info on the individual would be nice to thank you . the name is R.W. BRANDON  would add more pictures but it seems I have reached my limit.

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#2 Stinger Gunner USMC

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Robert M Brandon. Not a W. Was a capt. With 6th and 15th defense battalions through late 44 with VAC then was stateside when VAC hit Iwo. He joined 12th marines prior to April 45.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

wow cool so this is a older uniform of his. if I could take more pictures I would this is a beautiful uniform. so what ribbon bars would be right for this uniform? thank you so much for the information on him. 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

Unless you request his records from the NARA you
are just guessing and not restoring. But he would have undoubtedly had the american campaign Asia pacific and the wwii victory. Its.possible there are more but to properly restore would require writing the archives with an SF 180

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:41 PM

Nice uniform!

#6 jeeplover

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:05 AM

Nice uniform!

 

thank you. I was under the impression that only family could obtain records. am I wrong?



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:22 AM

not sure I could get his records there are lots of things they ask for I do not know. I looked at the form SF 180. would like to restore proper but will probably settle for the basic medals. thank you guys. when I can post more pictures I will put more of this uniform up.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:34 AM

more pictures

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:43 AM

thought I had pictures of the front and inside I will get them tomorrow. plus I have the pants.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Should be no problem getting the records, only if its less than 63 years after they left the service that you can only get partial records.

 

Have Lori at Redbird Research or Geoff at Golden Arrow pull the records...

 

 

Good Luck!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

who are lori and Geoff ? are they on here or is there a site to contact them?

Should be no problem getting the records, only if its less than 63 years after they left the service that you can only get partial records.

 

Have Lori at Redbird Research or Geoff at Golden Arrow pull the records...

 

 

Good Luck!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

very nice.  hard to find patched ww2 USMC officer's uniforms it seems.  Just google Geoff Golden Arrow Research.  He is awesome and he can email pdf file of the NPRC records to you.  I did it myself for a long time before frustration with NPRC forced me into having Geoff do it for me for zero hassle.

 

I have some ww2 USMC Capt'n bars for your uniform if you want to restore it.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

old post I know. I just requested his records I will share when I get them.



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:01 PM

at last i have his records. still not good at reading them. i have questions. was he at peral harbor ? the first entry in his records looks like he was. hope you all enjoy.

his ribbon bar should be real simple right?

https://www.dropbox....s FOIA.PDF?dl=0



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:13 AM

ok so according to the records he would have a 3 ribbon bar with 1 combat star. a set of ww2 USMC Capt'n bars. these would be square with no taper? the ribbon bar should be the thick one? please let me know is this correct. would other awards be listed qualification badges\PUC/? thanks for any help you guys can give



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:26 PM

ok i am just talking to myself now. when i get the stuff and restore it i will post pictures. 

thank you guys for all the help.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:54 AM

The ribbon bar would be the thick 1/2 inch bar. I would put Asiatic Pacific with 1 star, American Campaign and WWII Victory.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:40 AM

would he have a PUC or any proficiency badges . how do the records work would they tell if he would have these awards?



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

I would say no on the PUC due to the 6th Defense Battalion never being awarded one. I am not sure about marksmanship badges. I don't see anything in his file saying he was awarded it.



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Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:54 PM

 I don't see anything in his file saying he was awarded it.

would it say that in the files ?



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:34 AM

It would sometimes, I looked up the 6th and 15th Defense Battalion and they weren't awarded any unit awards.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:13 PM

ok looking at his records on jun 1943 awarded the navy E for excellence in gunnery. is that a award that you get a ribbon for?



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

ok looking at his records on jun 1943 awarded the navy E for excellence in gunnery. is that a award that you get a ribbon for?

 

I am not sure. I don't really know much about marksmanship ribbons or badges.



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:59 AM

ok looking at his records on jun 1943 awarded the navy E for excellence in gunnery. is that a award that you get a ribbon for?

 

You really need a copy of his DD-214 to know which medals and awards this Marine was awarded, that is the way it works. The Marines do not give awards so easily but proficiency in marksmanship is a primary corps value.

 

R.D.

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:26 AM

i got all i could these are the records they released. is there another way to get his DD-214? i am sure his family could get it. i do not know them. 




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