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#51 USdog

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:43 PM

 
He carved it on Guam after they came back form Iwo.  I will send you PM with photos as I do not want to hijack USdog's post sorry if I did.  Richard


Not at all. Awesome tags! Would love to see the carved boat as well. Feel free to post it here.

#52 suwanneetrader

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:08 PM

Here they are:  He carved it and sent to me and Mom in Williamstown KY. It has USS Elmo (Mom's middle name) and Sonny Boy (me) carved in the side also note sail cloth is khaki scrap of material. Richard

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

Dog Tag to Frederick A Gonzalez...survivor of Pearl Harbor and recipient of the Bronze Star w/ V on Iwo Jima...I have a thread about him here... http://www.usmilitar...tag#entry563254

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 08:37 AM

Protase Niemeyer 3rd battalion 12th marines 3rd marine division
Pretty sure he was on Iwo Jima

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:39 AM

I'm very excited to be able to post these here- my very first set to a USMC Iwo Jima combat veteran.

Mark Lee served as a Field Lineman with the 4th Marine Division, 1st Joint Assault Signal Company. On February 22nd, 1945, he was wounded by shrapnel to the side while on Iwo Jima. He was evacuated to a hospital ship offshore for what should have been a two-week period before returning to duty.

He went on to serve with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. He is pictured here around 1952/53, as a tough old SSgt. You can see what I believe to be his Purple Heart ribbon amongst his other ribbons. Included is another dog tag set to him from the Korean War era.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

Another set I received, Herman Mays served as a truck driver (Heavy) during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan. He later served in the V Amphibious Corps and landed on Iwo Jima on D-Day, February 19th. He served there continuously until March 24th, 1945.

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 08:36 PM

Guess I should add this one... H/2/3 for the duration of the war...Bougainville, Guam, Solomons, Iwo Jima...discussed here... http://www.usmilitar...-marine-dogtag/

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#58 Wharfmaster

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

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#59 USdog

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

Here's one.

This marine served in Battery D, Second Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division. He was a field artillery crewman. Disembarked from LST-764 on L-Day, February 19, 1945, and fought on the island until March 16, 1945.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:43 AM

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

I have more Iwo tags not posted but this is my latest.  He was a Seabee with the 31st NCB wounded at Iwo on the 20th of February I believe.  The 31st NCB was attached to the 5th Marine Division and landed with the 2nd wave, H-hour +60 min. 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

very nice set. I haven't seen very many tags to Seabees from Iwo. Congrats!



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

Its been awhile since I have had the time to do anything with tags and thought I would make the time to share this set. The tags and engraved knife belonged to coast guard pharmacist's mate 2nd class Charles Robert Roth. Roth served aboard LST 787. LST 787 was involved in the initial Iwo Jima assault on Feb 19th. Roth is pictured standing up in the middle of his shipmates leading prayer service the day before the invasion.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:34 PM

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

Protase Niemeyer 3rd battalion 12th marines 3rd marine division
Pretty sure he was on Iwo Jima


Hey there,

My aunt and uncle picked up an old Marine helmet at an auction as a gift and I think my helmet is IDed to your dog tags! What a coincidence!!!

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 10:11 AM

Here is my SOS find. Still need to do some more research but it appears he earned the Silver Star and bronze star as well but unsure of the battle. Posted Image


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 10:13 AM

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 10:16 AM

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 06:36 PM

Corporal Nathan Smith was my friend. He died in 2016. Was with the 4th Division all four landings. Company I, 23rd Marines. Silver Star at Saipan and wounded on Feb 24th at Iwo. C8A416B3-A3AF-42E7-8380-EA09BEA5B03E.jpeg A2300E57-AE60-4506-9395-42E07902C2CA.jpeg

#71 Steve Brannan

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 06:38 PM

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