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Korean War era USMC Dress Blues from a career NCO

Started by vzemke , Aug 08 2008 05:40 PM

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#1 vzemke

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:40 PM

Thought I would show off this nice uniform and small grouping that I have had in storage for a while now. The coat is a nice Korean War era USMC dress blue tunic with MSGT rank and 5 service stripes on each sleeve. My favorite part is the ribbon mount. Its the thin stye and made by H&H. This guy apparently got around quite a bit! He sports a large silver campaign star on the Pacific Campaign medal and a star on the American Defense Medal.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:42 PM

Here is a close up of the ribbons.... The Sharpshooter badge is unmarked.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:50 PM

Here are the "odds and ends". Another set of ribbons (probably missing the bottom bar with his Korea ribbons). Also his Good Conduct Medal, which is unfortunately not named but has his Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Award bars (also not named). Last but not least are a mis-matched pair of his WWII dog tags.
On reads:
BURT,
CHARLES M.
245828-P
TYPE-A
T. 7-42
USMC

The other reads:
BURT,
CHARLES M.
245828 P
T- 2/45
BT-A USMC

Anyone know where I could find more info on this guy?
Thanks,
Vance

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:49 AM

He is on Ancestry.com as being in Engineer Co, 1st Marine Brig, Culbra, PR in Jan 1936

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

Hi, My father's service number was 245885, just 57 Marines behind your NCO. Pvt. Shaw enlisted October 15th, 1934, in Los Angeles.

Hope this helps, Jim

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. This guy must have been quite the "old salt". I sure wish I knew where he was at overseas to qualify for the star on his American Defense Medal.

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Vance

Hi, My father's service number was 245885, just 57 Marines behind your NCO. Pvt. Shaw enlisted October 15th, 1934, in Los Angeles.

Hope this helps, Jim



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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:50 PM

He spent most of 1940 at Pearl Harbor and then in Dec. 1940 was sent off to Midway:


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