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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:02 PM
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:13 PM
Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:22 PM
Excellent photos! I can get lost for hours while looking at these old wonderful pieces of history. Notice any thing odd about a few of the chin straps on the Marine covers? I think the Sgt in the photo was one of my DI's!
Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:32 PM
Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:45 PM
DD: Only know it was for actions on 21-22 Apr...have not researched that far yet.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:55 PM
DYER, JESSE FARLEY
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 2 December 1877, St. Paul, Minn. Appointed from: Minnesota. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914; was in both days fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:10 PM
Love the photos, the gun pointer on the sailor especially. Now here is something I'd like to point out in the marine photo.....note the field musician on the lower left, seated. His red stripe is the thin field music type (thanks Dirk!) but take note he is wearing a sword. He has no rank on his sleeves, so no way of him being an NCO. Now then, the sword looks like an NCO model. I've not seen marine field musics wearing swords before like army musicians. Any thoughts from the more educated "Old Corps Illuminati" out here?
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