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#76 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

I don't think that last one belonged to the Gd'H.  This button says Republique d'Haiti so could have been used on any official uniform after.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:29 AM

Cartridge Box Plate worn by members of the Haitian Constabulary "Gendarmerie".  It measures 2 1/2" X 5"

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:34 AM

Another example of a belt buckle from same seller as cartridge box

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

I don't think that last one belonged to the Gd'H.  This button says Republique d'Haiti so could have been used on any official uniform after.

The shooting badges and buttons all came from the same dealer. I also got some Nicaraguan buttons.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:01 PM

Haiti Medaille Militaire Medal awarded to Brigadier General Richard S. Hooker, USMC, Commander of the Gendarmerie de Haiti. The reverse of the medal is hallmarks by Bailey, Banks, and Biddle of Philadelphia.

Colonel Richard S. Hooker commanded the 4th Marine regiment in China during 1930-32, so I suspect he was awarded by Haiti during the 1930s?

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Colonel Hooker, while CO of 4th Marines in China 1932

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

Interesting official photo from July 1936 titled HIGH RANKING MARINES RECEIVE FOREIGN MEDALS.

From left to right is Brigadier General David D. Porter, Adjutant Inspector of the Marine Corps, presenting the Medal of Honor and Merit from Haiti to Major General L. McCarthy Little, Commadant of the Marine Corps. Others are left to right, Brigadier General Hugh Matthews, Quatermaster of the Marine Corps, who received the Nicaraguan Medal of Distinction and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas S. Clark, Commandant of the Marine Barracks Washington DC, who received the Order of Honor and Merit, the Distinguished Service Order, and the Brevet of Merit from Haiti.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:35 PM

Colonel Hooker, while CO of 4th Marines in China 1932


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:28 PM

Great thread Erik.

 

Chris


Edited by nchistory, 02 February 2020 - 03:28 PM.



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