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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:26 AM

Edward Gillette Hagen was born in Hoboken, NJ in 1893. He was a Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1917. He served with the Marine Corps almost 30 years. Thanks to Mark, I finally got his service record. rps20161007_093023.jpg

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:27 AM

Naval Academy Class of 1917.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

Hagen at the Naval Academy.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

Upon graduation he received his commission, and assigned to the USA Arkansas. After a time at Fort Crockett, Texas he was sent to France with the 11th Regiment.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:44 AM

More details to come. Thank you for looking.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:37 PM

From 1919-1940, Edward served in Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. He was also sent to China to study the Chinese language, eventually becoming an attaché to the Chinese Legation.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

Name in the uniform.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 09:41 AM

That's a great find! Are you going to restore his ribbon rack how it looked during WWII or leave it as they look right now?


Edited by Corpsman_1941, 08 October 2016 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 02:59 PM

I'm going to leave the ribbons as is. I'll post his Guadalcanal service tonight or tomorrow.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:59 AM

Lt. Col. Hagen served with the 11th Marines during the Guadalcanal campaign. Due to heavy shelling, he was evacuated late 1942.



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:05 AM

Letter to his wife, letting her know of his evacuation.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:08 AM

Retirement.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 10:31 AM

Great to see some new information! I found he was CO of 2/11 on Guadalcanal.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

I knew you would appreciate this post. You're pretty sharp when it comes to the 1st Marine Division.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

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