EXTENSIVE USMC GUADALCANAL DIARY GROUPING WIA
Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:03 AM
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:19 AM
A really outstanding group...very hard to find them this complete! Thank you for posting!
Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:31 AM
Wow What a nice grouping. One of the best I have ever seen!
Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:55 AM
Outstanding group, and I really like the pre-war items mixed with it. The Good Conduct medal is odd in that it says First Enlistment 1940-1945 when his first enlistment would have been 1935-1939, since you said he enlisted in 1935.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:59 AM
That is a spectacular grouping. Seeing official engraving on a WIA PH for Guadalcanal is not unknown. It seems a number of them were issued. I used to own one to a Raider.
Thanks Kurt for the education, I never doubted for a moment it wasn't right, I just don't think I have ever seen a WIA officially engraved PH before. This grouping as many others have already stated, is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing. Kevin
Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:11 PM
Wow doesn't come it better that this. The rarely seen WIA officially engraved PH is awesome. Thanks for posting this great group
Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:02 PM
first class marine grouping - man that's a lot of cool items - the helmet and dress blues would have been the icing - well done!!
Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:25 PM
Thanks for all the comments, I'm enjoying going though the lot. Thanks to Kurt for answering the PH question, I've only seen a few USMC officially engraved WIA medals and those were from Guadalcanal veterans. Not sure why the GCM has 1st enlistment since he was in since 1935.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:31 PM
One of a kind! I have waited my whole collecting life to find something like that! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
So much to like - The named cartridge belt, the acid etched dog tags, and wound tag definitely highlights for me!!!
Thank you for posting!
Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:29 PM
Otherwise it could just be a mistake but not sure why it would be like that.
Super grouping!!! I can't believe all this stuff stayed together.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:36 PM
This is a grouping that most collectors only dream of owning! Thank you for sharing. Jack
Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:34 PM
FANTASTIC Group! Congrats. Re: the GCM engraving. His GCM time started when he went on Active Duty. Notice he has an Organized Marine Corps Reserve medal. Wonder if it's a FLEET Marine Corps Reserve medal, That would be more Icing on the Cake! I'm humbled seeing this Museum Quality group. Semper Fi Marine Valley! Bobgee
OOOPS! Saw the close-up of the OMCR Medal.....It's not a "FLEET".
Edited by bobgee, 12 February 2017 - 06:29 PM.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:19 PM
Thanks again for the comments. Thanks to Bobgee for explaining the dates on the GCM. I thought that might be the case but didn't want to state anything I didn't know as fact. He was reserve until 1940. All the items came straight from the family, they were in footlockers and on the walls of his veteran man cave. There is another box of items here and if there is anything of interest I will post it. Thanks for looking.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:38 PM
The pre war khaki dress jacket isnt common either
Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:22 AM
Wow! He really did keep everything! That is an absolutely stunning grouping! Thanks for sharing here!
Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:26 AM
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