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Early Acid Etched Marine officers dog tag

Started by USdog , Jul 13 2017 01:56 PM

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#1 USdog

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

Here is one tag I was excited to pick up. Actually is my first fully acid etched marine dog tag!

This officer was defiantly of the 'Old Breed', enlisting in the marines in 1926. By early 1942, he attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant, while a part of H&S Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

He would see action at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. At Peleliu, he was at that point a Major and was WIA on Sept. 16.

Seeing that this tag is T dated 7-42 with his rank of 1st LT (later a Capt. in 10-42), it leaves little doubt in my mind that this was the tag he was wearing when he landed on the canal :)

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#2 warguy

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

Very nice tag, thanks for sharing. Kevin

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:37 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:40 AM

Yowsers! That is a sweet tag, congrats.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:59 AM

What a beaut, Connor! Gotta love the uniqueness and artistry of the acid tags. No two are alike. Not to mention, the history behind this one is highly interesting. Congrats on a gem of a find!

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:12 AM

Love it! Reminds me of the 7th Marines Guadalcanal tag I sold a few years back

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

I love that salty tag!!!!!!

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:51 PM

Thanks all for the comments. It sure is a looker! Was glad to add it to the collection to say the least.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:08 AM

I too had two early tags like that to officers who were both pre-war and attached to the 2nd Division on both Guadalcanal and Tarawa. Nice.

 

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