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#1 kanemono

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:59 PM

Here is a group to a Marine who was involved in extensive combat on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester he was also a member of the U.S. Naval Group, China S.A.C.O.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:04 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:11 PM

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#9 kanemono

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:40 PM

This Knuckle knife is made from the hilt of a Japanese army dress sword with the blade, scabbard and hanger from a Chinese dagger. The pommel has the Marines name and the date 1945 for his service in China. The EGA on the pommel must have been added later since it dates from the mid 1950's. I believe the pommel was added for a reunion of S.A.C.O. members. The U.S. Naval Group China S.A.C.O. had reunions from 1955 to 1915. The Chinese belt was with the group. The dealer I bought the group from said it came from a Good Will Store. He said there was a scrapbook with patches, documents and pictures which was sold separately. I had to buy everything individually so the group was quite expensive.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

Wow - from a GoodWill store!!



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

Superb! 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

Nicely done, thanks for posting.   Goodwill.....wow.   "We've just rolled out a cart, of we have no idea what and it's priced accordingly."   Glad it all made it to a good place. 



#13 manayunkman

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

Rich, very rich.

 

A group to die for.



#14 katieony

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:00 AM

Another rare and historic group...thank you for sharing his story and posting the images!



#15 BigJohn#3RD

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

Dick,

 

That is one bad rump group! Thanks for posting.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

Amazing group. That SACO medal its a 1st for me.


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