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#1 mes

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:13 AM

Capt uniform named Scott Ratter born 3-19-20 enlisted in 3-12-42 went officers school 7-42 and was assigned to K co 3rd Bn 1st marines as a Plt Cmdr New Guinea Gloucester Peleliu and Okinawa he was discharged 5-28-46 and remained in reserves until 1965 and passed away on11-5-7011D66931-CBE3-4BE7-9CBF-7932719B6C46.jpeg 72F6BC38-1365-4FFC-A694-DEA88B8A1AC0.jpeg F4E3F040-7B52-4452-AB20-D973940BAD36.jpeg 4AD672A1-6901-4514-91A5-94153F5CACAE.jpeg 6438CF68-9188-4966-BF33-3300689B8387.jpeg

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

Very Nice Mark. Combat Officers are hard to find. I,m sure you like the Peleliu  Part.

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

Wow great set. It's miraculous he wasn't wounded .



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:05 AM

Great looking uniform Mark!



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:12 AM

Very Cool and thanks for sharing. My great uncle servered on Okinawa with I co 3rd Bn 1st marines. He could have known or met Capt Ratter.

#6 Kurt Barickman

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

Very nice Mark! Love those patched officer USMC tunics.

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

Wow. Dont see many of those. Great looking uniform. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:41 PM

Lovely uniform! I have a Hq co 3/1 captains uniform, who was on Gloucester as CO. Mightve known your guy!

Anyways, thats a great uniform, but since he got out of the reserves in 1965 does that mean youll be at the mercy of a FOIA request for another 7 years? Is there any way to get his BSM citation without going through the NARA?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:21 PM

Ben  Yes I have his foia which is very limited. It's another 9 years before his file is fully archival.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:46 AM

Mark,

 

A very nice addition to your collection!

 

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#11 Martinjmpr

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:59 AM

Interesting - is that a khaki version of the Marine "alpha?"  I've never seen that before, was it a pre-WWII or just a WWII uniform? 



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:19 PM

Its dated named and1945 and its a summer officers kaki I have some in other groups

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:39 AM

Awesome Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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