Jump to content


Photo

Father (WWI - Army & USMC) and Son (WWII AAF) Groupings


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:18 PM

Hey All,

I recently acquired this group of items off of Facebook Marketplace. There were items belonging to 4 individuals, spanning the Civil War to WWII. 

 

Going to focus on the group of items attributed to a father and son.

 

The father served initially with the Army, in the Aviation Signal Reserve Corps, from Jan 1918 to his discharge in Jul 1918.

 

Immediate following his discharge, he enlisted in the USMC, until his discharge in Aug 1919. 

 

Overseas service spanned Nov 1918 to Jul 1919, with the 11th Regiment in France as part of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade. 

 

First up, his USMC Good Conduct Medal, with accompanying certificate:

 

GCM I.jpg

 

GCM II.jpg



#2 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:19 PM

Close-up of the medal

 

GCM III.jpg



#3 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:20 PM

WWI Victory Medal with incorrect combination of France bar and Maltese Cross. 

 

WWII Vic.jpg



#4 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:20 PM

Sharpshooter Badges

 

Sharpshooter.jpg



#5 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:21 PM

Engraved table top medal, awarded by Jefferson County, OH

 

Jefferson County Table Medal.jpg



#6 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

Plate from a Horse Bridle and WWI Victory ribbon (not sure if this was his)

 

Horse Bridle.jpg

 

WWI Vic Ribbon.jpg



#7 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:24 PM

Army Officer Belt Buckle. Definitely not his, however I imagine he acquired it somehow, as well collar brass for the 325th Regiment. 

 

Office Buckle.jpg



#8 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:24 PM

325th Regiment.jpg



#9 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

Handwritten account of his service

 

Handwritten Account.jpg

 

Letter Home

 

Letters (2).jpg



#10 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:26 PM

Additional post cards sent home

 

Letters (1).jpg

 

Vaccination record

 

Vaccination.jpg



#11 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

Letters pertaining to his service with the Aviation Officer Signal Reserve Corps

 

Aviation Signal Reserve Corps I.jpg

 

Aviation Signal Reserve Corps II.jpg

 

 



#12 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

continued..

 

Aviation Signal Reserve Corps III.jpg



#13 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

last

Attached Images

  • Aviation Signal Reserve Corps IV.jpg


#14 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

Army Discharge

 

Army Discharge I.jpg



#15 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

continued

 

Army Discharge II.jpg



#16 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:30 PM

USMC Discharge

 

USMC Discharge I.jpg



#17 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:30 PM

continued

 

USMC Discharge II.jpg



#18 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:31 PM

Traveling home - USS Orizaba

 

USS Orizaba (1).jpg



#19 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:32 PM

continued..

 

USS Orizaba (2).jpg



#20 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:33 PM

Final resting place

 

94858623_134419245669.jpg

 



#21 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

His son - WWII Service

 

IMG_5933.jpg



#22 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

Dog tags, and the always needed P38!

 

IMG_5938.jpg



#23 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

V-Mail - Merry Christmas!

 

IMG_5940.jpg

 

IMG_5939.jpg



#24 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

Where am I going, and where have I been?

 

IMG_5934.jpg

 

IMG_5935.jpg



#25 MasonK

MasonK
  • Members
    • Member ID: 29,885
  • 4,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hatboro, PA

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:37 PM

Goofing around in Italy

 

IMG_5937.jpg

 

IMG_5936.jpg




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users