WWI 5th Marine Regiment WIA Grouping
Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:16 AM
It started with the below named Purple Heart on eBay. The seller had a low starting price but accepted BINs. I threw in an offer and forgot about it over the course of the work day. Checked my email later, and the seller put in a counter-offer, which I accepted. It wasn't until that time that I looked at his other auctions and noticed the other military items were WWI USMC-related. Through conversation with the seller I ascertained that the items all belonged to the same vet, and that the seller was working with the family to liquidate the estate.
I expressed my desire to keep the items together and we worked out a price for all the items. Just with those, I thought I had saved an excellent WWI Marine Corps group.
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Kyle, that is a great save and wonderful collection. WWI Marine groupings are so tough to find. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing. Kevin
Posted 21 October 2018 - 03:02 PM
Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:17 PM
Outstanding group. Azzie Hurst 43rd Co. 2nd Bn 5th Marines was wounded by a gunshot wound to the left forearm Oct. 4, 1918 at Blanc Mont when the 5th Marines assaulted through 'The Box' it was the worst single day loss for the Marine Corps in WWI, surpassing even June 6, 1918. 2/5 led the assault and suffered horrendous casualties.
Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:25 PM
Great group and appreciate you sharing your latest find.
Posted 22 October 2018 - 03:26 AM
Great to see that you were able to keep the group together...congratulations!
Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:37 AM
Thanks all - DevilDog- much appreciate your information on the vet and the attack in which he was wounded.
Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:43 PM
Posted 23 October 2018 - 11:37 AM
Great Group. Really nice work to keep this Marine's history together
Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:09 PM
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