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#1 nchistory

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:45 AM

One of Basilone's boys, enlist the help of Guadalcanal and 1/7 (Puller’s Battalion) historians.

Dog Tags of Donald A. Ellis, Company D, 1/7.  Seek any information or historical mention of Ellis.  Semper Fi.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:35 PM

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#8 nchistory

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:04 PM

Can anyone explain how Dog Company was part of Puller's 1/7?  Did 1/7 have 4 companies?  Was Dog Co. in 1st or 2nd BN.  The musters say 1st.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:31 PM

The fourth company of each battalion; D, H and M are the weapon companies of each battalion so yes Dog Company according to USMC WWII TOE is attached to 1st battalion.

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:51 PM

The fourth company of each battalion; D, H and M are the weapon companies of each battalion so yes Dog Company according to USMC WWII TOE is attached to 1st battalion.

 

 

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Thank you many times over Kurt.



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:58 PM

Nice set of tags.  With the date of the tetanus shots being as they are, it's a safe bet to assume that these tags were worn on the Canal.

 

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:41 AM

Great dog tags. Thanks for posting. Mike

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 05:27 AM

Nice set of tags.  With the date of the tetanus shots being as they are, it's a safe bet to assume that these tags were worn on the Canal.
 
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Tetanus dates do not mean the date of issue of the tag. These are not early type marine tags (fully acid etched or acid etched finger print). It is safe to say they were not worn on the canal.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:53 AM

Nice set of tags.  With the date of the tetanus shots being as they are, it's a safe bet to assume that these tags were worn on the Canal.

 

Steve

Yes Steve, to think it was at the Battle of Henderson Field.  Amazing. 



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:54 AM

Great dog tags. Thanks for posting. Mike

Thanks Mike



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:55 AM

Tetanus dates do not mean the date of issue of the tag. These are not early type marine tags (fully acid etched or acid etched finger print). It is safe to say they were not worn on the canal.

Zero possibility?  Or just the likelihood?



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:09 AM

Tetanus dates do not mean the date of issue of the tag. These are not early type marine tags (fully acid etched or acid etched finger print). It is safe to say they were not worn on the canal.

USdog, thanks for your information, I see you have an extensive collection of tags, outstanding.  Given your knowledge, can you date these tags?  Or when you think the steel tags came into use by the Marine Corps?  I appreciate your thoughts.  Have a good one.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:44 AM

Nice tags with great history!



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:03 AM

Nice tags with great history!

 

Thanks Katieony



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:32 AM

USdog, thanks for your information, I see you have an extensive collection of tags, outstanding.  Given your knowledge, can you date these tags?  Or when you think the steel tags came into use by the Marine Corps?  I appreciate your thoughts.  Have a good one.


I would say 1944 but no way of knowing for sure. They are wartime however, given the t-date.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:43 AM

I would say 1944 but no way of knowing for sure. They are wartime however, given the t-date.

Thank you very much.




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