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#1 vietvet7071

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

This may be a dumb question, but were European Africa Mediterranean Campaign Medal issued to U.S. Marines? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:18 PM

Sure, all the Cruisers and Battleships that served in Europe and the Med. all had Marine detachments. Also, there were USMC units that trained with UK forces. Mark

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:20 PM

Sure, all the Cruisers and Battleships that served in Europe and the Med. all had Marine detachments. Also, there were USMC units that trained with UK forces. Mark

I believe Iceland service also qualified for it

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

Also Marine Detachment Londonderry (Northern Ireland)

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

And OSS duties.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:21 PM

Also Marine Detachment Londonderry (Northern Ireland)

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Some of them participated in the invasion of North Africa:

When the US first established bases in Scotland and North Ireland, Marines were sent to guard them. And it was from the battalion stationed at Londonderry, where Col. Lucian W. Burnham, USMC, was commanding officer, that the small detachment of Marines under command of Maj. Louis C. Plain, USMC, was sent to participate in the North African landings. Six of these men were assigned to HMS Hartland on her daring mission of crashing the boom at Oran harbor, while the remainder, after landing at Arzeu, proceeded overland and captured the principal harbor fort at Mers-el-Kebir.

#7 Jason G

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

Here's a Marine bandsman, SgtMaj Lynch, who served in all three theatres, in addition to having lots of pre war service.
I've got his blues, greens, and blue/white covers.

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Note the lack of service stars on the ribbons, and being out of precedence. But, they've been on there forever, and I've had the uniform since the 1970's.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:29 AM

Here's a Marine bandsman, SgtMaj Lynch, who served in all three theatres, in addition to having lots of pre war service.
I've got his blues, greens, and blue/white covers.

SgtMaj_Lynch_Ribbons.jpg

Note the lack of service stars on the ribbons, and being out of precedence. But, they've been on there forever, and I've had the uniform since the 1970's.

What is the ribbon in the lower right after the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign?

#9 Jason G

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:10 PM

Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon. Discontinued in 1965.

From wiki

The Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon is a decoration of the United States Marine Corps which was issued between the dates of the December 17, 1945 and December 17, 1965. The ribbon was first created by Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and recognizes those members of the Marine Corps Reserve who performed ten years of honorable reserve service.

To be awarded the Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon, a service member must have performed ten years of reserve duty in an “active drill status” implying satisfactory attendance at weekend drills and participation in yearly two week training periods. The ten years of service may be cumulative over a twelve year period. The Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon is not awarded to members of the inactive reserves or Marine Corps reservists who were called to full time active duty

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:08 PM

Here's the ribbon rack of Marine aviator BGen Frank H. Schwable USMC Ret. He qualified for the EAME when he was assigned to the RAF in N.Africa and the U.K. in 1941/42 to study Night Fighting techniques. Semper Fi....Bob

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:48 PM

Here is the ribbon bar of Noel 'Pete' Hales who was an R/O and went to the UK to train with the RAF, in 1943. He actually flew several combat missions with No.256 Squadron in Beaufighters as R/O to Homer Hutchinson. Ironically, Hales was Hutchinson's R/O in Korea when VMF(N) 513 converted to the F3D Skyknight. MarkMVC_001S.JPG

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:07 AM

Now, THAT's cool. I didn't know Marines cross trained with the RAF!

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:12 PM

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