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USMC Medal Group w/photos
Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:12 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:48 AM
Thank you for sharing!!
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I am looking for:
WWII Navy Cross Medal Box
WWII 5th Marine Division Uniform
WWII Marine Camo Reversible Poncho
USAAF Type B-4 Life Vest
Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:52 AM
"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)
Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:05 PM
Thanks for sharing it!
"The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny. In fact, it is the only means of resisting tyranny, since a citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized." Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret.)
Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:13 AM
Sgt/USMC/0311, 0913, 0931, 0933
School of Infantry (East), MCT, K Co
"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:00 AM
Named or Attributed Type 1/Type 2 USN PHs
WW2 USN/USMC Named or Attributed Medal Groups
Early Campaign Medals (numbered and plain)
Patched WW2 USMC Uniforms
WW2 USN High Ranking Officer Uniforms
Contact me if you have something!
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:04 AM
This excerpt mentions my father's (Capt. Ditta's) wound. I've included a photo of Paige as a Sgt., pre-war 1941 at (I think) Parris Island, taken by my father. I have several other images of Sgt. Paige, also taken by my father with the negatives as well.
"It was a really strange sort of quietness. As I sat down soaked with perspiration and steam still rising from my hot gun, Captain Louis Ditta, another wonderful officer who had joined the riflemen in the skirmish line and had earlier been firing his 60mm mortars to help me, slapped me on the back and as he handed me his canteen of water he kept saying, 'tremendous, tremendous!' He then looked down at his legs. We could see blood coming through his dungarees. He had a neat bullet hole in his right leg.
There were hundreds of enemy dead in the grass, on the ridge, in the draw, and in the edge of the jungle. We dragged as many as we could into the jungle, out of the sun. We buried many and even blasted some of the ridge over them to prevent the smell that only a dead body can expel in heat. A corpsman sent by Capt. Ditta smeared my whole left arm with a tube of salve of some kind."
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:32 AM
—Actor Lee Marvin, circa, 1967, about serving in WW II
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:40 AM
Haven't found the original recommendation which would be in greater detail, but here's the official award letter.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:53 AM
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