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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:23 PM

I found this one in a thrift store this morning. It was worn by a vet who died in January in Illinois. Just over two months later his widow - who made the vest - passed away. I have no idea how this vest made its way to a Southern California thrift store, but it is a wonderful legacy of two people who were active in the Military Order of the Devil Dogs and the Marine Corps League (a Google search gives some idea of their activity).

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#2 Bob Hudson

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

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This is the lining of the vest and the tag showing it is the handiwork of Mrs. Wood:

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#4 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:52 PM

Wow! If you ask me, that vest is priceless!

Thank you for sharing that with the forum. It is a rare occasion when something belonging to the Military Order of the Devil Dogs is found.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:16 AM

An outstanding vest with a great back story. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:41 PM

Same patch as the one on the front of your vest. This one is on a 3rd Marine Division uniform from an Illinois veteran who served in all three of the 3rd Div campaigns

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#7 Bob Hudson

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:27 PM

Same patch as the one on the front of your vest. This one is on a 3rd Marine Division uniform from an Illinois veteran who served in all three of the 3rd Div campaigns


Great example...

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:22 AM

An interesting use of the Devil Dog patch on the vet's uniform. Thanks for showing it. :thumbsup:

#9 Stinger Gunner USMC

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:31 PM

An interesting use of the Devil Dog patch on the vet's uniform. Thanks for showing it. :thumbsup:

I assume it may have been added for wear in a hometown parade at somepoint

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

Man that is really a cool vest.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:46 PM

Man that is really a cool vest.


I've been trying to find a new owner for this dog, but no bites yet. :evilgrin:

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:40 AM

Here's some Military Order of the Devil Dogs medals:

 

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 02:36 AM

According to the MODD website, the above medals are from left to right:

 

Past Pound Keeper Medal

Pound Dog of the Year Medal

Pack Dog of the Year Medal

 

A "Pound" is defined as follows: "The Pound of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Inc. shall correspond in character and function in the Order as does the Detachment in the Organization of the Marine Corps League, Inc."

A "Pack" is defined as follows: "The Pack of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Inc., shall correspond in character and function in this Order as does the Department in the organization of the Marine Corps League, Inc."

-Military Order of the Devil Dogs Constitution and Bylaws, 2006



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:38 AM

Great vest! Semper Fi......Bobgee - Life Member - McLemore Det. Marine Corps League, Houston, TX - R.I.P. Marine Wood.




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