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    Pre war USMC P1912 Canteen covers (Named)
  1. The stamp looks like a Vietnam to modern stamp kit that are widely available on the internet and different letter combinations can be made. Other coats of his have this and I suspect that he may be forging these coats with a modern stamp kit.
  2. Wow great set. It's miraculous he wasn't wounded .
  3. A simple ancestry search will provide that it does belong to 1stLt James A Brenden and JA BRENDEN is not as common as you would think. I thought it would have been obvious that someone had some fun with with insignia and ribbons (even the PH is ahead of the BSM) and was going to explain that above. Guess I should've.... I do appreciate the feedback and will be restoring the uniform accordingly to Brenden's awards. Jeremiah and Kevin I'll be sure to add updated photos.
  4. Recent grab that I thought some of you may like. Decided to keep the seller photos as they're good. This uniform belonged to 1st Lt James A Brenden who distinguished himself during WWII while serving with "B" Company 4th Tank Bn. While a platoon leader on Saipan. he supervised the unloading of a Sherman tank off of an LCM that was loaded incorrectly and had a danger of capsizing under mortar fire being wounded himself. For this action he was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. For the Iwo campaign, he was assigned XO of "B" Co, 4th Tank Bn. On an interesting note, L
  5. This one has slits as seen in the rethinking the norm thread.
  6. This is a 2nd Marine Division marking. You'll see them colored yellow for the 8th regiment and blue for the 6th.
  7. "Tarawa, G.I. - Both Southerners, both Marines, Lt. Cecil Brown (L), 27, of Tallassee, Alabama, and Lt. Roy H. Elrod, 24, of Muleshier, Texas, rest on a pier after successful assault against Japanese of Tarawa. Even while resting Lt. Brown keeps his rifle at the ready"
  8. I own the rest of the group and this was included. Most definitely Biscanin and not Tuohy.
  9. Nothing personally to show here, but would love to see examples of WWII USMC dog tags with the original cord be it hand tied lace or whatever is on them. Thanks for showing if you do.
  10. Wow. A local marine. That's a spectacular medal set.
  11. Wow! Untouched USMC helmets sure are scarce. Do you know what unit he was in?
  12. Outstanding collection Nick. Could you perhaps photo your Tinian WIA helmet? I've always wanted to see it.
  13. It is a Japanese jumper. After days of fighting in 100+ degree heat, their uniforms were worn out. These were handed out as they were clean.
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