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    Where ever the Marine Corps puts me
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    WW2 Marine Paratrooper and Raider, WW2 Camouflage,Fifth Marine Divsion and anything related to Iwo Jima or Guadalcanal. Also anything related to the Marines in Beirut and Somalia.
  1. I just picked up an extremely extensive field gear grouping to a Paramarine Doctor here is probably my favorite item. His camo shovel cover which is sewn into his suspenders.
  2. Here is one of mine http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/233986-marine-paratrooper-silver-star-kia/page-2&do=findComment&comment=1949570. I have a raider silver star uniform I need to photograph.
  3. Yes, I've been after a pair for several years I wasn't going to let them go. I'll have to get all my rigger camo stuff out at some point.
  4. I got my Marine jump boots and camo hbt shirt out for a picture today. I need to invest in a mannequin.
  5. It has been a good week. I picked up a pair of Marine jump boots and a Para vet I know sent me this book. A lot of amazing photos in it and I think I'm going to start collecting these now.
  6. If you have any more questions about his time with the paratroopers let me know.
  7. I have some of the paperwork from the old Marine paratrooper association including rosters and award lists. It shows him as a Navy Cross recipient.
  8. Second Parachute battalion just did a raid at Choiseul they were in reserve for Bougainville but never landed.
  9. He was not at Guadalcanal I just checked my rosters. But my research does show him as a Navy Cross recipient at Iwo Jima.
  10. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234299-marine-paratrooper-dress-blues/
  11. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/233986-marine-paratrooper-silver-star-kia/page-2&do=findComment&comment=1949570 this one is my personal favorite.
  12. Mark Thanks if all goes the way I want it to I should be getting a nice set of para patched greens soon as well. Jay
  13. Yeah all named and researched. I have one from every battalion except fourth. Two Valor recipients and they were all wounded except for one.
  14. I got all of my WW2 Marine jump qualified coats out of storage today and figured I would post a picture.
  15. Thanks everyone for the kind words. It's been a really good year for me find wise and I've been blessed to have some great items come way. I've done a lot of research on him and have gotten in touch with some of his surviving squad mates it's pretty incredible when you are able to piece together a story and honor such a Marine. I'll get pictures of that Raider uniform soon.
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