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    WWII era US Army and USMC Dress uniforms, and the men who wore them.
  1. Lastly are some from a photo album I bought on eBay. The album contains 60 pictures taken on the island of Attu, Alaska. The caption on the back of this one reads "Me in big bertha our bulldozer"
  2. Next is grandpas brother Clarence. This is him next to the half-track he drove while with the 68th Armored Infantry Battalion.
  3. I have a few to add. Firstly this photo is of my grandfather in his Jeep. Grandma told me he was a driver for a colonel. I assume this was after he returned to the states, when he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. With the 443rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.
  4. Thank you very much. Learning about Clarence has been interesting. Unfortunately I was never able to meet him. My grandpa was also a Coast Artillery man on Attu, but I have no Idea if he was involved in the Bonzai charge. he was not awarded the CIB. So my guess is that your guy got it for his actions during the attack. The criteria for the CIB lists the following that could explain your guys award. 2. Be assigned to an infantry unit during such time as the unit is engaged in active ground combat. 3. Actively participate in such ground combat. Has this group been posted o
  5. I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family. Josh A.
  6. . Yep, I nearly passed on the uniform in the link I posted. Thankfully the wonderful members here set me straight, and I ended up getting it for a great price. Selling it is, and probably will be, the biggest regret I have when it comes to collecting. Also I didn't pay attention to who posted this, I have been meaning to message you. Josh A.
  7. He may haven been in the 23rd infantry. (the Americal Division) they reinforced the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal. Some of them wore the 2nd Marine patch to commemorate this. However the ones I've seen were on the on the cuff. Here is a link to the example that used to be in my collection. [url=http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/156301-americal-division-uniform/http://]http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/156301-americal-division-uniform/ Josh A.
  8. Montel Williams, above, enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps in 1974. After graduating the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, he was appointed as a midshipman in the Navy. Williams served as a cryptologic officer for naval intelligence in Guam, and in 1983 was transferred to the National Security Agency in Maryland. It was there that the then-lieutenant first began counseling his team and servicemen’s families, a service that paved the way to further public speaking and “The Montel Williams Show.” When Williams left the Navy, he had received the Navy Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Serv
  9. After high school, Tracy Lauren Marrow aka Ice-T, above, found himself without much opportunity, often dealing drugs on the streets of Los Angeles to support himself. âAnd when I had my daughter I was like, man, Iâm going to go to jail, I got to do something, and I went to an enlistment office,â he told NPR. Ice-T then spent four years in the 25th Infantry Division at the Tropic Lightning Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Josh A.
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