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    Crossroads of the Corps
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    USMC Militaria...Primarily EGA's, Portraits, and Pre-1900

    Researching and restoring significant Marine Corps Uniforms. Always looking for interesting, named uniforms for projects.

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  1. I use blackout curtains to cover the windows, and LED lights to reduce UV exposure
  2. Is it possible it's an old movie prop, taken off a costume? Studios use real insignia and awards all the time...not hard for some studio in California in the era to walk into a tailor shop and have these slapped together
  3. Sadly, one of our younger MOH recipients from the war in Afghanistan has died of cancer at the age of 41. SSG Ronald Shurer was awarded the MOH in 2018 for his actions as a Special Forces Medic in 2008. After leaving the military, he served as a Special Agent in the Secret Service https://www.foxnews.com/us/medal-of-honor-recipient-afghanistan-has-died-41-cancer
  4. Welcome aboard. I, too, am interested in the Marines in the Korea War. It is an often overlooked part of our history
  5. If you want to bait him that's your business, but I told have time for a crusade
  6. I've flagged him for selling counterfeits several times...nothing ever happens
  7. He floods the market with crap...tons of fake USMC shako insignias, and still clears hundreds on them...no one has stopped and asked how he has so many rare insignias over and over and over and over and....
  8. The cold weathers are supposed to be higher calorie, and maybe they were back then, but they certainly aren't now. They're comparable to regular MREs, just dehydrated. This perplexed both us and the Brits in the arctic since, yes, caloric intake in such an environment is supposed to be as high as 9000 calories a day, and we were lucky if we were getting half that. On average, we each lost 15-20 pounds in 5 weeks. On the rare occasion we did get to eat in the chow hall, Marines were dissolving butter in their coffee for extra calories.
  9. Stabilizing pin appears to have also been intentionally removed
  10. Very interesting that he's still wearing the Army style qual badge after WWII
  11. I was thinking 1st Nic...but seems a bit too light for red
  12. Our forum has begun a large upgrade today, which is affecting our photo services. They should resolve in the next day or two Detailed service records can be obtained by submitting a Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to the National Archives (NARA) in Saint Louis. This can take several months, and I image that estimate is extended due to all the COVID-19 stuff going on at the moment.
  13. Oh, it's been up top there since yesterday...under the banner on the main page. I'd post a screenshot, but you know, image posting is down.
  14. Discussed here... http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/341431-anyone-else-unable-to-upload-photos-forum-server-upgrade/&do=findComment&comment=2743969 See the Announcements Forum. USMF is undergoing a large maintenance over the next couple days, and intermittent issues are to be expected until complete. You can expect the forum to go down for at least a day here shortly
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