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  1. Thank you everyone for your input. Brig, do you remember if yours was brass?
  2. I was once told that members of the 5th Marine Regiment wore black pencils on their fourragere and members of the 6th Marine Regiment wore brass colored pencils on their fourragere. Looking at the official unit pages for each regiment, this seems to be the case. My question is, what is the particular reason? It seems that the uniform regulations phased out the black pencils in 2001. Thanks Brian
  3. To answer your question. There is probably no specific date to when the Marine Corps started issuing stamped medals.
  4. That's not to say he wasn't a POW. The medal colors are very close. If you have his name, I would send off for any records available.
  5. The ribbon on the left that you posted is a U.S. WW1 Occupation ribbon.
  6. I looked at this post multiple times trying to find the words to say about this medal and its history. The ultimate sacrifice for a greater good can never be repaid. Robert, I'm glad it found a good home.
  7. Bringing this post up again because it blew me away with the amount historical groups that they have on display. From this post I saw they had Joseph Glowin's USMC campaign medals. I gave them a call hoping they would get back to me on his campaign medal numbers. To my shock, they pulled the group out and gave me all the medal numbers without hesitation over the phone. I will post the numbers hoping they get added to the list on here.
  8. Thank you for sharing that information. I was unaware. If anyone has a postcard. Feel free to share.
  9. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of Sgt. Rankin's Purple Heart is unknown to me.
  10. For completing his 2nd enlistment with a character of "Excellent", Sgt. Rankin received Good Conduct Medal #9010. He was allowed to enlist again in 1935, as the Marine Corps lacked musical instructors.
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