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USMC 2/7 on Samoa 1942

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From the archives of Col. Ditta (then 1stLt.) Here's the first of several.

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Nice photos,thanks for posting them.


-John

 

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"

- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

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My father ran across many famous Marines in his time with the Seventh Marines. Here's a shot he took of his CO Herman Hanneken, MOH Haiti.

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Here's a Hawksbill turtle shell ring, with the EGA and SAMOA 1942 inlaid with mother of pearl (sea shell).

My father sent it to his sister during the war, and she gave it to me after his death.

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looking for the photo that goes with this.

Still reading the many letters from the Pacific, will add more Samoa related ones as I come across them.

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Letter home describing Samoa

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