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Great Grandfather's USMC WW1 tunic


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Wow... Amazing piece of history. Thanks for sharing

"But it was always the riflemen who had the worst job. The rest of us only supported them."

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Beautifully preserved for an almost 100 year old uniform!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Gorgeous uniform-was your grandfather in the Corps into the 1920's? Should have the collar discs for a WWI uniform, unless he replaced them after 1922 or so. Nice, thanks for sharing-Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after. Let me know if you have something you want to part with. 

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he was not in after 1918. he must've replaced the collar discs with the EGAs.

If not in after 1918, he must have been wounded and sent home... 2 campaign bars on the Vic medal?

What are the campaign bars?


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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If not in after 1918, he must have been wounded and sent home... 2 campaign bars on the Vic medal?

What are the campaign bars?

 

yeah, he was WIA on 1 Nov 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne and sent back to the states. The two clasps are Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector.

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A beautiful uniform and tribute to your great-grandfather..I'm honored that I was able to help provide a contribution towards you completing this display.

 

Alex

Looking for vintage Pre-WWII campaign miniature medals, shoot me a message if you've got any to spare!!

 

Also looking for these vintage miniatures:

 

Presidential Medal for Merit

Silver Lifesaving Medal

Gold Lifesaving Medal

NC-4 Medal (mini) And miniature version- FOUND!!

Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal

Purple Heart- FOUND!!

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It's an army tunic, if I'm right ... such a Marine Id'd tunic is really something scarce and valuable B)

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Great uniform and preservation

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Great uniform and an even greater family history to go with it!

Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Great uniform, but in WWI they didn't use the "EGA" yet. They used the collar disks with the EGA on it. To really get the authenticity of WWI they are not hard to find, even a good replica would make it more accurate. What you have on the collar now is from WWII.

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CP,

Welcome to the forum. You are correct in your statement but his Grandfather used them after he got out for reasons know to him; so in this instance I would leave them the way it was.

Regards,

John

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Great uniform, but in WWI they didn't use the "EGA" yet. They used the collar disks with the EGA on it. To really get the authenticity of WWI they are not hard to find, even a good replica would make it more accurate. What you have on the collar now is from WWII.

 

Since I never got the privilege to speak with him about, not really sure on the EGA stuff. He died many years ago

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Man I love this uniform! What is really great is that it belonged to your Grandfather!

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