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Great Grandfather's USMC WW1 tunic


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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

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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?

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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

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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)

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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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