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Wow,some really amazing items! My addition-dress green jacket and rear pocket missing trousers IDd to corporal (Pfc on Guadalcanal), radiooperator of SCR-284 on Canal, he was attached to F/2/11 from May 1942 to August 1943 and from August 1943 to late June 1944 with HQ/3/5 , it's interesting that patch is on right sleeve, hope you like it.

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Hello,

 

Here is an other dress blue uniform named to Matthew J. Cullinane Jr.

He was in the 1st Marine Raider Bn and transferred to "Co. I" 3/8 2nd Marine Division in July 1942. He participated to the Battle of Guadalcanal and he is WIA on Nov. 12th, 1942.

 

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James J. Kelly, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment 2nd Marine Division. Served as a 60MM mortar crewman, landed on Guadalcanal on November 4, 1942 and served in combat there until February 8, 1943.

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Hi , here is my contribution :

Joseph L. Smith Company L. Third Battalion Seventh Marines First Marine Division

Tom

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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This man's daughter still lives in the area. I have talked to her, but she didn't know much of anything about his service except that he would write home asking for money to help the starving children he kept encountering. He died in 1978.

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Always looking for 70th Division(The Trailblazers) items or photos.

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Dress blue uniform of captain Gerald W Gage who was operations officer of 3/1 Marines since July 1942 untill July 1943. Participied at the battles of souther Tenaru sector on September 13th and the battle of Matanikau between October 21st and October 24th 1942.

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Early war U.S.M.C. haversack named by Steve Tupis.

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Steve Tupis (MCSN: 326389), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism involving voluntary risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy, on January 7, 1943, at Solomon Islands Area.

General Orders: Heroes, U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)

Action Date: January 7, 1943

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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Platoon Sgt. William Chauncey Kendall originally enlisted in 1919 - Served with "Kilo" 3/7 - 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal.

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"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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