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Here is a RARE marine patch I thought I would share with you guys, Its to the 4th Marine regt, M company. In china, A sleeve patch. Can anyone shed some more ligt on this. This is the only one I have ever seen.Maybe some of you to.

Nick ,Marine Raider Collector

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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Hi everybody.

I have a update on this patch. I just received a email from the gentleman who use to own this patch. I got excited when I read this. I thought I would share this with you guys. And he was on wake Island ,when the japanese attacked it. How cool.Theres lots of more research here to do.

 

 

Dear svw1945,

 

I brought your 4th Marine China patch onto the market about 35 years ago, and later sold it to Ralph F. Colin, Jr., the principal of several eBay auctions now. The original owner was PlSgt Charles A. Holmes of Oklahoma, who had served with the Fourth Marines in the mid-1930s. Later, in 1941, he was captured during the defense of Wake Island, serving the rest of the war in Japanese prison camps. Semper Fi! Carl A. Robin, Frederick MD 21705-4102

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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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