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Group to a Marine who served with the 11th Marines , 1st Division  on Guadalcanal . He suffered shellshock from being knocked unconscious by a shell and buried by it. 

 

 

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Interesting group to a Marine who served as a Platoon Sgt in the 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal. He had 1 tank "shot out from under him" according to a newspaper article.

 

He did earn a gold distinguished badge , but this one is not gold. It almost appear to be some sort of a "wearing copy"?

 

 

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In the last 4 years I have been listing any known Rim Numbered Good Conduct Medals that I can find with the assistance of other collectors sharing their information also (Thanks Bruce!!).

 

This GCM was found on Facebook and bought by a friend who later sold it to me. It was listed as just a numbered GCM with no attribution however I was able to attribute it by way of the June 1990 Gleim Medal Auction (No. 24).

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5 minutes ago, KASTAUFFER said:

I still have all my Gleim auction! 

I kept all of mine, all my FJP Auctions, and George Harris catalogs - still a wealth of information

 

Bill

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Charles F. Hirsch served 1914-25 including service as a Sgt. with the 66th & 67th Companies 5th Marine Regiment in France (1918). He was medically discharged in 1925. 

 

This medal appears to be a 1920's reissue of a WWI period rim numbered medal.

 

Bill

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