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IWO JIMA Bronze Star Group to NAVY SURGEON 5th Marine Divison

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Kurt - Outstanding! The Medical Bns are often overlooked in their contributions to the battle.......especially Iwo Jima. Congrats on acquiring it. This group could not be bettered....IMHO. Congrats! Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Kurt,

Very nice acquisition! I've always like the unit designed award documents. Over the years I've seen a few identical 5th Marine Division Bronze Star citations. Thanks for sharing the pictures of this group!

Mike

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Great group you got Kurt. How did I miss that one. To me its rare . Awesome photos and Documents.

 

Nick


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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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Again, very nice. Really love that grouping.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Kurt, Just an amazing group. I have several Doctors and nurses groups and they are some of my favorites. You have the best of the best!

Dick


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Incredible Sir! I just love the material from Iwo. Thank you for sharing it.


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Thanks for all the comments on this group. I was just glad I could make a deal with the seller. When I first saw it the group was not for sale.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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You know how I love medical groups.... this one is definitely top notch! Thank you for sharing!


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Hello,

 

I just discovered this thread and this very interesting grouping ... it's a masterpiece, for sure.

 

Regards, E


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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Not to be redundant here but Kurt this is fantastic. My grandfather was operated on at Corps Evacuation Hospital I near Suribachi. I wonder if the 'plywood' hospital is Corps Evac. Hospital I. This is a fantastic find!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Semper Fi

Kevin


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Always looking for quality WWI and WWII USMC items. Particularly 4th Marine Brigade related items, medals, uniforms helmets ephemera, Also WWII USMC items including uniforms, medals, etc. to combat veterans especially Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima. Let me know what you have. Semper Fi


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Not to be redundant here but Kurt this is fantastic. My grandfather was operated on at Corps Evacuation Hospital I near Suribachi. I wonder if the 'plywood' hospital is Corps Evac. Hospital I. This is a fantastic find!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Semper Fi

Kevin

 

I am glad your redundant because otherwise I would have never seen this post. That is an amazing grouping and the Captain is buried at the same cemetery as my Grandfather. Next time I am there I can try to get a photo of the headstone if you are interested.


US Army National Guard 2008 - 2018.

US Air Force Reserve 2018 - Present.

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Thanks for all the comments :)DocCollector1441, I would love a photo of his headstone if you can get one,

 

Thanks

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Back to the top in remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began 73 years ago .

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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This group is just stunning, unsurpassed research and presentation Kurt! Thanks for sharing this one again.


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Always looking for quality WWI and WWII USMC items. Particularly 4th Marine Brigade related items, medals, uniforms helmets ephemera, Also WWII USMC items including uniforms, medals, etc. to combat veterans especially Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima. Let me know what you have. Semper Fi


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Back up!


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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I have a quick question. Are the two Japanese medals, Sacred treasure and rising sun awarded to him or ....? This is a great collection and thanks for boosting it back to the top.

4starchris



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I have a quick question. Are the two Japanese medals, Sacred treasure and rising sun awarded to him or ....? This is a great collection and thanks for boosting it back to the top.

4starchris

Thanks Chris,

 

The Japanese medals are souvenirs he brought home.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Great grouping from a man who probably saved many lives. I read Vedder's book about 20 years ago, and won't forget that. Surgeons on Iwo had a very tough task, but they had the worst place to perform their duty.


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Wanted: USN uniforms to Pearl Harbor survivors & WWII sunk ship survivors. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264131-wanted-uniforms-to-pearl-harbor-and-sunk-ships-survivors/

 

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Great group Kurt, there was a great book I read years ago that gives you some insite on what these docs went thru, if you can get your hands on it, it's a great read:

Surgeon on Iwo: Up Front With the 27th Marines

 

Thanks for sharing Kurt



"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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