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I almost overlooked this small wine bottle in a local antique store. Noticed the etchings and the dice in the cork. Amazingly it has the guy's whole career 1939-1946 neatly etched into the glass of the wine bottle. Enlisted in 1939 and discharged in 1946, he served on the USS Texas during a pre-War Mediteranian cruise then the 1st Marine Divison and later the 5th Marine Division. Became a Master Sgt. Anyone know where this wine bottle came from or has anyone seen this type of work. Someone had a lot of time on his hands. I sorry that it does not photograph well because my camera doesn't know where to focus. Yes the dice do work.

 

MASTER SERGEANT MERLE M. CARR, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.

 

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Steve B in Alabama.....Roll Tide


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very, very cool!

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Great USMC souvenir! Thanks......Semper Fi....Bobgee

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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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Quite a unique novelity - much like the trench art shell casing of ww1 and complete with his service number. My guess would be the bottle's origins are from his cruise in the Med...?


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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