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I just got this one today. It belonged to Cpl. Macedonio Leyba who was with the 200th Coastal Artillery. He was a Bataan Death March survivor and my uncle's father.

I'm sorry, here's the photo. Could a moderator please add this photo to the quoted post?

 

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Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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...and lest we overlook these

 

USN Enlisted Issue buckles and belts I received in bootcamp

 

Made me look for my belts from basic and I can't find them right now :(

Here's a couple of fill-ins till I find mine ;) The dark belt is Air Force.

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Hink,

 

Is that a Myers & Myers Jewelers, Kansas City, MO buckle?

I really don't know for sure. There is no maker's mark on the back side. There is only a U.S. Patent date of 1923 on the reverse.

 

Chris

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Great buckles!

I'll add a few of mine.

First is a WW1 vintage French buckle that was probably picked off the field by a U.S. soldier who added the inscription to the front. I think this is my first ever purchase off of ebay in 1999.

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This second buckle is WWII vintage. An enterprising 83rd Division soldier added his artwork to show the countries he served in. I suspect the 'E. O.' may be the initials of the soldier? Or maybe it means European Operations. It looks like whoever made it soldered a larger piece of cut down shell brass casing to the front of a small brass buckle. I bought an old WW1 era ammo box at a gunshow in Ohio. We sealed the deal when he agreed to throw in this buckle.

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A third buckle is from a Marine who served in China immediately post-war. He probably took part in the effort to accept the surrender of Japanese forces that still retained their full fighting strength. The neat thing about this buckle is I know who it originally belonged to: Thomas L. Holder. When I bought it off the internet about 13 years ago, it was sold as an unidentified piece. When I got it, I looked on the back of the buckle and found this inscribed on back:

PL. SGT THOMAS L. HOLDER

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U.S.M.C. 1940-1947

 

Lesson learned: ALWAYS look on the back, on the rim, inside, in every pocket, the lining :).

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