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My father who landed on Iwo the on 3rd day brought this home with him it is by no means pristine but is all original

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Excellent bringback! What was his unit?

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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I'm not sure will have to ask he doesn't talk about it much except to say once he was in a flamethrowing unit and it was not easy to rout out the Japs that were in caves and crevasses they had to immolate them because they would not surrender had to stick the nozzle in and touch it off or take a tank and singe a hillside. These guys came home and dealt with it no ptsd for them. He was 17 when he enlisted and 18 when he was on Iwo.

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And one more. The figure under the cord appears to be a rat and is on both sides although they aren't the same does anybody know the significance could this be the year that the original owner was born in or is that just Chinese ? Is it an original Hari-Kari ?




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