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It is a put together. Those ribbons are Army and the red one is a Meritorious Unit Citation. That should be over the other pocket. What collar brass is on that?

Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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Save the jacket. Remove everything but the stripes.


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Baseball legend Ted Williams put it well when asked which was the best team he ever played on. Without hesitation he said, “The United States Marine Corps.”

Always looking for any early Utah National Guard especially Spanish-American War Utah Light Artillery, and Utah City/ County World War One medals.

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Sully was not implying that YOU added anything, just that someone did (most likely the seller to make it look more appealing). Either way, he is correct that those ribbons are not original to that coat and neither are the collar discs or black tie. It appears to be a modern issue Lance Corporal service alpha coat. If the chevrons are merrowed around the edges as they appear to be in the photos, it is less than 25 years old. If they are cut edges it could be a few years older.

Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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The ribbons, L to R are Army Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Army Commendation Medal. They are actually in the exact opposite order of the way they should be worn which makes me think someone flipped an awards rack upside down. In the Army unit awards (the red one) are worn over the right pocket but in other services I guess they're mixed in with individual awards? Either way that rack doesn't belong on a Marine coat.

Martin

Englewood, CO

US Army 1980-2005

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In the Marines, if you are wearing your Dress Blue Alphas, then full-size medals are worn on the wearers left breast pocket and any awards for which there are no medals but only ribbons (i.e. NUC / MUC / PUC / DI / CI / Recruiter / MSG ) are worn over the right pocket. On a coat like this since medals are never worn, the ribbons would only be worn the left either above marksmanship badges or by themselves.

Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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