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Sydney McMullen was a member of the 4th Marines Band in Shanghai. He was captured on Corregidor and was held captive until the end of the war. Great website about the band. http://lastchinaband.com/versaw.htm

 

His POW tags must be quite rare. If anyone can translate the Japanese that would be great.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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The tags are written in katakana and read "Matsuwamarin". This would be the Japanese pronunciation/spelling of his last name, McMullen

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Great, thanks.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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Actually it's "makkumarin". The second character is meant to represent a lower case "tsu" which signals a "sokuon" (double consonant)

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The wooden one says "nion no taki" (lit. the waterfall of obligation) ** perhaps a place name**. And the name of the Japanese diety "Fudou Myouou" Here he is (below)

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Actually it's "makkumarin". The second character is meant to represent a lower case "tsu" which signals a "sokuon" (double consonant)

Thanks Eric for the correction, I was in a hurry.

 

Also, sorry Alec for the bad translation, I was in a hurry and I must have switched the vowels.

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So you think it is a location name not mcmullen's name.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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Alec

 

You have three (3) items written in Japanese here.

 

1. Name tag with McMullen's name (piece broken off)

 

2. Name tag with McMullen's name and number 343.

 

3. Small tag from nion no taki as described above.

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Thanks

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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