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Recent Ebay purchase that arrived last week. Just starting to get some research in but this is what I've been able to find out so far.

 

Carl Junior Braman was from Davis City, Iowa and was a Pharmacists Mate 1st Class with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

 

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This is the info his son posted on the WWII Memorial Registry:

MARINE CORPSMAN, PHARMACIST'S MATE 1ST CLASS. SERVED 2 TOURS OF DUTY. THE FIRST INCLUDED ACTION IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS INCLUDING GUADALCANAL, RUSSELL ISLANDS AND BOUGAINVILLE. HE SUFFERED A BROKEN KNEE ON ONE OF THESE ISLANDS DURING A NIGHT BATTLE AS HE DASHED ACROSS AN OPEN FIELD WITH ENEMY TRACER BULLETS FLYING EVERYWHERE. HE WAS REHABILITATED IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS BECAUSE THERE WERE A LACK OF CORPSMEN. ANOTHER HARROWING EXPERIENCE OCCURRED WHEN ALL MARINES IN HIS PLATOON WERE ORDERED TO THEIR FOXHOLES AT THE BEGINNING OF AN ENEMY NIGHT ATTACK. WHEN HE JUMPED INTO HIS FOXHOLE THERE WAS A JAPANESE SOLDIER WAITING FOR HIM. IN THE ENSUING FIGHT THE JAPANESE SOLDIER WAS KILLED AND HE SUSTAINED A SEVERE WOUND ON HIS BACK. HE THEN SERVED ON THE ISLANDS OF SAIPAN, JAVA, TINIAN, OKINAWA AND FINALLY JAPAN WHERE HE HELPED LIBERATE PRISONERS OF WAR. AS A MEMBER OF THE SECOND MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, HE RECEIVED THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION RIBBON AND STAR FOR HIS SERVICE DURING THE OKINAWA CAMPAIGN FROM APRIL 4 TO JULY 14, 1945.

 

Corpsman Braman is buried in Corvina, CA where this helmet was discovered at a yard sale just a few weeks ago.

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Hope to add more information once records are received from Golden Arrow Research and local libraries. Thanks for looking. jason

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Great fine and story. Thanks for sharing.

 

Nick

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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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nice piece of history and a great info.

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Amazing!!! Great find and now we’ll preserved.

Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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