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Edward Gillette Hagen was born in Hoboken, NJ in 1893. He was a Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1917. He served with the Marine Corps almost 30 years. Thanks to Mark, I finally got his service record. post-7989-0-24281700-1475868334.jpg

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Upon graduation he received his commission, and assigned to the USA Arkansas. After a time at Fort Crockett, Texas he was sent to France with the 11th Regiment.

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From 1919-1940, Edward served in Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. He was also sent to China to study the Chinese language, eventually becoming an attaché to the Chinese Legation.

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That's a great find! Are you going to restore his ribbon rack how it looked during WWII or leave it as they look right now?

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I'm going to leave the ribbons as is. I'll post his Guadalcanal service tonight or tomorrow.

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Lt. Col. Hagen served with the 11th Marines during the Guadalcanal campaign. Due to heavy shelling, he was evacuated late 1942.

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I knew you would appreciate this post. You're pretty sharp when it comes to the 1st Marine Division.

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