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I Just picked up this USMC group named to G.A. Dieterle that consists of his unis marked sea bag, two cartridge belts, pistol belt with canteen (canteen still hooked in place) and his named P-41 jacket & trousers. It is a pretty salty looking group with the exception of one cartridge belt that looks unused. There is still some sand in the bottom of the canteen cover. There is more to this group that I can go back for but before I do I wanted to see if I can figure this guy out. Are the unis markings on the sea bag for the 5th Pioneer Battalion? I wonder if this Marine was on Iwo Jima? His service number is on the sea bag but I have not been able to pin down exactly who he is, not sure what his first two initials G.A. stand for. There was more in the way of uniforms to this group but some dated post war, not sure if they belonged to him or another family member.

 

Rob

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Thanks, glad you guys like it. I saw an online source that said 1943-1953 USMC enlisted service numbers fall between 1,000,000 - 1,699,999. With his number being in the 1.3 range I thought there might have been a chance he was in late WWII but was not sure.

 

Rob

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also you don't usually see WW2 USMC stuff marked up big with marker like that..

they used some WW2 USMC items into VN era from what I've seen.

 

-Brian

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Have to agree the rank stencils and the bag stencil is more 50s era.

 

The 7 digit serial number also made me think later service when I first saw the posting.

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ludwigh1980

Gifford A Dieterle, according to "the rolls" served 1952-1954 2nd Combat Services Group. Can't see where he went any where except stateside.

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Gifford A Dieterle, according to "the rolls" served 1952-1954 2nd Combat Services Group. Can't see where he went any where except stateside.

 

Thanks to everyone for helping me figure this one out and a special thanks to ludwigh1980 for checking the muster rolls. Very much appreciated!

 

Rob

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I'd go back and get the rest to keep it all together.

 

I made an offer for the entire group but the seller was looking for more than what I felt it was worth. I was able to cherry pick these items but figured it would be best to try and do some research before I bought anymore. Since he served postwar stateside not sure it would be worth buying the rest although I do agree, it would be nice to keep it all together.

 

Rob

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Some stuff (P-41 blouse & trousers) from this grouping is on ebay right now. Unless two Marines have that strange last name. The blouse on ebay has PFC stripes.

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Some stuff (P-41 blouse & trousers) from this grouping is on ebay right now. Unless two Marines have that strange last name. The blouse on ebay has PFC stripes.

 

There were two more sets of P-41's with his last name hand written in large letters above the top pocket, they must be from this group.

 

Rob

 

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