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1st Marine Division Korea Mementos.

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Here is a group of four items brought back by an old leatherneck from Korea, which lay in his footlocker until about 7 years ago.


As a fairly avid collector of DPRK awards I was very happy to snap up these "spoils" for about $2 a piece.


These were most likely captured during the push north after the DPRK's thrust was checked around Pusan, as they are nice early pieces (1948-1950).


It is unlikely that all of the awards came from a single recipient.


Firstly Military Merit Medal #1.



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Exemplary Transportation Worker Badge #87.


Not a bad collection of mementos of the swift advance northwards, before the less advantageous war of attrition.


These earlier DPRK pieces are rarely seen in the "west" as there isn't the open market. The constant presence of Korea in the news certainly increases interest in their awards and a general curiosity of the regime.



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Very cool. Thanks for sharing.



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