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Nice WW II Marine Portrait

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I picked up this image a few weeks ago at a local antique store for the grand sum of $2, and I was glad to get it, as I don't come across Marine images very often, and better still, this one was identified on the back - Claude Jr. Huffman. I have a question about his ribbons - is that a distinguished unit citation he is wearing on the right side of his uniform? And can anyone identify the other ribbons on his rack? Any help will be appreciated.

 

 

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1st ribbon is purple heart with repeat star ! not sure on rest !

Most of the Pacific Marines had good conduct ribbons, Asiatic Pacific ribbons with battle stars, And Presidential Unit Citation ribbons. Dad was in the 6th Marine Division. I have two of his dress Green uniforms. One has his ribbons on it.

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I think the third ribbon is for the Organized Marine Reserve medal. http://www.foxfall.com/gcrm-usmc-fmrm.htm


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the first row is from L to R

Purple Heart X2, Navy Unit Commendation, and Organized Marine Corps Reserves

the first ribbon in the second row is American Campaign and I would say its safe to assume the other two in that row would be the Asia/Pac and WWII victory.

An Army PUC would make me think that he was with a unit of the 1st or 6th Marine divisons and perhaps was attached to an army unit on Guadalcanal or Okinawa?


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... identified on the back - Claude Jr. Huffman.

 

I think your guy may have been a Marine Raider.

 

Huffman, Claude, Jr. Enlisted 26 November 1942, Marines, from Pittsburg, Kansas

 

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