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WW1 full size French-made Officer EGA

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Browsing the internet and came across this great period photo of a Marine officer wearing the full size French officer EGA. First photo I have seen of one of these in wear.

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That is one great picture. It really has it all. Thanks for posting. Dave

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Beautiful photo! Someone here should be able to ID.


WW1 American items donations always appreciated!

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Great portrait!!!

 

Looks like a Silver Star on his chest... if so, that would date this photo to the 1930s.

 

Of course, I'd be interested to know if it was something else. But there was a pretty strong veteran's movement in the 1930s, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was from that time period, with the veteran proudly wearing his new medal coverted from a Citation Star awarded during WW1.


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Definitely 1930's, the Chateau Thierry and Verdun medals and looks like,perhaps the ST Mihiel medal as well. That is one great photo for sure, all the bells and whistles. This Marine was there for all of it. Thanks for sharing this! Kevin


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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And he was from Pennsylvania

 

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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One of my favorite small wars period portrait photos. The PH with oak leaf makes one ponder....?



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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I assume he got his PHs through the Army because of the 2d Division affiliations, as I've read most Marines in WWI did when the medal came out, as the USMC was still only recognizing the sleeve stripes.


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
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LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
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