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Capt uniform named Scott Ratter born 3-19-20 enlisted in 3-12-42 went officers school 7-42 and was assigned to K co 3rd Bn 1st marines as a Plt Cmdr New Guinea Gloucester Peleliu and Okinawa he was discharged 5-28-46 and remained in reserves until 1965 and passed away on11-5-70post-3978-0-74094700-1528902599.jpegpost-3978-0-43782500-1528902634.jpegpost-3978-0-40317000-1528902664.jpegpost-3978-0-87521600-1528902702.jpegpost-3978-0-16738900-1528902745.jpeg


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Very Nice Mark. Combat Officers are hard to find. I,m sure you like the Peleliu Part.

 

Nick


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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Very Cool and thanks for sharing. My great uncle servered on Okinawa with I co 3rd Bn 1st marines. He could have known or met Capt Ratter.


Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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Very nice Mark! Love those patched officer USMC tunics.

 

Kurt


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Wow. Dont see many of those. Great looking uniform. Thanks for sharing.


"Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share."

 

Interested in buying any militaria named to Marines from Tennessee from any war, conflict, or time period.

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Lovely uniform! I have a Hq co 3/1 captains uniform, who was on Gloucester as CO. Mightve known your guy!

 

Anyways, thats a great uniform, but since he got out of the reserves in 1965 does that mean youll be at the mercy of a FOIA request for another 7 years? Is there any way to get his BSM citation without going through the NARA?


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Ben Yes I have his foia which is very limited. It's another 9 years before his file is fully archival.


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Interesting - is that a khaki version of the Marine "alpha?" I've never seen that before, was it a pre-WWII or just a WWII uniform?


Martin

Englewood, CO

US Army 1980-2005

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Its dated named and1945 and its a summer officers kaki I have some in other groups


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Awesome Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Always looking for quality WWI and WWII USMC items. Particularly 4th Marine Brigade related items, medals, uniforms helmets ephemera, Also WWII USMC items including uniforms, medals, etc. to combat veterans especially Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima. Let me know what you have. Semper Fi


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What is the ribbon to the right of the BS? It looks to be a European Theater ribbon, but that would be strange on an USMC uniform.


Always buying USMC named uniforms and unit marked items.




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USN NUC


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Got it, thanks.


Always buying USMC named uniforms and unit marked items.




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