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1st MarDiv WIA Shuri Castle

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One of my favorite uniforms, named to David W McCullough, who served with A Co 1st Bn 5th Marines 1st MarDiv and saw action on Okinawa and Peleliu. He was WIA on 5 April 1945, and returned to duty. He fought at the Battle of Shuri Castle. I added the period Fourrangere. I love the patch on this one!

 

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-Ben

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Awesome Uniform, Ben!! Gotta love those twill patches!


Actively collecting 7th Armored Division items, groupings, etc. especially anything dealing with CO B, 23rd AIB

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." - Colonel David M. Shoup

 

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Great looking uniform. The Fourrangere look good on it.

Mark


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A nice piece and it was well worth your effort to track down a period fouraggere. It would display great on a torso with a khaki shirt and tie.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Great uniform, Did you get his File ?

 

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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I,m sure it will be interesting Ben


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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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