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WWII & Korean Marine Grouping KIA Chosin Reservoir


cplnorton

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This was found in the pocket of the Army uniform. It is pics of the Army and what looks like a Pacific location.

 

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Correspondence with a workout program with Richard's address on them.

 

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This is a currency conversion rate chart. I think this was actually Edwards.

 

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Special Weapons Group.

 

Any idea what that means he did?

 

I think like the Boys Anti tank rifle or bazookaman, or mortars when I think Special Weapons.

 

Oh and he had 3 stars on his Asiantic Pacific Ribbon and one star on his PUC.

 

I sort of figured Bougainville and Okinawa. But wasn't sure on the 3rd Star.

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He came to the 3rd too late for Guadalcanal, but he went where they went for the rest of the war.

 

found this online:

 

"a special weapons group, made up of one battery each of Browning machine guns, Oerlikon 20mm cannon, and Bofors 40mm cannon."

 

Haven't found his MOS is the muster rolls yet, but did find this :)

 

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He came to the 3rd too late for Guadalcanal, but he went where they went for the rest of the war.

 

found this online:

 

"a special weapons group, made up of one battery each of Browning machine guns, Oerlikon 20mm cannon, and Bofors 40mm cannon."

 

Haven't found his MOS is the muster rolls yet, but did find this :)

 

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WOW! He was late by 1 hour & 15 minutes coming back from leave/liberty and he got a deck court and was sentenced to 10 days in the brig on "p[ss & punk" the Naval/USMC term for bread & water! That was one heck of a punishment. There must have been other stuff going on. Great group! Rest in Peace SSgt Schaffenacker.

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Really cool. The whole thing. I especially like seeing his apron, but if he'd lived to be an old man, they'd have buried him in it.

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