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What is this Marine Medal/Ribbon

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Im wondering what is the ribbon that is on the three piece bar on the farthest right presented for?

 

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Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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It's a NUC, Naval Unit Citation.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
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tthanks jermeiah,would it make sense for a WW2 Marine to recivieve one and what kind of things would this be given for?

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Regards,

 

Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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tthanks jermeiah,would it make sense for a WW2 Marine to recivieve one and what kind of things would this be given for?

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Naval Unit Citation was awarded quite a bit in WWII to various Marine and Navy units that distinguished themselves. It would make perfect sense for any Marine or Sailor to have this on his uniform. Marine units got these for various things...participation in certain battles / campaigns that were especially vital to success in the theater, etc.

check out the post on WWII US Marine Uniforms in the uniforms section -- you'll see plenty of NUC and PUC ribbons there. The NUC and PUC for USN /Marine troops is a "ribbon only" award -- meaning there is no medal associated with it. When worn with full sized medals, the unit citations are worn on the wearer's right side.


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The Navy Unit Commendation was authorized on December 18, 1944.

 

Awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any qualifying unit of the Navy or Marine Corps.

 

It is awarded to any unit that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in combat against a hostile foreign force or for extreemly meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations.


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