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This set of 2 USMC dress uniforms is currently in my collection.

It belonged to a veterean who also fought in WWII.

Is anyone able to identify who the soldier was?

It is named to a J E Reilly.

 

And could someone list all the different ribbons on the jackets?

I don't know every ribbon.

Thanks in advance!

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Ribbon bar on the green uniform

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Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

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And the one on the blue uniform

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Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

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In order from left to right, top to bottom

 

Navy presidential unit citation (4 battle stars)

Marine corps good conduct medal (1 battle star)

selected marine corps reserve medal

American defense medal (1 battle star)

American campaign medal

Asiatic-pasific Medal (3 battle stars)

ww2 victory medal

china service medal

national defense medal

korean service medal(1 battle star?)

United Nations service medal

republic of korea presidential unit Citation

 

The other two medals are his qualification badges and his awards per say

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My guess is it's John E. Reilly 268625 who was with the 11th Marines in both WWII and Korea. Hard to tell as there are many, but as of the 50s there is a Marine with this name who is a senior NCO. To have that many unit citations and what I think is a silver campaign star on the Korea ribbon it makes sense for him. G/3/11 in WWII and L/4/11 in Korea.

 

Rob

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Interested in buying identified or re-searchable Korean War uniforms, groupings, medals and more.

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Looks like the 11th was at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa. They were on the Pusan perimeter and the Chosin during the Korean War. China service looks to be post-WWII as the 11th was in Tianjin from 45-47. Hard to say which battle during WWII he was not at, but in the scheme of things, does it really matter.

 

Also looks like he got in some trouble in 44', but he was reinstated with notes that he was reenlisting.

Always buying USMC named uniforms and unit marked items.




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