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Well I finally picked up one of these rare birds

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Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Fore some reason a previous owner put his initials on the EGA, Brass washer, and retaining nut

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Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Congrats, considered by most emblem collectors to be the “holy grail” of enlisted emblems.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Beauty...don't know what RW was worried about, these were immensely unpopular and the risk of theft was probably pretty low


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Beauty...don't know what RW was worried about, these were immensely unpopular and the risk of theft was probably pretty low

 

You'd be surprised, Brig. My Dad was issued the collar droop wings and regular large emblem with horizontal and vertical lines in 1936. He wore them long after the 1937 model came out. One day he had his green blouse and barracks cover hanging on a hanger in an office, and some other Marine stole them. I still have the extra collar one for the overseas cap, and both of his dress collar emblems. Anyway, yes, these things did get stolen. Same with the flat edge field scarves. Same thing. Again, my Dad told me and after they were no longer issued, yet allowed to be worn, when they were sent to the cleaners, they often didn't return.

 

Steve


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Thanks for all of the feedback on this bird

 

Semper Fi,

John


Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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I'm refreshing this old thread to post two variations of this bird; there's probably more but these are the two most "common" versions of this uncommon device...

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The unmarked version has more detail in terms of the eagle's head and body, and includes Cuba on the globe. These are really nice devices to find "in the wild", and my favorite style.

 

s/f Robert

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