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I have this carrier and have no idea abut the markings. There is a '5' on the front and '752' on the bottom, along with the name R W Wilson

Any help is appreciated. 

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Richard W Wilson entered in 42 

 

signal battalion- telephone company 

 

Robert W Wilson joined in 45 and served in Korea 

 

I believe this to be Richard who joined 42 telephone company 

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Thanks for the response.

Is that 4th Marine Division? Might this be 5th? I don't see a lot of detail about these markings available. 

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5 minutes ago, gitana said:

Thanks for the response.

Is that 4th Marine Division? Might this be 5th? I don't see a lot of detail about these markings available. 

For me seeing the 752 and it being Engineers, then Richard W Wilson entering in 42, it’s a 1st pattern cover and the fact he was telephone company points this was his IMHO 

 

with regards to the 5 on the canteen,  looks like a signal marking or designation for a team. 
 

 

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So if he was in 4th Div, it looks like the 5 was his rank. Captain I think.

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Do you have anything showing the UNIS breakdown for the Sixth? 

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