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What is the RED border on 1st Marine Div SSI represent?


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What does the Red border on the 1st Marine Division SSI represent ? I thought I read somewhere  that it was for being wounded. I have been unable to find any proof that the vet who this uniform belonged to was ever wounded.

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The “blooded” patch, for seeing combat action in the Guadalcanal campaign. Unofficial  I believe.

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after. Let me know if you have something you want to part with. 

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12 hours ago, warguy said:

The “blooded” patch, for seeing combat action in the Guadalcanal campaign. Unofficial  I believe.

Thank you Warguy. Very helpful.

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warcollect1942

There are two ways to manufacture a blooded patch. One is embroidered

the other is sewn on red felt

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Dennis

 

No plan just bigger guns.

 

Wanted to buy 10th Mountain Division greenback

 

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warcollect1942

The red border denotes being wounded in the battle.

 

Dennis

 

No plan just bigger guns.

 

Wanted to buy 10th Mountain Division greenback

 

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