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Smedley Butler autograph, 1924 Philadelphia Department of Public Safety


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Hello everyone,

Along with uniforms I also collect autographs from Medal of Honor recipients. My most recent pick up the signature of Smedley Butler dated 1924 from his time as the Philadelphia Director of Public Safety. 
Butler was a two time recipient of the Medal if a honor as well as a recipient of the Marine Corps Brevet Medal.

in 1924 he became the director of the Philadelphia Department of Public Safety. In one instance he made a statement that he would promote the first officer to kill a bandit and stated, "I don't believe there is a single bandit notch on a policeman's guns in this city; go out and get some."

Thanks for looking. 

 

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Very nice signature, thanks for sharing. Imagine a law enforcement official making similar statements today. General Butler was rarely politically correct in a day far more forgiving of that type of thing. 

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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Awesome piece!

Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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Nice piece of Butler ephemera...his time in Philadelphia is an interesting chapter in his history. Butler once said that cleaning up Philadelphia was worse than any battle he'd ever fought

"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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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On 10/20/2020 at 3:54 PM, Brig said:

Nice piece of Butler ephemera...his time in Philadelphia is an interesting chapter in his history. Butler once said that cleaning up Philadelphia was worse than any battle he'd ever fought

Thanks! An interesting chapter in an amazing life. 

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