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Found this GREAT large WW1 photo of a USMC Marine.

 

The back of the photo is signed, Nellie Trush. I don't know if that's his name. Can Someone help ID this Marine? 

 

Great Indian head patch, Corporal stripes/chevrons, single ribbon and marksman qual badge.  

WW1 Trush 1 .jpg

WW1 Trush 2 .jpg

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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There is no Trush listed in the roster for the Fourth Brigade Marines WWI. There also is no Nellie Trush in the muster rolls on Ancestry. I suspect the name on the back might be a girlfriends name or family members name that differs from the Marine. There are a couple of Marines with last name Trush on the muster rolls but none served prior to WWII. Very nice image, but sadly may go unidentified. Kevin

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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Threw the photo up on ebay. Someone chimed in and said it was 6th Marines. I didn't know and just went with the above posting from warguy who I appreciate the input.  There is a bid, so I can't change anything in the listing. 

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Hope I didn’t mislead you. The patch is clearly sixth Marines, they wore a diamond behind the star and Indianhead. The fourth Brigade I referred to was the fighting force of the WWI Marines, and was comprised of both the fifth Marines and sixth Marines. Fifth Marines had a square behind the star Indianhead. Anyone collecting WWI Marine related material will immediately recognize the patch as a sixth Marine patch, so I don’t think you will have issues on eBay. My only point was to advise you the name on the back does not match anyone in the Fourth Brigade, that includes both fifth and sixth Marines, (I have the roster for the fourth Brigade) but the guy in the photo is clearly sixth Marines, so the name on the back of the photo is not him. Best, Kevin 

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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No worries. We all have those things we know right away.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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