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can't get over that Spoof medal...and the LONG ribbon on the GC. Re-ribboned by him at some point perhaps?

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
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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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Howdy all - came across this thread and since it's been awhile thought I'd bump it up for general interest! Semper Fi.......Bob

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Outstanding group Bob!

 

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I was reading through a September 12, 1935 edition of The Chevron newsletter and found an additional reference to the Hang Chow Houseboat Expedition. For those that don't know, The Chevron was published weekly by the Non-Commissioned Officer's Club, 4th Marines, Shanghai, China. The article makes reference to these trips being organized by Chaplain Witherspoon and they consisted of a seven day houseboat trip to Hang Chow, Lake Tai Wu, Wusih and Soochow.

 

 

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Always love seeing this brought up...been hoping to stumble on one of these for years. And another Soochow, I should have never traded my last one

-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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Close-up of the article:

 

 

Great info, katieony - Thanks for posting. It's great to learn new stuff about old things! Semper Fi - Bob

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Seeing the continued interest in this China spoof medal I pulled it out and took some better pics. Enjoy - Semper Fi - Bob

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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BTT for general interest on the new updated Forum! Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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I know this was one of Bob's favorite posts and I wanted to share some images of another Hang=Chow-Houseboat-Expedition Medal.  This example is part of a medal group to A. Preston who served a couple tours in China during the 1930s.  He attached a "ROYAL SCOTS" regimental cap badge to the ribbon and I have left it as found.  I believe the Royal Scots were serving in China at the same time and he probably traded for the cap badge.

 

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Spectacular! Like the attachment of the Royal Scots badge.....your probably correct in that he traded for it. One of my groupings to Shanghai Marine has a bonnet to a highland regiment that was there as the Marine in the late 1930's. It was not uncommon for the various nationalities to trade insignia 

Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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Wonderful to see another one of these show up...these are one of those hen's teeth most of us will have to admire through photos

-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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Andrew Bob would be happy to see this....followed by him sending a PM to your in box! Fantastic item!

Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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Well, hell, never seen a document before...

-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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Yes it was. Houseboating on the Soochow was a popular tourist activity in the 20’s and 30’s. The Chaplain just chartered several customized trips for the Marines in Shanghai.

Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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