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Greg Robinson

Marine Officer's Garment Bag

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This belonged to the same "North China" Marine officer who owned the pre WW2 map case I posted on this forum earlier. G R NEWTON is stencilled on the outside and there was a cardboard tag attached identifying it as belonging to a Lt Col George R Newton with his service number and duty station....MARINE BARRACKS / GUAM / M.I. (Mariana Islands). There's also an old American Airlines baggage tag. This Marine retired, I believe, in the 1960's. Like all the 200+ "North China" Marines he spent all of WW2 as a Japanese POW.

 

This garment bag ( don't have a clue what the official nomenclature is) is the mustard tan color and has the WW1 vintage cast bronze hardware consistent with pre WW2 Phila. Supply Depot made items. I showed it to Craig Pickrall when I first got it and he has one in a green color shade and marked with WW2 date. This one is completely unmarked and looks earlier than that.

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Greg Robinson "marine-kabar"

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**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY**

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/106069-rip-greg-robinson/

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Did you look inside the pockets? I have one of these and thought it was unmarked when I got it but later found USMC, the maker, and date stamped very lightly inside a pocket flap.


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on the units flaps did they have pockets to hold boots and shoes and other items inside the flaps ..

and on the bottom of the unit there is a large pocket with two rows of pockets right..

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