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I found this one in a thrift store this morning. It was worn by a vet who died in January in Illinois. Just over two months later his widow - who made the vest - passed away. I have no idea how this vest made its way to a Southern California thrift store, but it is a wonderful legacy of two people who were active in the Military Order of the Devil Dogs and the Marine Corps League (a Google search gives some idea of their activity).

 

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Wow! If you ask me, that vest is priceless!

 

Thank you for sharing that with the forum. It is a rare occasion when something belonging to the Military Order of the Devil Dogs is found.

 

Kevin

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Same patch as the one on the front of your vest. This one is on a 3rd Marine Division uniform from an Illinois veteran who served in all three of the 3rd Div campaigns

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

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An interesting use of the Devil Dog patch on the vet's uniform. Thanks for showing it. :thumbsup:

"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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An interesting use of the Devil Dog patch on the vet's uniform. Thanks for showing it. :thumbsup:

I assume it may have been added for wear in a hometown parade at somepoint

Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

Please visit my blog: http://ourcountrysheroes.blogspot.com/

 

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According to the MODD website, the above medals are from left to right:

 

Past Pound Keeper Medal

Pound Dog of the Year Medal

Pack Dog of the Year Medal

 

A "Pound" is defined as follows: "The Pound of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Inc. shall correspond in character and function in the Order as does the Detachment in the Organization of the Marine Corps League, Inc."

A "Pack" is defined as follows: "The Pack of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Inc., shall correspond in character and function in this Order as does the Department in the organization of the Marine Corps League, Inc."

-Military Order of the Devil Dogs Constitution and Bylaws, 2006

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Great vest! Semper Fi......Bobgee - Life Member - McLemore Det. Marine Corps League, Houston, TX - R.I.P. Marine Wood.

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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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