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-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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almost forgot, potmetal pilot sweetheart wings, guessing WWII. also seen these ina gold finish

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-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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Nice grouping, Brig. I think the EGA on aluminum are the left & right halves of a 'trench art' watch band. The aluminum is likely from a downed Japanese plane. This was pretty common material in the WW2 Pacific.

S/F.................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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never thought of a watch band. I think it's a very cool item myself. must have made it after an operation or had his EGAs with him


-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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a few small emblems. the top one is an enlisted version China Marine EGA, very tiny, goldmarked 1/20. No loop for a chain, so this is the whole piece. Do you guys think pre-WWII or WWII following old regs?

 

the silver one was once gold covered but it has worn off. Again, guessing WWII.

 

the brown one I don't know about, looks like it was glued to something, maybe a bigger piece? Again, guessing WWII

 

Tim sure hope you will get that picture into the sweetheart reference section: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...p?showforum=523



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Nice grouping, Brig. I think the EGA on aluminum are the left & right halves of a 'trench art' watch band. The aluminum is likely from a downed Japanese plane. This was pretty common material in the WW2 Pacific.

S/F.................Bob

 

If those pieces are trench art from aircraft aluminum, that moves them into a whole different league than the typical sweetheart pieces.

 

Coincidently, I just bought a similar piece for $9.95 on ebay: it was cheap enough that curiosity got the best of me. These are the very bad photos from the ebay listing:

 

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all of these will make it to the reference section thumbsup.gif

 

nice bracelet. 10 dollars was a good deal. I paid $5 for my set of trenchart watch plates on eBay


-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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Very interesting pieces. You know, I used to live on the Navajo Reservation for three years and I married a Navajo woman. To me, those watch bands are something VERY similar that I have seen numerous times being worn by males on the Rez. I am not saying that is what you have, but that is simialr in style to the watchbands I've seen being worn by the Navajos. Just my two cents worth.

Arch


Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Very interesting pieces. You know, I used to live on the Navajo Reservation for three years and I married a Navajo woman. To me, those watch bands are something VERY similar that I have seen numerous times being worn by males on the Rez. I am not saying that is what you have, but that is simialr in style to the watchbands I've seen being worn by the Navajos. Just my two cents worth.

Arch

 

thanks...at the very least, it let's the imagination get some exerise! interesting prospect


-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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nice piece there. Droop winged EGA sweetheart pieces always seem to be of high quality thumbsup.gif


-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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Here're a few nice EGA sweetheart pieces from WWII and earlier

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-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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-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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I got this small pin back with a small lot from a WWI army vet (77th Div). The EG&A pin back is the only USMC item with it, so it must have been something he picked up along the way or got from someone.

 

Any help with indentifcation of use and date it and if it has much of any value.

 

 

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Here is one that came from an uncle that served during WWII...part of the sweetheart items he picked up at Parris Island 1943-44. He also gave a large table runner made of the same design/color/material as this with EGA's at each end.

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a recent find, likely early 20's based on roller clasp and period EGA design.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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... rear and no hallmark, thought to made by Ronson... by some.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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This one speaks "Sweetheart" to me.................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 find myself thinking the same thing as Bob.... all about the classical WW2 sweetheart in sterling. Nonetheless I love these creations, and so happy to see that many survived the great Hunt Bros meltdown.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Not specifically USMC but my Grandfather brought this card table cloth back from Alaska when he was there in Marines The hankie was given to my Great-grandmother my my Grandpa

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