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Thought you might enjoy the read, Bob.

 

Darrell got to get a small taste in person a few months back, but never got a chance to see the paperwork.

 

.......and I love his pencil moustache! I'll bet he was a charmer back in the day!

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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Darrell got to get a small taste in person a few months back, but never got a chance to see the paperwork.

 

OUTSTANDING THREAD! :bravo: Superb way to tell the story of his time in the Corps. Its great to see this one come to life! Folks you would not believe the volume of ephemera that came with this grouping - the Mrs kept everything!!!! And nicely saved in albums, never seen one this complete. Stay the course Tim - don't let up on St Louis. Hope you post some more as time permits. Got a group shot of the crates they shipped to you. s/f Darrell



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

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Wow Brig, I am speechless. This is an absolutely AMAZING grouping to a VERY long serving Marine, and to have his wife a Marine as well! Just amazing. I am sure that you will spend hours and hours with a big grin on your face trying to sort through all of this stuff. Hope that the records show up soon.

Very nice, and thanks for showing. This is a super Memorial Day tribute to a family dedicated to the service and protection of our Nation.


Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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the images Darrell refers to...

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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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another

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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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Had to jump in a s well....OUTSTANDING!!!!!!


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

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Great group!! A lot of history!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.


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Yes indeed, the best husband/wife USMC group I too have ever seen :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing on Memorial Day weekend.

 

Kurt Barickman


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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:thumbsup:

 

Fantastic grouping and what a history !!

 

Their love story is beautifully laid out against a back drop of incredible history...I feel as though I know them personally now !!

 

Thanks for showing !

 

Vic


"We Polish soldiers, for your freedom and ours, gave our souls to God, our bodies to the soil of Italy, and our hearts to Poland"

 

-- inscription at the Polish cemetary - Monte Cassino

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thanks for the comments, guys. This is truly a great group. Foriegn born, Pearl Harbor the day it was attacked, decorated on Iwo Jima. I'm honored to be the caretaker of it.


-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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Thanks so much for taking the time to post these photos and documents! This thread was a truly interesting and inspiring one to read. 2 great Americans here and you are honored to be the caretaker. Why do you suppose his son did not retain these items? Shame, but at least it is all in good hands!

 

Thanks again for this great thread tracing the lives of these Marines.

 

Semper Fidelis brothers.


I SEARCH FOR, RESEARCH, AND PRESERVE WWII USMC COMBAT GROUPINGS; NAMED AND PATCHED BLUES AND ALPHA UNIFORMS; MEDALS; SWORDS; AND CLASS RINGS FROM THE CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE IN CHARLESTON, SC.
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What fantastic and well preserved grouping, Brig! You have done an outstanding job of documenting it and honouring two wonderful marines.

 

You must be very happy with this one :thumbsup:

 

Thanks greatly for sharing.


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Hello all,

 

Topic Wonderful wonderful story very moving thank you to do divided.

 

Regards

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Thanks so much for taking the time to post these photos and documents! This thread was a truly interesting and inspiring one to read. 2 great Americans here and you are honored to be the caretaker. Why do you suppose his son did not retain these items? Shame, but at least it is all in good hands!

 

Thanks again for this great thread tracing the lives of these Marines.

 

Semper Fidelis brothers.

 

his son has no kids of his own and is getting older, was happy to find someone to keep it together and respect it


-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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Great story and thanks for positing it. I checked Blakney's Heroes of the Marine Corps 1861-1955 and could not find his name listed for the Silver Star for WWII or Korea.


Looking for USMC Purple Heart for WWII or Korean War

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Really super group Brig!

 

I also noted the "Aide to General" collar devices in the fourth or fifth photo down on the general's aide in dress blues, behind his EGAs. I didn't know that was practiced in the Marine Corps - I assumed it was only an "Army" thing!

 

Dave


Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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just noticed that. indeed they did, I've never bothered to ask if they were the exact same design as Army though


-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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Wow wonderful grouping and an amazing story this is the stuff just spent the past half an hour reading though the whole grouping

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There's hundred of bits of paper I didn't post...just too much to do so!


-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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Just an update...I did get his record from St Louis...but it only went until 1956, when he transitioned to his permenant commission. I've sent another requesting his other half, but yet to get it. Might have to fire off 3 more copies to get the attention. His record had nothing we didn't know except his official enlistment photo...even was missing some of his awards!


-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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In the sketch of himself there is an insignia that has an 'F D' with an eight ball between the letters.

Does anybody know what unit this was for? It look's familiar.


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In the sketch of himself there is an insignia that has an 'F D' with an eight ball between the letters.

Does anybody know what unit this was for? It look's familiar.

8th Field Depot, Supply Service I believe


-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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