A reference gallery of USMC Alpha Service Coats and Navy Corpsman Jumpers and field gear from WWI, WWII, the Korea War and the Viet Nam War.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Korea War USMC Corporal 1st Marine Division Blues
In all my years of collecting I have never owned any dress blues in my collection. But in two short weeks I was able to acquire two for my collection. This is the second one belonging to a Marine Corporal who went in in 1947 and went over to Korea with the 1st marine division. He was later medically evacuated, but not clear if it was combat related or not. He was evacuated to Japan in which is where I picked up the coat from a Japanese dealer. Looks like he made it home but his Blues didn't. I am not really a Korea war collector but it is always great when one of these Chosin Marines uniforms make it home.