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.
Friday, September 7, 2012
WWII USMC Technical Sergeant 2nd Division
Where do you start with a Marine that enlisted in 1929 and left the corp in 1951? This marine did nearly everything a Marine could possibly do in the service during that era: Virginia, San Diego, Cuba, China, Guam, American Samoa, WIA, 2nd Division, Panama, 4th Marines, V Corp and 2nd 155mm Howitzer Battalion which served at Iwo Jima. Wow what a Marine! This dress blues dates from the late 40's when the marines went to a four pocket Dress Blues Jacket. I'm sure there is an incredible story behind this one! update 2/20/13: I am about to have a custom rack made for this coat, thought I'd give you a sneak peak of this Marines career: