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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
3rd 4th & 5th Marine Division History Books
Here is a set of three division history books from the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions first published in the late 1940's. The 3rd and 5th are Battery Press reprints while the 4th is an original I found in an antique store. What is great about the 5th division book is that it contains the complete rosters to the entire division. the 4th contains only the KIA, officer and select valor profiles. The 3rd only has the officer rosters. The big difference between the reprints and the originals are the Black and white picture reproduction which are of higher quality that the reprints. These books are a must if one is a Iwo Jima historian and Marine collector.