Friday, May 17, 2013

WWII USMC Corporal 5th Marine Division

And for my 100th post, here is the other 5th Marine Coat that I picked up, all patches are original to the coat. Two sets were put up by the seller, I missed the first one but low and behold a second set was put up a week later which is the one I purchased. I have already received the records for this Marine, he was chosen for OCS at Notre Dame but was taken out due to low grades, he made it over to the 1st Raider CO, in time for its dissolution and was moved over to the 5th Marine Division. He was in the Hq Co, 1st Battalion 28th Marines when he made it over to Iwo Jima. An incredible coat from a top Marine!

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