Item # 033
Title: M1912 USMC EXPERT RIFLEMAN QUALIFICATION BADGE
Description: An early pinback expert rifleman badge.
Size: 1-13/16" x 1-3/4"
Item # 030
Title: USMC M1912 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER QUALIFICATION BADGE WITH 1911 BAR
Description: A wonderful early USMC Rifle Sharpshooter badge with suspension type qualification bar, retroactively awarded for the year 1911.
Size: 1-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Item # 093
Title: WW1 USMC MEDAL LOT
Description: Nice medal lot attribute to "L.G. Wheeler". Muster roles show that Lyman G Wheeler had previously served from 1902-1906 and reenlisted in 1918 and was promptly promoted a GySgt and sent overseas with the 11th Marine Regiment to France. Not sure why the WW1 Victory medal does not have the Maltese Cross as is appropriate for a 5th Brigade Marine. GCM is #69979.
Size: 3" large medals
Item # 101
Title: 1911-1915 ENGRAVED USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL 1ST ENLISTMENT
Description: Named and identified Good Conduct Medal. Engraved "No. 5383 JESSE S. COMER 1st ENLISTMENT 1911-1915". Corporal Comer enlisted 6 September 1911 in Spokane, Wshington. He served the majority of his time in San Francisco and Mare Island on the USS Intrepid and USS Jupiter. He also served with the 4th Marine Regiment out of North Island, San Diego. Ribbon is torn and top bar is missing.
Item # 090
Title: WW1 USMC 73RD COMPANY 6TH REGIMENT 2ND DIVISION PURPLE INDIAN HEAD WOOL PATCH
Description: Scarce and extremely desirable USMC 6th Regiment, 73rd Machinegun Company patch on lightly faded thin purple wool. Uniform removed, shows some stitching remnants and unfortunately a small bit of damage to one side and some mothing to the rear side that comes through to the front in one spot. The 73rd was just one company that support the Machinegun needs of the 6th Regiment. A great patch that is difficult to find in any condition.
Size: 3-3/8 X 3-3/8"
Item # 098
Title: WW1 2ND DIVISION 4TH BRIGADE AEF CITATION DOCUMENT, FRAMED
Description: A neat souvenir document that displays some of the battle orders and citations awarded the 2nd Division as well a round up of battles and achievements. Has Indian head to the center and references Commander John A Lejeune. Neat and colorful battle scenes decorate the edges. This one is in a nice period frame. These are tough to find and quite handsome among a collection.
Size: 11" X 14"
Item # 014
Title: WW1 USMC SOLDIERS OF THE SEA RECRUITING BOOKLET 1918
Description: . 32 pages, complete. Dated August 15th 1918.
Item # 082
Title: WW1 USMC 2ND BATTALION 5TH REGIMENT 2ND DIVISION UNIFORM AND EGA COLLAR DISCS
Description: Unnamed, WW1 USMC uniform for the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 4th Brigade, Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France. Has yellow patch of 2/5, two overseas stripes and red discharge stripe. Green lined with no stamps that I could find. 2/5 is one of the more storied USMC units having battle honors for Belleau Wood, Blanc Mont and the Meuse Argonne.
Size: 8" X 6"
Item # 077
Title: WW1 VICTORY MEDAL RIBBON WITH 3 STARS
Description: A unique pin back version of the WW1 Victory Medal with three unique stars, perhaps first issue and theater made.
Size: 1-5/16" x 3/8"
Item # 074
Title: WW1 USMC SHORT VOCABULARY OF FRENCH WORDS AND PHRASES BOOKLET AEF 1918
Description: A little booklet made by the US Marine Corps Publicity Bureau for Marines serving and fighting in France during WW1. Book displays age and has some bug damage to the cover. Dated August 1918, 40 pages.
Item # 092
Title: WW1 72ND COMPANY, 6TH REGIMENT, 2ND DIVISION MEDAL LOT
Description: A medal lot attributed to James D. Cherry. Consists of a two bar WW1 Victory Medal, a WW1 USMC Good Conduct Medal #47485 on rim edge, and 4 American Legion medals for Cleveland, Ohio.
Size: 3" sized large medals
Item # 031
Title: M1912 WW1 USMC SHARPSHOOTER QUALIFICATION BADGE
Description: An early and solid Pre-WW1 to WW1 Rifle Sharpshooter badge.
Size: 1-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Item # 078
Title: WW1 FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL RIBBON PIN BACK FRENCH OR GERMAN MADE
Description: A unique pin back version of the French Croix de Guerre Medal. Has marks to rear "Bte SGDG.
Size: 1-7/16" x 3/8"
Item # 018
Title: WW1 ERA USMC UNUSED .03 SPRINGFIELD QUALIFICATION RECORD BOOK
Description: Unused record book for the qualification with the Rifle Model 1903. Dated 1919. 144 pages.
Item # 109
Title: WW1 DOGTAG OF BANANA WARS (NICARAGUA) NAVY CROSS AWARDEE AND WW2 GUADALCANAL VET
Description: A single well worn dogtag stamped "BENJAMIN W, ATKINSON 6.5.18 U.S.M.C." Atkinson was awarded the Navy Cross for combat actions in Nicaragua in 1932 as a First Lieutenant and he later served as the Acting Chief of Staff to the 2nd Marine Division at Guadalcanal during WW2. I have shown a photo of him as a 1stLt for reference.
Atkinson's Navy Cross citation reads:
"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to First Lieutenant Benjamin W. Atkinson (MCSN: 0-30), United States Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commander of a patrol of the Headquarters Company, Second Battalion, Eleventh Regiment, operating in the vicinity of Trinidad, Nicaragua, on April third and fourth, 1928. While engaged in a night march upon a mission assigned to investigate reports of bandit activities in the vicinity of Trinidad, the patrol under command of Lieutenant Atkinson, who was with the point of the patrol at the time of the attack, maintained perfect control of his men and directed his patrol with such military ability when subjected to a surprise night attack by a numerically superior forces as to outflank the enemy and after approximately one and one-half hours' engagement put them to rout, thereby displaying excellent judgment, initiative, and soldierly qualities of the highest order."
Size: 1-5/16" round