Skip to comments.WWII vets, this is for you.
Posted on 08/18/2009 8:23:50 PM PDT by pansgold
OFFICIAL U.S.M.C. COMBAT PHOTOS OF CHINA, GUAM, OKINAWA & IWO JIMA
Those that served in the Pacific will remember these 100 photos from the USMC's fight there.
My father passed away some time ago. He brought these home. He was in all 4 places. He was in the 1st. Division 1st. Regiment 3d Marine Amphibious Brigade
pansgold Viet Nam Era vet
Thanks for posting these pictures. My cousin was in the 6th Marines
and in the Okinawa invasion, I believe, or Iwo Jima, then went on with the 6th into China to accept the Japanese surrender/s.
I’ll be sure he gets these photos. He’s in his eighties now but still
in good shape. Semper Fi.
Great pics from the past.
-20C and -20F are the same, but when you get that low, who can tell??
Your comment on the website:
The China Service Medal-for serving in China
Presidential Unit Citation-given to the 1st Marine Division
by the President of the U.S. with 2 stars in it, one for
Peleliu and one for Okinawa campaign
American theater of War-for serving in the U.S.
Asiatic Pacific-with 2 stars for Peleliu and Okinawa
You get the medal with NO STAR
If he got a STAR, that means he got it twice
if he has TWO stars, that mans he got it THREE times!
That means your dad got the PUC 3 TIMES!!
He was also proud of this form letter or not.
not in my world. the only place C and F are equal is -40 degrees.
Hmmm, I always thought it was -20...
that letter is way kewel
Nope. I was plant engineer for Kraft Foods in Tulare, CA for years and ran the boilers and refrigeration. -20C is -4F
I had to do the math to check myself yestarday!
ahh, old age has hit me!
Our family received this one from President Clinton after my dad died in 1994.
I just hit 60
50 6 days ago!
The L-4 was the Piper J-3, milspec...the Bird Dog is a Cessna 170 derivative, originally L-19, later the O-1, O-1G, etc.
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