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Original U.S. WWI 5th Marines Named Good Conduct Medal - Charles E. McFarland

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind Collection. United States Marine Corps Service Member Charles E. McFarland served during World War One. This is his named original WW1 USMC Good Conduct Medal engraved on the medal:

No. 10035
Charles E. McFarland
1st Enlistment
1915-1919



McFarland served in combat during World War I with 5th Marine Regiment. 116371 Enlistment December 3rd, 1915 WW1 49th Co 5th Regtiment 1918, and he was wounded in action during the terrible battle of Blanc Mont. WIA: 10-4-18 Champagne.

His bandit activity was in the Dominican Campaign 1916 Service was aboard the Marine Ship's Detachment USS Louisiana. From the 1st to the 20th of May the USS Louisiana Ship's Detachment was stationed at Navy Yard, Norfolk Va. On the 22nd the USS Louisiana Ship's Detachment was temporarily stationed on board the USS Memphis, and on the same date sailed to Monte Christi Dominican Reps: On the 25th of May were on board USS Memphis and at anchor off Monte Christi, and the 26th the USS Louisiana Ship's Detachment transferred t the USS Panther while at Monte Christi. For the remainder of the month, the 26th to the 31st, of May remained on board and at anchor on the USS Panther at Monte Christi. From 1 to 27 June stationed at Monte Cristi, and from the 28th to the 30th of June was stationed at Fort Las Trencheras Monte Cristi — Santiago Road. On the 27th of June the entire ship company was stationed at Fort Las Trencheras, and the occupation of this Fort provided security on the Monte Cristi — Santiago Road. He was stationed at Fort Trencheras, km 27, on the 1st and 2nd of the month on the Monte Cristi to Santiago road. Stationed at Monte Cristi for the remainder of the month. He was stationed at Monte Cristi from the 1st to the 17th of the August. On the 18th embarked on the USS Solace, and en-route to the Puerto Plata. Stationed on shore with the Railroad battalion, at the Railroad station, Santiago from the 19th to the 31st. He was stationed on shore with the Railroad battalion, at the Railroad station, Santiago from the 1st to tt 19th, and on the 19th moved to San Francisco de Macoris for the remainder of the month. Unit designation change to the 47th Company. He was stationed at San Francisco de Macoris for the duration of the month. Stationed at San Francisco de Macoris for the duration of the month. Participat in the assault on the Fortaleza (a fort) in San Francisco de Macoris on the 29th of November. 2nd Lt Williams silently led the initial assault of twelve Marines to a position close to the door of the Fortaleza. When evening came the rebels were getting ready to close the door for the night, and at this time the twelve Marines charged the door. Williams slammed his shoulder into the door to keep it open, and the rest of the Marines in the initial ass forced their way inside. Within a very few minutes eight of the twelve assaulting Marines were wounded. Immediately after the initial assault force, door open a hundred Marines stormed the fort, and a ten-minute firelight ensued. Over 200 rebels escaped over the wall in the back of the fort, and is surrendered to the Marines. And finally he was stationed at Sail Francisco de Macoris for the duration of the month.

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