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ONSV5200

Original U.S. WWI Marine USMC Medal Badge Patch Collection

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. This is a collection of medals, badges and miscellaneous items that belonged to a member of the United States Marine Corps that fought in World War One. The set includes the following items:

- WWI Victory Medal with Five Campaign Clasps - Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector. Offered in very good condition with functions pin back clasp.

- USMC Marine Good Conduct medal with rim number 42495. Offered in excellent condition.

- Fantastic 2nd Division Indian head ring with enamel 2nd division color design.

- Brass USMC finback "badge" with EGA that reads INSULAR PATROL 32. This may refer to being assigned to a station in Guam.

- USMC EGA brass locket.

- USMC American Shield multi-piece leather shield patch. Measures 7" x 5.5".

Overall a really nice little collection of a Marine who served during the Great War.

The following battle clasps, inscribed with a battle's name, were worn on the medal to denote participation in major ground conflicts.

- Aisne (May 27 to June 5, 1918)
- Aisne-Marne (July 18 to August 6, 1918)
- Cambrai (May 12 to December 4, 1917)
- Champagne-Marne (July 15-18, 1918)
- Lys (April 9-27, 1918)
- Meuse-Argonne (September 26 to Nov. 11, 1918)
- Montdidier-Noyon (June 9-13, 1918)
- Oise-Aisne (August 18 to November 11, 1918)
- St. Mihiel (September 12-16, 1918)
- Somme-Defensive (March 21 to April 6, 1918)
- Somme-Offensive (August 8 to November 11, 1918)
- Vittorio-Veneto(October 24 to November 4, 1918)
- Ypres-Lys (August 19 to November 11, 1918)
- Defensive Sector - For general defense service, not involving a specific battle, the "Defensive Sector" Battle Clasp was authorized. The clasp was also awarded for any battle which was not already recognized by its own battle clasp.

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