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Original U.S. WWII Banana Wars China Marine Named Officer Grouping - Harland W. Bond

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. This collection belonged to USMC Lieutenant (by battlefield commission) Harland W. Bond serial number 201200. Bond, first enlisted in the Marine Corps in the early 1920s and served through the duration of World War Two and after, a true career marine. Research shows that he spent time in Nicaragua, Hawaii, and China. This collection belonged to him and consists of the following items:

- Original WWI USMC Good Conduct Medal with 4th, 5th and 6th Enlistment bars and engraved on the medal:
No. 89719
Harland W. Bond
2nd Enlistment

- 2nd Nicaraguan Campaign Medal with rim number 1692.

- Rare Nicaragua Medal of Merit. Nicaraguan triangular insignia hat badge with screw back. Nicaraguan triangular insignia collar pins both numbered 800788 on the reverse. Nicaraguan triangular insignia brass uniform buttons.

- Rare engraved 1932 Battle of Soochow Creek medal named to H.W. BOND. It is missing the ribbon. The Soochow Creek Medal actually covers several varieties, but all relate to the US presence in Shanghai when the conflict between China and Japan was brewing. Soochow Creek was a main waterway through Shanghai. The medal was the creation of a member of the 4th Marines in Shanghai in 1932.

- WWII Dog Tags

- 24th September 1925 Dog Tags.

- SIX Original Honorable discharges - 1925, 1931, 1937, 1941, 1946.

- Original Photos and modern printed copies from negatives and scans.

- China Service Medal.

- Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

- American Campaign Medal.

- American Defense Medal.

- American Campaign Medal.

- WWII Victory Medal.

- Medal ribbon bars.

- Expert Rifleman Badge with 1927-28-31, 1933-34-35 bars.

- U.S. Marine Corps Expert Badge with Pistol, T.S.M.G. (Thompson SMG), Auto-rifle, and Bayonet bars.

- Enlisted and Officer EGA hat insignia.

- Enlisted and Officer EGA collar insignia.

- Lieutenant bars.

- More!

A fantastic set from 25+ years of service in the United States Marine Corps!

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