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Original U.S. WWII USMC China Marine Named Medal Grouping - 2nd Enlistment

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. George R. Davis Marine Corps served as a China Marine before World War Two then fought in three major campaigns in the Pacific theater during WW2. After the war he did occupation service and then time in Korea. This set of medals belonged to him and document his service with the United State Marine Corps. Included in this set are the following:

- Named Engraved 1932 Battle of Soochow Creek medal named to Alex Preston. 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. They were locally-made, bronze or gilt, on yellow ribbons with a brown stripe in the center, and with or without top bars. There is also a 1937 version.

- Original WWI USMC Good Conduct Medal with 2nd, 3rd and 4th Enlistment bars and engraved on the medal:

No. B-3753
George R. Davis
2nd Enlistment
1939-1943

- Original 1930 Yangtze Service Medal with rim number No. 3668 . The is Yangtze Service Medal decoration of the United States military which was created in 1930 for presentation to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (and to a lesser extent, members of the United States Army). The Yangtze Service Medal is awarded for service in the Yangtze River Valley between the dates of September 3, 1926 and December 31, 1932, a period of significant unrest in the region. The decoration may also be awarded for those military service members who served on permanent duty in Shanghai, China, provided such service was in direct support of landing operations in the Yangtze River Valley (e.g. Nanking incident of 1927). The Yangtze Service Medal was declared obsolete in 1940 when it was replaced by the China Service Medal.

- China Service Medal.

- Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

- American Campaign Medal.

- American Defense Medal.

- American Campaign Medal.

- WWII Victory Medal.

- United Nations Korean Service Medal.

- Medal ribbon bar with three campaign stars on the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and multiple other medal ribbons for WWII and after.

A very rare 4th Marines grouping from a soldier that served before and during World War Two in the Pacific Theater and China.

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