U.S. WWII USMC Corporal Named Grouping - Capture of Guadalcanal and Okinawa

Item Description

Original Items: one-of-a-kind set. This comes "straight out of the attic. A wonderful grouping that belonged to United States Marine Corps Corporal John Richard Carter from Buffalo, New York. Born June 21st 1922, enlisted April 14th 1942, honorably discharged April 15th 1946.

The grouping is comprised of the following:

• Tunic (approximately size 38) named and dated December 1st 1942. Complete with Corporal's Chevrons and red/green cuff stripes denoting four years of service. Ruptured Duck WWII discharge patch, ribbon bar with the following- American Theater Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Medal with two Bronze Stars for two landings. The landings were Guadalcanal and Okinawa. A unit shoulder patch for the 3rd Marine Amphibious Corp.
• Enlistment Photograph
• USMC Dog
• Honorable Discharge listing his war record including his participation in the capture and defense of Guadalcanal and Okinawa, as well as his services in the Solomon Islands, Shima, and the Ryuku Islands.
• Seven additional personal wartime photographs
• Approximately 20 pages of wartime documents.
• Interestingly there is a Street Map of the New Zealand City of Auckland through which he passed as well as two "FLORINS" two shilling pieces, coinage from New Zealand andthe Island of Fiji.

A wonderfully compelling set of a USMC Corporal who went through some of the most difficult wartime landings in the Pacific Theater in WW2.

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