1938 USMC CHINA 4th MARINES M-1917 pat. ALL Acid-Etched DOG TAGS & USMC EGA RING
Original CHINA MARINES 1938 vintage US MARINE CORPS USMC M-1917 DOG TAG Pair ALL Acid Etched Style with M-1930 DROOP WING EGA Sterling Silver Ring on WW1 USN WIRE NECKCORD. And has been in my collection for as long. Now it will be in yours…. CHINA MARINES Expeditionary FMF: Malcolm W. Cook served COMPANY D, 4th MARINES in CHINA ASIATIC SERVICE JULY 1939 – APRIL 1941. Very lucky Marine to have left ASIATIC WATERS when he did, otherwise he would have been a POW of the Japanese. WW2 service: OCT 1942 deployed GUADALCANAL Solomon Islands w/ COMPANY C, 7th MARINES, AWOL in Australia w/sheila? , saw combat action on CAPE GLOUCESTER & PELELIU Paulus Islands where his outfit suffered badly. After Peleliu operations, service in CONUS, USMC BARRACKS NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT, McAlister, Oklahoma. Ranked in 1955 as MASTER SGT senior NCO. But has VIETNAM service. Circa 1938 CHINA MARINE (& Banana Republic Wars) vintage matching pair of USMC M-1917 pat. DOG TAGS with ALL ACID ETCHED format style with acid-etched fingerprint on reverse sides. Pair of USMC/USN M-1917 pattern DOG TAGS: 1-hole, thin white monel alloy, acid etched fingerprints on reverse sides. Leatherneck info acid-etched done in WW1 USN SEA SERVICE format: enlistment year of 1938 w/ DOB 1913 year. Service branch acid-etched at lower edges. Came w/ solid sterling silver USMC M-1930 Droopy-Wing EGA ring. STERLING hallmark stamped inner, solid type ring with DROOP-WING EGA center motif. A dime will fit thru it with some wiggle room…. And one cent penny will not. Appears well worn and silver tarnished. Also (1) brass footlocker key. All came mounted on WW1 USN regulation linen-covered monel wire neck cord with the screw-barrel clasp…. Used by WW1-1942 SEA SERVICES. Excellent for those collecting WW2 US MARINE CORPS acid etched M-1917 MARINE USMC OVAL DOGTAGS ID DISCS, ID TAGS, NOK TAGS. Ref image from Braddock & GRUNT GEAR chapter by steve rhode. Alec tulkoff’s EQUIPPING THE CORPS. Check out my other items. There is NO RESERVE. Cook was with D Company, 4th Marines in China (July 1939 April 1941) (he was a lucky Marine otherwise he would have been a POW). In October 1942, he lashed up with C Company, 7th Marines. He did a little time on the Canal; AWOL in Australia; saw action on Cape Gloucester and at a little place called Peleliu (where the Japanese shot the hell out of his outfit). After Peleliu, he was sent back to the U. To Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot, McAlister, Oklahoma. In 1955 ranked as a Master Sergeant. COOK was wounded on PELELIU…. Rec’d the PURPLE HEART medal. The item “1938 USMC CHINA 4th MARINES M-1917 pat. ALL Acid-Etched DOG TAGS & USMC EGA RING” is in sale since Thursday, March 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Personal Gear”. The seller is “dkochi” and is located in California. This item can be shipped worldwide.