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    Hello all,

    I hope everyone has had a great week so far. A buddy of mine purchased this piece in a small grouping of USMC insignia. Anyone have any idea what the kanji on the back reads? Any help would be greatly appreciated. He is anxious to know what it means.

    -Doug

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    -Doug

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    Able Seaman Takahashi Suehara was a volunteer sailor stationed at Maizuru; his naval branch was aviation, and his ID number was 20034.

    Rating Patch:

    上等水兵 Jōtōsuihei (senior seaman)
    Able seaman

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    Rear Right:
    舞志飛二〇〇三四

    From Nick Komiya's fantastic article:
    for 舞鶴 Maizuru (a naval base)
    for 志願 Shigan (Volunteer)
    for 飛行兵 Hikouhei (Flight)


    Rear Left:
    高橋 末治
    Takahashi Sueharu


    --Guy

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    Guy, sorry for the late reply. Thank you, VERY MUCH for your help with the translation. It is very much appreciated.
    -Doug

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    I don't know why I said his first name was Sueharu .... it is Sueji

    末治
    Sueji

    That's pronounced "Soo-ay Gee", not "Soo-gee."


    --Guy

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