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WW2 US marine uniform!

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    Hi Ive had this uniform for about 1 year and a half. The other day I took it out to look at it and checked the pockets and found the ribbon bar and medal. We thought it was unissued but with better inspection it had corporal patches and a diamond marine patch also two rows of ribbons not one. Its not named but my friends going to contact and friend who got it from a friend and maybe we can find this guys name and division hopefully well be able to piece it back together. The uniform dated 1943.Click image for larger version. 

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    Very Nice Jacket. I would remove the medal though.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I will im just keeping it there so I dont lose it and why is there a star on the american defense medal is it possible he fought on pearl harbor? - Nick K

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    The star - worn only on the ribbon bar - represents a clasp or device
    for service outside the CONUS, including Alaska and Hawaii, which
    would be worn on the full size American Defense Medal.

    Full size medals are only worn on Dress uniform. This is a
    Service uniform - put it back in the pocket.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    What is the CONUS and why would a star be on the ribbon bar for a american defense medal? - Nick K

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    Quote by nkumburis View Post
    What is the CONUS and why would a star be on the ribbon bar for a american defense medal? - Nick K
    I think CONUS means 'Continental United States', although it does sound like a description of part of the reproductive organs of some animal...

    Rob

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    Check the interior liner of the jacket, specifically in the sleeve (near the shoulder area). There should be a quartermaster stamp (Philadelphia Depot for example) and a date (41-42). In addition, the Marines name should be stamped or handwritten in this area. Usually the initials of his first and middle name and his full last name. There may even be more than one Marines name as these were regularly reissued.

    You should be able to use this to search USMC Muster Rolls. You can also send away to NPRC for his service record.

    Let us know what you find!

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    ....The star represents a clasp to the medal for service
    outside the Continental US.........!

    The star is worn only on the ribbon bar.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Battery Command Post View Post
    I think CONUS means 'Continental United States', although it does sound like a description of part of the reproductive organs of some animal...
    Rob
    The places some of these guys were sent probably
    seemed like the a** end of the planet.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Steve is of course 100% correct, however if more info is needed, you can read up on what a service star on the American Defense medal represents (under the category Devices):

    American Defense Service Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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