ORIGINAL KOREAN WAR LEGION OF MERIT W/ COMBAT V CITATION TO WWII USMC ACE

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

ORIGINAL KOREAN WAR LEGION OF MERIT W/ COMBAT V CITATION TO WWII USMC ACE . Bought from veterans estate. This USMC officer was commissioned and completed flight training in 1936. Served as XO of VMF-111 in Samoa, CO of the famous VMF-121 flying off Guadalcanal. Flying F4Fs he shot down 6 Zeros in 2 days in December 1942 earning him a Silver Star. Lt Col in 1943 and commanded MAG-51 and then MGVG-4 flying F4Us off the USS Cape Gloucester. 2 victories over a Judy and Francis in 1945 brought his tally to 8. During the Korean War he was deputy CO of Marine Air Group 21 and again flying combat earned a second Silver Star. Retired in 1959 as a Brig General. This lot consists of an original citation for a Legion of Merit with combat V signed by Major General Field Harris. Guaranteed original! Please see my other auctions for more items from this estate and other estate military items. Buyer pays shipping and handling, if you would like insurance let me know and I will add the figure to the S&H price in the invoice, paypal is accepted. Returns accepted if there was an error in the description. Thank you and

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