Korean War Era USMC Brigadier General Uniform and Medals: China Marine Vet
Uniform and medals belonging to Brigadier General Alexander W. Kreiser, a 1920 Graduate of Marion Military Institute who attended Naval Military Academy, served as a China Marine, served in the South Pacific during WWII, rose to the rank of Assistant Commanding General of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in 1952 and retired as a Brigadier in 1956. Kreiser's dress blue tunic has silver and gilt colored officer's EGA screwback devices (with ropes as authorized in the 1960s) on collar, clutch-back General's stars on Shoulder Straps and gilt buttons down front. A pair of post-1974
gilt Naval Aviator wings hallmarked "V-21-N" (Vanguard) are pinned on left chest above 12 medal ribbons that include. Legion of Merit with V device for valor, Bronze Star with silver star and bronze V, Marine Corps Expeditionary, Second Nicaraguan Campaign, Yangtze Service, American Defense with one star, Asiatic Theater with two stars, American Campaign, WWII Victory, National Defense, Korean Service with three stars, United Nations Service and Korean Presidential Unit Citation The name "Gen A. Kreiser" and date "Oct 19 1953" are marked on tailor's tag inside interior breast pocket. An identical tag with the same markings are sewn to the watch pocket of the matching dark blue wool
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