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Lot 138
Iwo Jima typed Citations for the Congressional Medal of Honor
undated but early 1990s 8-1/2 x 11 inches, framed and glazed 4
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Iwo Jima typed Citations for the Congressional Medal of Honor
undated but early 1990s
Four Citations for the Congressional Medal of Honor, typed out and signed by the recipients:
Captain Joseph J McCarthy (1912-1996), 4th Marine division, in action 21 February 1945.
Pvt Franklin E Sigler, 2d Battalion, 26 Marines, 5th Division, in action 14 March 1945.
Pvt Wilson Watson, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action 26 and 27th February.
Pfc J.H.Lucas, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, in action on the 20th February 1945.
8-1/2 x 11 inches, framed and glazed (4)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    Provenance:
    The War Museum

    A very poignant reminder of the bravery of the Marines on Iwo Jima, These 4 typed versions describing their bravery are signed by the recipients. The last, Lucas, has annotated the text with some extra background history, He joined the marines aged 14 on 8/6/42, and was the youngest marine ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
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