Rare "Killed in Action" Purple Heart won by Marine, Wm. Cuff, killed in action (KIA) on Iwo Jima, together with service record, award docs, and wound documents are in binder
Lot 140
A Posthumous Iwo Jima Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal group to Cpl. William Cuff, USMC
1944 and later 11 x 13 x 3 inches
Sold for US$ 687 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Posthumous Iwo Jima Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal group to Cpl. William Cuff, USMC
1944 and later
Comprising: Purple Heart, Navy issue in silver gilt with split brooch, officially engraved Corp. - William J. Cuff - USMC with silver star device on ribbon; Bronze star, slot brooch, unnamed; World War II Victory Medal, crimp brooch; American Defense Medal, slot brooch; American Campaign Medal, crimp brooch; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, crimp brooch. Together with copies of service records and research indicating that Cuff was wounded in action 1 Februrary, 1944 at Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands, again on 28 June, 1944 in Saipan, and was killed in action 23 February, 1945 at Iwo Jima. Also included is an enameled lapel pin of the Presidential Unit Citation, the leatherette case of issue for the Purple Heart and card boxes for three of the campaign medals. Contained in a 3-ring binder.
11 x 13 x 3 inches

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