This World War Two USMC Parmarine dress green uniform belonged to a member of the 2nd Paramarine Battalion. He was with the 2nd Paramarine Battalion during all of their campaigns in the PTO. This uniform is part of a much larger grouping to this veteran.
The uniform has an Australian made Paramarine patch on the upper left sleeve and a parachute striker on the left cuff. The Australian made Paramarine patch was very popular with the Paramarines during the war.
He has attached a piece of red felt underneath the patch. This practice was common among Marines from many different types of combat units during WW2 and is referred to by collectors today as a blooded patch. His jump wings are US Army style sterling pinback wings and his ribbon bars are the wider USMC/Navy version.
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