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JAPANESE WWII IMPERIAL JAPAN BOX 54

Published on: October 31, 2013
Categories: HATTORI-SEIKO, JAPANESE, MILITARY, WATCHES, WWII

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WE HAVE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WE AE ADDING INCLUDING
A SKS SEIKOSHA MILITARY POCKET WATCH

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THIS OFFER IS FOR OUR 6TH
JAPANESE MILITARY WATCH BOX

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1937
JAPANESE

RADIUM DIALED
DOUBLE CASE
MILITARY

WATCH

WITH

V.W. CO
15J
2 ADJUSTMENT
MANUAL MOVEMENT


CUSTOM MADE IN 1930 FOR SMALL DOUBLE CASED SEIKOSHA
MILITARY WATCHES
THIS DESIGN WAS COPIED BY SEIKOSHA

WITH

RARE
ORIGINAL ADJUSTABLE


JAPANESE


LEATHER


MILITARY STRAP

WITH

A JAPANESE SOLDIER’S MILITARY RECORD BOOK
HIS HISTORY INCLUDING BIRTH ENLISTMENT RANK
DIVISION ASSIGNMENT BATTLES COMBAT DEATH AND MEDALS

1944 WWII USA NEWS PAPER ARTICLES
REPORTING ON THE LOSSES OF JAPAN VS THE USA

US SOUTH PACIFIC WWII DIVISIONAL COMBAT INSIGNIA

JAPANESE MEDELS WON BY OUR JAPANESE SOLDIER

PICTURES OF OUR FEATURED JAPANESE SOLDIER

A PICTURE OF EARLY IMPERIAL SOLDIERS OUT OF UNIFORM

A JAPANESE AMMOR POCH WITH KANJI

AN EARLY JAPA NESE IMPERIAL ARMY CANTEEN WWII


MOST
HOUSED IT IN A
BLACK
GSW-GSWW-MWB
JAPANESE
MILITARYWATCHBOX

AND

 
FREE PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
INFO BELOW

NOTE ALL ITEMS ARE APPRAISED AS A GROUP
AND ANY WATCHES AND/OR TIMERS LISTED AND APPRASIED
SEPARATELY  IN SAME OVERALL APPRAISAL


AND

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY
ON WATCHES AND/OR TIMERS

WITH

US CONTINENTAL
65.00 INSURED GROUND
WITH SIGNATURE  DELIVERY!

OR

155.00 INSURED FEDEX INTERNATIONAL
PRIORITY SHIPPING

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FREE USA
800 438 6894
TOLL FREE SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
+17708311257


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WESTERN TECHNOLOGY
FOUND IN EARLY IMPERIAL JAPANESE WATCHES

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD BY BUILDING HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

AFTER THE 1904-05 JAPANESE ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917, JAPAN BEGAN SENDING ENGINEERS AND BUSINESS MEN OUT TO THE WESTERN WORLD  IN SEACH OF WESTERN TECHNOLOGY. JAPAN WOULD INVEST IN WESTERN TECHNOLOGY AND EVEN INVITE WESTERN COMPANIES AND THEIR PRODUCTS TO JAPAN. 

THUS, JAPAN, TO IMPROVE HER CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES, INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. MANY COMPANIES, WITH A DESIRE TO OPEN JAPANESE MARKETS TO THEIR PRODUCTS, BEGAN TO ADVERTISE; AS THE BELOW 1917 ADD BY WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY ATTESTS TO.

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AS THESE COMPANIES SHIPPED THEIR GOODS, JAPAN EXAMINED THEM. AND, JUST LIKE JAPAN HAD MOVED FROM FIRING THE FIRST WESTERN CANON THEY EVER SAW AROUND 1875, TO BUILDING AND ARMING THEIR OWN SHIPS, POWERFUL ENOUIGH TO DESTROY TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS ONLY 30 YEARS LATER, THE JAPANESE BORROWED FROM THIS ADDITIONAL WESTERN TECHNOLOGY.

BY 1917, DAINI SEIKOSHA, THE MAIN JAPANESE WATCH AND CLOCK COMPANY,  HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED WATCH COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. DAINI SEIKOSHA WOULD IMPROVE UPON THE WESTERN TECHNOLOGY BEING SOLD IN JAPAN AND DEVELOPE THEIR OWN “NEW” WATCHES.. 

IN FACT, MANY ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE SEIKOSHA WATCHES ARE DISCOVERED WITH MOVEMENTS SIMILAR TO  WALTHAM AND OTHER SWISS AND AMERICA WATCH COMPANIES. I MEAN ALMOST IDENTICAL.

I HAD A SKS SEIKOSHA POCKET WATCH WITH A BAD BALANCE, I USED A WALTHAM BALANCE FROM A WALTHAM POCKET WATCH AND IT FIT PERFECT.   ANOTHER FACT HAS PROVEN THE HISTORY AS I HAVE WRITTEN IT.  THERE ARE JAPANESE MILITARY WATCHES FROM THE 1930′ THAT HOUSE WESTERN MOVEMENTS. I HAVE 4 IMPERIAL WATCHES WITH MOERIS SIGNED MOVEMENTS.

IN ADDITION TO AMERICAN AND SWISS MOVEMENT TECHNOLOGY, WESTERN WATCH FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN MANY ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES.

FROM THE SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE, TO ACTUAL SWISS MOVEMENTS  MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICALLY FIT THE SMALL JAPANESE MILITARY DOUBLE CASES OF THE DAY, THE JAPANESE DID WHAT THEY DO BEST, IMPROVE UPON EXISTING TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPE NEW TECNOLOGY BASED ON THE OLD.

THUS, UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES DID, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE HOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950’S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.

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THE IMPERIAL ARMY
JAPANESE SOLDIER

PRE WWII

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[1 OF 2 PHOTOS IN BOOK]
1915 – 1937

THIS MWB IS BASED ON A JAPANESE IMPERIAL SOLDIER WHO WAS BORN IN TOKYO, 1915,  AND JOIN THE JAPANESE ARMY AT 17.

PROMOTED TO SUPERIOR PRIVATE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO A MACHINE GUN COMPANY OF THE 1st INDEPENDENT MIXED BRIGADE AND SENT TO CHINA IN MARCH OF 1937; WHERE HE WAS KILLED IN BATTLE THE FOLLOWING JULY.

IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION ABOVE, THERE IS A NOTATION IN HIS “MILITARY RECORDS/CONDUCT BOOK” OF HIS DEATH: BOTH IN THE MAIN BODY AND IN THE SECTION RESERVED FOR THIS FACT.

POSTHUMOUSLY, HE WAS AWARDED THREE MEDALS.  IN THE AWARDS SECTION, IT IS LISTED HE WAS AWARDED THE ” MANCHURIAN INCIDENT “, THE “RISING SUN 8TH CLASS” AND A “GOLDEN KITE 7TH CLASS” MEDEL.

THIS BOOK
&
THREE PHOTOGRAPHS
ARE PART OF THIS OFFER:

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THERE ARE TWO PHOTOS IN THE RECORD BOOK
THE ONE ABOVE AND ONE IDENTICAL

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THIS IS THE 5TH RECORDS BOOK I HAVE OFFERED IN A BOX

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CONDITION IS NEAR MINT

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MUCH OF THE INFORMATION REMAINS UNKNOWN

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THE INFORMATION WE DO HAVE IS LISTED AT THE TOP

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IMAGINE, THIS KANJI WAS HAND ENTERED

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THE OTHER OFFERS WERE SIMILAR
THE SOLDIER WOULD CARRY THIS WITH THEM
IT WOULD HAVE ALL INFORMATIONC ON THE SOLDIER

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FROM THE PAGES TO THE BINDING
CONDITION IS SUPER FINE

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ANOTHER PHOTO
WITH ENVELOPE

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THERE IS THIS PHOTO IN ADDITION TO THE TWO IN THE BOOK
THIS ONE HAS BLACK BACKGROUND
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THIS IS THE KANJI ON BACK OF
BLACK BACKGROUND PHOTO

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THIS IS AN ENVELOPE THAT CONTAINED
THE PHOTO ABOVE
I AM NOT SURE IF THE EVVELOPE
IS PERIOD OR USED TO SEND PHOTO LATER

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THIS JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY
MILITARY WATCH
IS EXTREMELY RARE

THIS DOUBLE CASE IS A SEIKOSHA
WITH WESTERN EUROPEAN MOVEMENT
MADE TO FIT THE CASE
IDENTICAL TO LATER SEIKOSHA MOVEMENTSIMG_9035.jpg (107078 bytes)

THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST
JAPANESE MILITARY WATCHES

IMPERIAL PERIOD OF
(1930/1939)
THAT WERE AVAILABLE DURING
WWII PERIOD OF
(1940/1945)

THIS WATCH HAS THE SEIKOSHA/SEIKO
DOUBLE CASE WITH FIVE CASE PARTS
AND

DUAL CRYSTALS
WITH
LARGE STEM TUBE ON INNER CASE
SO THAT IT WILL FIT THROUGH

THE OUTER CASE

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THE DIAL HAS REMNANTS OF KANJI
AND IS TOO SMALL FOR ANY WESTERN ERA WATCH

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THE VWCO 15JEWEL MOVEMENT DATES TO 193O
THE BRIDGE WORK IS IDENTICALTO LATER SEIKOSHA MOVEMENTS
IT FITS THE JAPANESE SEIKOSHA INNER CASE PERFECTLY

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YOU CAN SEE THE LONG STEM TUBE
WITH LARGE MILITARY CROWN
MADE TO FIT INTO AN OUTER CASE

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OUTER CASE BEZEL
CUSTOM CUT CRYSTALS
NOTE THE WIRE LUG & SPRING BAR
WE CANNOT TELL IF BOTH SIDES HAD WIRES OR SPRING BARS
SEIKOSHA OUTER CASES COME WITH BOTH

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WHEN ATTACHING TO JAPANES MILITARY STRAP
IT LOOKS LIKE THE WIRE AND SPRING BAR
WERE PLANNED
IT IS EASIER TO MOUNT


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CASE IS SURELY JAPANESE
MARKINGS
AND
MODEL/SERIAL
ARE CORRECT


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THIS IS HOW SHE LOOKED
100% JAPANESE MILITERY

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WE RE-ILLUMINATED THE HANDS

*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminov

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DRYING THE LUME

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THE SIDE WITH SPRING BAR
FITS PERFECTLY

THE STRAP IS GENUINE JAPANESE
AND A PERIOD STRAP

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THE BUCKLE MAY BE AN AFTER PLACEMENT
IT IS HEAVY STEEL

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LEATHER HAS BEEN TREATED AND RESTORED

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PERFECT

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RESTORED

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STITCHING IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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SEE THE KANJI STAMP

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THIS IS A PERIOD PHOTO

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JAPANESE
WWII
OKINAWA AMMO BELT

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IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
CANTEEN

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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 1290.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  –  RUNS EXCELLENT
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C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 2890.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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THIS
MILITARY WATCH BOX™
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

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ORIGINAL NEWS PAPER ARTICLE CONCERNING THE
BATTLE FOR OKINAWA

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE COMPARING THE LOSS OF LIFE
BETWEEN THE JAPANESE & AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN THE PACIFIC

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ORIGINAL PHOTO OF IMPERIAL SOLDIERS

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JAPANESE WAR MEDAL
W/BOX

The heightened tensions of the Marco Polo bridge Incident led directly into full scale war with the Battle of Beiping-Tianjin at the end of July and the Battle of Shanghai in August

The war medal was awarded to soldiers departing for service in China. It was issued  until 1945. The construction of the medal consists of 30 mm bronze, with a swivel grip. The front of the medal depicts the “Yata-no-karasu” (mythical bird) on crossed Army and Navy flags. Complete with rays of light behind and the Chrysanthemum crest above. The back of the medal portrays mountains, clouds and waves. The meaning behind this symbology is Northern China, Central China and the red Sea. The inscription reads “China Incident”. The “Yata-no-karasu” is a giant three legged mythical red crow which, according to legend, guided Jimmu Tenno’s army through the mountains. In designing the medal, the decision was made to depict the bird with only two legs.

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident was a battle between the Republic of China’s National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army, often used as the marker for the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945).

The eleven-arch granite bridge, Lugouqiao, is an architecturally significant structure, restored by the Kangxi Emperor (1662–1722). Often signifying the opening of Japan’s comprehensive invasion of mainland China, both this 7 July and 18 September (Mukden Incident) are still remembered as days of national humiliation by most Chinese.

Under the terms of the Boxer Protocol of 7 September 1901, China had granted nations with legations in Beijing the right to station guards at twelve specific points along railways connecting Beijing with Tianjin. This was to ensure open communications between the capital and the port. By a supplementary agreement on 15 July 1902, these forces were allowed to conduct maneuvers without informing the authorities of other nations in China.[4]

By July 1937, Japan had expanded to maintain forces estimated between 7000–15,000 men, mostly along the railways. This number of men and amount of material was several times the size of those detachments deployed by European powers, and greatly in excess of the limits set by the Boxer Protocol.

Marco Polo Bridge, located outside of the walled town of Wanping  to the southwest of Beijing was the choke point of the Pinghan Railway (Beijing-Wuhan), and guarded the only passage linking Beijing to Kuomintang-controlled areas in the south. Prior to July 1937, the Japanese military had repeatedly demanded the withdrawal of all Chinese forces stationed in this area, and had attempted to purchase nearby land to build an airfield. The Chinese refused, as Japanese control of the bridge and Wanping town would completely isolate Beijing from the Kuomintang-controlled south.

ensions between the Empire of Japan and China had been fanned since the Invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and subsequent creation of a nominally independent state, Manchukuo, with Puyi, the last monarch of the Qing Dynasty, as its sovereign. Although the Kuomintang (KMT) government of China refused to recognize Manchukuo, a truce between Japan and Republican China had been negotiated in 1931. However, at the end of 1932 the Japanese Army invaded Rehe Province (Jehol Province). This was annexed into Manchukuo in 1933.

Per the He–Umezu Agreement of 9 June 1935, China recognized the “neutrality” of eastern Hebei and Chahar provinces, though both were practically under Japanese occupation. Later that year, Japan officially established the East Hebei Autonomous Council, turning these regions into a puppet state and buffer-zone. By the start of 1937 all the areas north, east and west of Beijing were controlled by Japan.

From June 1937, Japanese troops carried out intensive military training maneuvers in the vicinity of the western end of the Marco Polo Bridge. These were held every night (other foreign garrison troops seldom held night maneuvers), and the Chinese government requested that advance notice be given so that local inhabitants would not be disturbed. The Japanese agreed to this condition. However, on the night of July 7, 1937, night maneuvers were carried out without prior notice, greatly alarming the local Chinese forces.

Chinese troops, thinking an attack was underway, fired a few ineffectual rifle shots, leading to a brief exchange of fire at approximately 23:00. When a Japanese soldier failed to return to his post, his company commander, Major Kiyonao Ichiki, thought that the Chinese had captured him, and reported the incident to his regimental commander, Colonel Renya Mutaguchi. Chinese regimental commander Ji Xingwen (219th Regiment, 37th Division, 29th Route Army) received a telephone message from the Japanese demanding permission to enter Wanping to search for the missing soldier.

At 23:40, General Qin Dechun, acting commander of the 29th Route Army and Chairman of the Hebei-Chahar Political Council was contacted by Japanese military intelligence with the same demand. He responded that in his opinion, the Japanese had violated China’s sovereignty by conducting maneuvers without advance notice, and refused the Japanese demand for entry into Wanping. However, Qin said that he would order Chinese troops stationed at Wanping to conduct a search on their own behalf with an attached Japanese officer. The Japanese were satisfied with the reply, but while both sides prepared their investigators, a unit of Japanese infantry attempted to breach Wanping’s defences and were repulsed. An ultimatum by the Japanese was issued two hours later. As a precautionary measure, Qin contacted 37th Divisional commander General Feng Zhian to place his troops on heightened alert.


At around 03:30 on the morning of 8 July, Japanese reinforcements in the form of four mountain guns and a company of machine gunners arrived from nearby Fengtai. The Chinese also rushed an extra division of troops to the area. At around 04:50, two Japanese investigators were allowed into Wanping. However, notwithstanding the presence of the Japanese investigators within the town, the Japanese Army opened fire with machine guns at around 05:00. Japanese infantry backed with armored vehicles attacked the Marco Polo Bridge, along with a modern railroad bridge to the southeast of town.
Colonel Ji Xingwen led the Chinese defenses with about 100 men, with orders to hold the bridge at all costs. After inflicting severe casualties, the Japanese forces partially overran the bridge and its vicinity in the afternoon, but the reinforced Chinese soon outnumbered the Japanese. Taking advantage of mist and rain on the morning of 9 July, the Chinese were able to retake the bridge by 06:00. At this point, the Japanese military and members of the Foreign Service began negotiations in Beijing with the Chinese Nationalist government.
A verbal agreement with General Qin was reached, whereby an apology would be given by the Chinese; punishment would be dealt to those responsible; control of Wanping would be turned over to the Hopei civilian constabulary and not with the 219th Regiment; and better control of “communists” in the area. This was agreed upon, though Japanese Garrison Infantry Brigade commander General Masakazu Kawabe initially rejected the truce and continued to shell Wanping against his superiors’ orders for the next three hours until prevailed upon to cease and to move his forces to the northeast.

MARINE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

One of the oldest military awards of the United States military. The Navy Good Conduct Medal was first issued in 1869, followed by a Marine version in 1896. The Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal was issued in 1923 and the Army Good Conduct Medal in 1941. The Air Force was the last service to create a Good Conduct Medal in 1963.

The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of “honorable and faithful service”. Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark “resets” and a service member must perform an additional three years of service without having to be disciplined, before the Good Conduct may be authorized.

During times of war, the Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service. The Good Conduct Medal may also be awarded posthumously, to any service member killed in the line of duty.

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THREE JAPANESE HAT STAR REPRODUCTIONS

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197th Infantry Brigade
Coat of Arms

Crest:  On a blue oval 1 1/8 inches in height, a gold caltrap above a blue scroll with the motto “Forever Forward” in gold lettering. Shield: The color blue is used for Infantry, the gold color symbolizing leadership and achievement.  The caltrap is an ancient offensive weapon employed to deny the use of certain pertinent terrain to hostile forces and alludes to the attack, seizure and staying power of the Brigade. Motto: “Forever Forward”

The 197th Infantry Brigade was constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 197th Infantry Brigade, and assigned to the 99th Division. Organized in November 1921 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Re-designated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 197th Brigade. Re-designated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 197th Infantry Brigade.

Converted and re-designated 12 February 1942 as the 99th Reconnaissance Company, 99th Division Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 198th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and re-designated as the 3rd Platoon, 99th Reconnaissance Troop, 99th Division. Troop ordered into active military service 15 November 1942.

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TWO TONE US NAVY BADGE
ANCHOR AND CHAIN
WITH
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JAPANESE RANK BADGES

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1943 RECTANGULAR BADGES
MARINE FIGHTER SQUAD

S.S. RANGER UTILITY UNIT

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  FIGHTING SQUADRON 72

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OBSERVATION SQUADRON 4

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SCOUTING SQUADRON 42

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