Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: Medal of Honor Photo

2dLt Mitchell Paige, third from left, and PltSgt John Basilone, extreme right, received the Medal of Honor at a parade at Camp Balcombe, Australia, on 21 May 1943. MajGen Vandegrift, left, received his medal in a White House ceremony the previous 5 February, while Col Merritt A. Edson was decorated 31 December 1943. Note the 1st Marine Division patches on the right shoulders of each participant. Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 56749

What have we previously learned about these patches?

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