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UM-149, WWII USMC Paratrooper Grouping (Iwo Jima Vet)

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Item #11378

Henry F. Kovitch joined the marines in 1943 at the age of 19. He was trained as a paratrooper at Camp Elliot, Calif. And served as a light machinegunner with “L” Company, 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion. He fought on both Bougainville and Iwo Jima. He was Honorably Discharged in 1946 after serving with the occupation forces in Japan. In the 1950s he changed his last name to King and worked as a bit actor in Hollywood. This Grouping consists of: 1. Sterling marked pin back Jump Wings 2. USMC Markmanship medal (replaced rifle bar) 3. 1940 Edition of Marines Handbook (named to him) 4. EG&A Collar insignia set 5. 1980s Replacement set of WWII medals -American Campaign -Pacific Campaign -WWII Victory -Navy Occupation medal 6. Camp Elliot training center booklet signed by 12 of his fellow paramarines. 7. Honorable Discharge Certificate (original and period copy, both folded) 8. USMC separation document (documents both light machinegun and para training) 9. Handwritten notes on packing chute 10. Handwritten English/Japanese commands such as “surrender” and “hands up” etc 11. Postwar USMC dress ring 12. Two original copies of the USMC 5th Division spearhead (Iwo Jima & occupation editions) 13. 3 8x10 photos of him in uniform. Two show him wearing para wings, 3rd is in a neat period wooden USMC frame 14. Web photo (from Wikipedia) showing him with his squad on Iwo Jima (his name was misspelled as Henrey Noviech in caption) 15. Plus More!! Unique grouping!

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