Details about USMC SGT chevrons, medal, ephemera - USS Ranger - valor awardUSMC SGT chevrons, medal, ephemera - USS Ranger - valor award See original listing
Mar 25, 2012 08:50:18 PDT
[ 7 bids ]
Northwest, United States
USMC Honorable Discharge Certificate
VFW Americanization Medal
Carnagie Medal Nominee
Up for bid is a nice paper grouping to Sgt. Walter C. Adams, USMC.
Sgt Adams was a Marine NCO aboard the USS Ranger (CV-4) as an AAA gunner. He was aboard from 8 Dec. 1942 to 23 Feb. 1945 and participated in the Casablnca Operation in North Africa and the Norway raids.
· official discharge certificate
· separation papers
· report of satisfactory service
· 2 sergeant stripes
· Photo of him with other Marines in Casablanca
There are several newspaper clippings about the USS Ranger from during the war, including one where the ‘Nazis’ claim to have sunk her.
Prior to the war Adams was a police officer in Stonington, CT and was recommended for the Carnegie Foundation Medal for Valor for saving the life of a man whose boat exploded in Stonington Harbor and was blown overboard into burning gasoline the water.
Adams was awarded the Veterans of Foriegn Wars Americanization Medal in a ceremony by the Commander of the CT VFW.
· His Americanization Medal, named is included. Split broach, hand engraved Walter C. Adams S.P.D. (Stonington Police Department).
· Newspaper clippings attesting to his rescue and Carnegie recommendation