GENERAL LOUIS H. WILSON JR. - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 274460
Sale Price $198.00
LOUIS H. WILSON
The 26th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps signs a 5¾x4½ card with the Marine Commandant flag imprinted.
Printed Card signed in Ink: "Louis H Wilson/Gen USMC", 5¾x4½ card. Marine Commandant flag imprinted at upper margin. Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr. (1920-2005) was the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1975 until his retirement in 1979. Upon his retirement, Wilson was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), one of many honors he would receive for his service over his career, which spanned WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Wilson received the Medal of Honor for leading Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines at the battle of Guam (July 25-26, 1944), defeating a superior enemy force. Later, he would receive the Legion of Merit and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star for his service in Vietnam. Mid-vertical fold at the "l" in Wilson. Fine condition.
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