the only Marine officer to be awarded the Medal of Honor TWICE - one in Vera Cruz in 1914 and the other in Haiti in 1915. Known as "Old Gimlet Eye"

the only Marine officer to be awarded the Medal of Honor TWICE - one in Vera Cruz in 1914 and the other in Haiti in 1915. Known as "Old Gimlet Eye"

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This rare Tiffany Cross variant of the Medal of Honor was earned by Marine First Lieutenant Christian Schilt. Schilt served in WWI, the Banana Wars, WWII, and Korea.   His Medal of Honor citation follows:  Citation: During the progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7, and 8 January 1928, 1st Lt. Schilt, then a member of a marine expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to evacuate the wounded by air and…

This rare Tiffany Cross variant of the Medal of Honor was earned by Marine First Lieutenant Christian Schilt. Schilt served in WWI, the Banana Wars, WWII, and Korea. His Medal of Honor citation follows: Citation: During the progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7, and 8 January 1928, 1st Lt. Schilt, then a member of a marine expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to evacuate the wounded by air and…

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American Rifleman | Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

American Rifleman | Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

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Banana Wars: Major General Smedley Butler

Banana Wars: Major General Smedley Butler

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These dress blues belonged to Major General Smedley Butler. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. He is the only man to earn the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions. He is said to have had a large eagle, globe and anchor tattooed on his chest. Semper Fidelis  #USMC #USA #Marines #MOH #SmedleyButler #SpanAm #Gitmo…

These dress blues belonged to Major General Smedley Butler. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. He is the only man to earn the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions. He is said to have had a large eagle, globe and anchor tattooed on his chest. Semper Fidelis #USMC #USA #Marines #MOH #SmedleyButler #SpanAm #Gitmo…

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REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC BANANA WARS U.S.S NEBRASKA US BATTLESHIP 1910-1916
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