WW2 1st Marine Division Presidential Unit Citation Presentation Set


Intriguing WW2 1st Marine Division Presidential Unit Citation Presentation Set. Includes: 1). framed 1943 Presidential Unit Citation to the 1st Marine Division for actions taken during the Solomon Islands Campaign (including, most notably, the Battle of Guadalcanal); and 2.) framed period 1st Marine Division patch.

Presidential Unit Citation reads:

4 February 1943.
Cited in the Name of
The President of the United States
Under command of
Major General Alexander A. Vandergrift, U.S.M.C.
“The officers and enlisted men of the First Marine Division, Reinforced, on August 7 to 9, 1942, demonstrated outstanding gallantry and determination in successfully executing forced landings assaults against a number of strongly defended Japanese positions on Tulagi, Gavutu, Tanambogo, Florida and Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, completely routing all the enemy forces and seizing a most valuable base and airfield within the enemy zone of operations in the South Pacific Ocean. From the above period until 9 December, 1942, this Reinforced Division not only held their important strategic positions despite determined and repeated Japanese naval, air and land attacks, but by a series of offensive operations against strong enemy resistance drove the Japanese from the proximity of the airfield and inflicted great losses on them by land and air attacks. The courage and determination displayed in these operations were of an inspiring order.”
[Frank Knox]
Secretary of the Navy

Approximate Measurements (framed):

  • Citation – 11 & 1/2″ x 13 & 3/4″
  • Patch – 11 & 3/4″ x 14 & 3/4″

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