Marine Corps Memorabilia

Griffith, Charlie W.

Rank: Corporal
Serial Number: 5202
Military Branch: USMC
Origin: Kentucky
Date of Death: June 19, 1969
Featured: No

Charlie Griffith was born September 24, 1890. He died in 1969 in Owensboro, Kentucky. His service record as found on is as follows:

Enlisted June 30, 1911

USS Ohio October 1911 to October 1913

November- December ,1913 stationed at Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA

February 1914-April 1914 Marine Officers School and Detachment

April 1914 Vera Cruz, Mexico

May 1914 El Tejar, Mexico

June-July 1914 Vera Cruz, Mexico 22nd Co., 3rd Reg., 1st Brigade

August 1914-October 1914 22nd Co. Norfolk

November 1914 USAT San Marcos at Sea

December 1914 – February 1915 22nd Co. Norfolk

March 1915 promoted to Corporal

March 1915-April 1915 Navy Yard League Island, PA

May-June 1915 22nd Co. 1st Regiment 1st Brigade

Re-enlisted October 24, 1917

October 1917 Eastern Recruiting Division

November 1917- July 1918 88th Company Philadelphia

August 1918 HQ US Naval Air Forces, Paris

September 1918 88th Co. Northern Bombing Squadron, France

October 1918 Co. M 13th Regiment

November 1918 88th Co. USMC USS Tenndoras at sea.

December 1918 88th Company Navy Yard Philadelphia

January 1919 88th Company Philadelphia

Griffith's framed medal group contains (from top) small set of wings marked AAW, 2 ship Efficiency pins, rope border “Aviation” bar, small USA Marine Corps pin, Marine GC bar, Marine Mexico bar, bar with Marine Mexico and Marine GC, Good Conduct medal with second enlistment bar (back of medal is engraved "No.5202 1st Enlistment 1911-1915") and (back of 2nd Enlistment bar is engraved "No. 5202  1917-1919"), BB&B Marine Mexico medal with rim number 1891, Philadelphia Mint Marine Expeditionary medal with rim number M. No. 2952, WW1 Victory medal, enlisted Marine cap badge, expert Rifleman badge, Sharpshooter badge, shooters badge with carbine and machine gun bars, and USMC Honorable Discharge lapel pin. As of 2015, this group has moved to another collector.

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