Boy Scouts of America lot

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Boy Scouts of America lot

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I had to buy this neat Boy Scouts of America lot from the 1930s when I saw it. Inside the booklet for the 1937 Jamboree in Washington, DC are ten certificates for merit badges earned by William Darwin Kline of St. Paul, Minnesota for Stamp Collecting, Bookbinding, Handicraft, Wood Carving, Pioneering, Public Health, Athletics, Bugling, First Aid, and Cooking. I love researching these kind of finds. In the 1930 census he is recorded as Darwin. In the 1940 census he is recorded as William D. I figured that a Boy Scout born in 1922 who was a member of his high school rifle club and who graduated in 1940 stood a solid chance of having served in WWII. It turns out he served from a year and a half before Pearl Harbor through the end of the Pacific War and again for another year in the Korean War.  He served in the Dog Company, First Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment as a heavy machine gunner rising to the rank of corporal in WWII and sergeant in Korea. He served in the battle of Roi-Namur

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