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Object Name
Belt Buckle
Object Number
Silver metal belt buckle, oval shape with circular design. Brass US Marine Corps insignia attached at center. Metal loop for inserting belt, with stud closure. Likely World War II era.
Oswald W. Marrin Jr. (1919-2007) was born in New York City before moving to Litchfield. Graduating from Brown University in 1942, Marrin joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and attended Officer's Class in Quantico, VA. He served as platoon commander and eventually executive officer of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. In his company was Charles R. Hickox, Jr., also of Litchfield. Marrin served in the battles of Guadalcanal, Gloucester, and Peleliu. Discharged as a major in 1946, he returned to Litchfield and ran the Marrin Real Estate Company.
Date Made
Overall width 2.5", length 3.5", height 0.75"
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