World War Two United States Marine Corps (WW2 USMC) Complete Personalized Dog Tag Set Made From Two 1940 New Zealand One Penny Coins. Godwin (MCSN: 265510), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company E, Second Battalion, Second Marines, Second Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces at Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, on 20 November 1943. When his Platoon leader was seriously wounded after landing inside the boundaries of an enemy strong point which dominated the entire bay area, Sergeant Godwin immediately assumed command and, despite intense, persistent hostile fire and the complete absence of communication with friendly troops, courageously led his men to establish an isolated position in a crater located among Japanese emplacements.
By his coolness and sound judgment, he enabled the platoon to repel repeated enemy bayonet attacks from three directions, skillfully administering first aid to the wounded and refusing for two days to withdraw to friendly lines although suffering an injury to his shoulder. Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Enlisted Man (EM). Squad Platoon Company Battalion Regiment Division, Infantry Grunt Veteran. Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.
H-Hour, D-Day, VJ-Day, Victory In Japan. The item "WWII USMC Dog Tags 1940 New Zealand Penny 2nd Marine Division Tarawa Navy Cross" is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Personal Gear". The seller is "blackdiamond0369" and is located in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.