NORTH COAST SHOOTER'S SUPPLY HISTORY
NORTH COAST SHOOTER'S SUPPLY - ADVENTURES OF LARRY THE LEATHERNECK & JERRY THE JARHEAD
Jeff Kelland, Owner of North Coast Shooter's Supply, is a US Marine veteran and fought in Desert Storm. Fellow veterans and military history is of great interest and importance to him. Incorporating a little history with Larry the Leatherneck and Jerry the Jarhead is a fun way to never forget, and to remind others, of our country's history.
NORTH COAST SHOOTER'S SUPPLY - HISTORY: WW2 WAR TROPHIES
Larry the Leatherneck & Jerry the Jarhead are featured in this WW2 display focusing on captured Japanese war trophies
Japanese Prayer Flag Souvenir
The Japanese prayer flag was a common War trophy captured by a US soldier in 1942-1944
Collecting war souvenirs is a practice as old as combat itself. Roman armor, Spartan shields and other spoils of war often were displayed as war trophies, and relics from modern-day battles have found homes in museums, quarterdecks and living rooms. Service members in World War II and Vietnam faced fewer rules than those in place today. Military regulations and international laws of war prevent and control what service members are allowed to bring home. It was in 1969 that the rules began to tighten as Vietnam began winding down.
HISTORY LINK: JAPANESE WWII FLAG, TAKEN AS A WAR TROPHY, RETURNS IN FRIENDSHIP
NORTH COAST SHOOTER'S SUPPLY - HISTORY: BATTLE OF HUE
Larry the Leatherneck is featured in this Vietnam display, specific to the Tet Offensive and the fighting in the city of Hue.
HISTORY LINK: HUE CITY 1968:
WINNING A BATTLE WHILE LOSING A WAR
THE MARINE CORP GAZZETTE ARCHIVES
NORTH COAST SHOOTER'S SUPPLY - HISTORY: BATTLE OF CHOSIN RESERVOIR
Larry the Leatherneck is featured in this Korean display, based on the US Marine fighting withdrawl from the Chosin Resevoir.
Breakout - Chosin Reservoir.
A column of the U.S. 1st Marine Division move through Chinese lines during their breakout from the Chosin Reservoir.