If these guys had come back here and been absorbed into the 2nd Divn, they would still be able to wear the prized Guadalcanal patch, but I believe they would have to place it on the right shoulder, not the left, which was the position for the current outfit insignia.
Hello Peter, Thank you again for your help. My own research agrees with what you say -- that the 1st MarDiv did not return to New Zealand after Guadalcanal. Also, these men were not reassigned to the ... more
I WAS SO WRONG. SORRY, GUYS. I JUST SPOKE WITH CHARLIE FENLIO A ''CANOON COCKER'' WITH A 1 10. HE SAID THEY ALWAYS STAYED A 1 10. AND ALWAYS STAYED SECOND DIVISION. SHOULD HAVE DONE MY HOME WORK... more