Marine Corps Scavenger Hunt

  1. How many Purple Hearts (MEDALS, not ribbons) are displayed in the museum?
ANSWER: 10
  1. We have two Marines killed on the closing days of the Battle of Saipan. What are their names?
ANSWER: McNamee
ANSWER: Breeher
  1. We have one Marine that was captured on Corregidor and died as a POW in the Japanese prisoner of war camp in Cabanatuan. What is his name?
ANSWER: Maxson
  1. Phillip Vinnedge served in 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine regiment (the Dark Horse Battalion). On his “Blues,” what is the “cord” on his left shoulder called?
ANSWER:
  1. We have three World War II era Marine uniforms on display. What are their names:
ANSWER: Terry
ANSWER: McGoogan
ANSWER: Doell
  1. This Marine was issued “pink stationary” and wrote over 500 letters home to his wife Judy. What is his name?
ANSWER: James Club
  1. Women in the Navy are called “WAVES.” In the Army they were called “WACS.”  In the Army Air Force, “WASPS.”  What were women Marines called?  Note:  Keep it clean!
ANSWER: Maines
  1. What CASE NUMBER has sand from Iwo Jima displayed.
ANSWER: 57
  1. What case number has Marine Barbie and Ken displayed?
ANSWER: 28
  1. We have 1 Marine Class A Korean War uniform on display. He served from 1942-1953.  He fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.  What is his name?
ANSWER: Edward Ferguson
  1. Which American President said, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in this world. The Marines don’t have that problem.”
ANSWER: Ronald Reagan
  1. What World War I general said, “The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!”
ANSWER: Blackjack Pershing
  1. We have one Marine Corps MP “Armband” and “Patch” on display.What is the Marine’s name?
ANSWER: Jason Mowry
  1. We have one case with 3 Lance Corporals displayed.What is the case number?
ANSWER: 22
  1. LCPL Jared Schmidt’s BDU’s uniform is displayed in the museum.What was the name of the operation Jared participated in Afghanistan ending on 30-AUG 2021?
ANSWER:  Operation Enduring Freedom
  1. How many total Marine’s artifacts and stories are “displayed in the museum?
ANSWER: 30
  1. In what year and battle, were Marines given the nickname, “Devil Dogs?”
ANSWER:  Belleau Wood, France
  1. We have one story of a Marine AVIATOR from World War II displayed in a binder.What is his name?
ANSWER:  Charles Whoehrle

            Oorah!  Thank you Marines!

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