Here is where we will be picturing various items, such as matchbooks, k-bars, souvineer's etc that were given or loaned or pictures provided, to us. On the subpages under Memorabilia are various items that have been provided to us.
All the Memorabilia on this page is from Sgt Leon Padell HQ224
Here are 2 matchbooks from Camp Pendleton in 1943
.Sgt Leon Padell 782 Gear
Leon Padelskas dogtag Leon Padelskas Overseas Cap Leon's Messkit
Leon Padelskas Sergeant Stripes
Leon Padelskas KaBar fighting knife he carried throughout the war, a interesting note is that the Camillius knife is marked USN Mark II. I thought all Marines carried USMC KaBar's but his is marked USN.
Leon Padelskas USMC belt, not his Sam Browne but khaki.
Shells and Clips M1 Garand Japanese Shell picked up on Iwo Jima
Japanese Marine Cap Picked up on Iwo Jima by Leon Padelskas
Japanese Bayonet picked up on Saipan by Leon Padelskas
524 Canteen Cartridge Belt
25th Reg 2 Bn H Co (?)