My great grandfather Samuel Tom Holiday, a Marine, Codetalker, Medicine Man, and all round badass.

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I have a bit of a thing for IDing ribbon racks. No one is probably interested, but in case you are, here goes:

**First Row:**

* Purple Heart *(he’s also wearing the medal opposite his ribbons)*
* Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal

**Second Row:**

* Joint Service Achievement Medal
* Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
* Navy & Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon
* Navy & Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation

**Third Row:**

* Joint Meritorious Unit Award
* Navy Unit Commendation
* Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
* Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

**Fourth Row**

* American Campaign Medal
* Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal *(w/ 4 campaign stars)*
* World War II Victory Medal
* National Defense Service Medal

**Fifth Row:**

* Armed Forces Service Medal
* Humanitarian Service Medal
* Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
* Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

**Badges:**

* Pistol Expert
* Rifle Expert

**Division Patch:**

* 4th Marine Division

Not sure what the little ribbon on his collar is?

So a basic TL;DR is that he fought in the Pacific Theater of WWII (in 4 campaigns no less – given he was 4th Marine Division I’d say they were the battles of Kwajalein (Roi-Namur), Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima) and at home in America. He was wounded in action at some point. Given he has the National Defense Service Medal I’m gonna assume he was still in the Marines during the Korean War, but didn’t deploy.

Even shorter TL;DR: Badass.

Edit: I Googled Samuel Tom Holiday and found a [documentary on him](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZ_Z1s6G7s) on Youtube! Also, just when you thought he couldn’t [get any more badass](http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/m/Image.aspx?name=13242a.jpg)…

**EDIT: To whoever bought me Gold, thank you!**

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