Marine Lance Corporal Shadowbox

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 10-13-2010 06:30 AM 4256 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shadowbox was for a Lance Corporal that lost his arms in Vietnam. Unfortunatly his career in the military was cut short. When I get the insides for it and fill this display, I’ll add more pictures. This case is built out of solid Oak, it proudly displays a 3’x5’ US flag. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this design or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 02:03 PM

Great job for a just and worthy cause. I’m sure he’ll more than appreciate what you’ve done for him. Those men are dieing off at a fast rate every day now in their 70’s and 80’s. Good for you.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 04:06 PM

I really like the design – so much better than the usual flag boxes.

-- Leroy

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 04:16 PM

Nice. Is the red interior for Marine Corps? If so, Uh Rah!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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James Frederick

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 05:02 PM

Looks great thanks for posting.

Semper Fi

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 05:28 PM

My question is….and I am not trying to be critical.
Are you sure it was WWII? The rank of Lance Corporal wasn’t formerly introduced until 1958.
Here is a link:

Anyway…it is an outstanding piece of work. How big is it? How long did it take?

Semper Fi
Sargent of Marines

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 01:45 AM

I’ll double check the facts, thanks. I glanced over his DD214 but not real in depth.

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#7 posted 10-15-2010 07:08 AM

Gem of a piece of woodworking AAW. Really like the detail of the grain following the shape. Makes the piece. Outstanding and thanks for the post!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 10-19-2010 02:56 AM


I need to make myself a nice Sergent one!

-- Marine, Nurse, Dad.

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 03:07 AM

Made the changes, it helps to ask for details. It was in Vietnam. Thanks for looking!!!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#10 posted 10-28-2010 02:20 AM

That’s awful nice


Tell him thank you for his service. When I came home from Kuwait I got the welcome he should have received

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 09:03 PM

That is very beautiful work!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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