18th Coast Artillery Unit Ring & Sterling DUIs

An assembled set of a pair of DUIs and a Sterling unit ring.

SKU: Jm20_918 / JM21-142 Category:

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Description

The 18th Coast Artillery Regiment was a Harbor Defense unit initially stationed at Columbia, SC, but in the WWII era, moved to the west coast, garrisoning several forts along the west shores of California, Oregon and Washington.

On June 21, 1942, Japanese Submarine, I-25, shelled Fort Stevens, Oregon, then the Headquarters site for the 18th CA. This was the first attack on contiguous American soil by the Japanese in WWII, with the I-25 firing 17 shells at the fort and causing no damage to the fort itself, but damaging the backstop of the post’s baseball field (and right in the heart of baseball season too!)

The ring is in excellent condition. The insignia on the ring sets on a bed of black enamel.  The DUIs are in very good + condition showing light use. Pin back and marked “STERLING” only.

This is an assembled set with no soldier history.

Ring size is 11.

DUIs are 32mm high.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs