Korean era Marine officers
Started by Bob Hudson , Jan 18 2007 05:23 PM
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:23 PM
This photo is of an unidentified officer and Capt. Laurence A. Duensing, who was born in 1911, served in WWII and Korea and after 30 years retired in 1960 as a Major. He died in 2005. Does the image look to be Korean era?
Posted 18 January 2007 - 06:29 PM
Shoulder patches on Marines were discontinued in 1947 or 48. I would guess this to be post Iwo Jima (After February 1945)
Posted 18 January 2007 - 06:41 PM
Bill is correct about the division insignia being dropped in '47. That is a very neat photo for a couple of reasons. Shows the short billed HBT cap with a set of collar size captain's bars on it for identification.....obviously not in combat! Also note that the captain is wearing the correct navy/marine style officer's shirt while the young lieutenant is wearing an army style officer's shirt. The rectangular pocket flap is a dead give away on this. Not the first image I have seen of this but they are very neat to see. Of course the 4th MarDiv patches are killer! Thanks for sharing Bob!
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