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#1 Alec

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

A nice little selection found today.

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#2 b_hinch

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

What is the middle one?



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:17 PM

What is the middle one?

 

Alligator spitting out tanks was for Amphibious Forces.As I understand it those attached or part of the Landing craft for infantry,tanks etc.



#4 David Minton

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

Very nice set. The only one I have is the amphibious forces one.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:26 AM

 

Alligator spitting out tanks was for Amphibious Forces.As I understand it those attached or part of the Landing craft for infantry,tanks etc.

Still referred to as the "Gator Navy," if I remember correctly from a little time spent on various LPDs, LHAs, etc.  

 

Very cool set of insignia. I haven't seen the amphibious one before.



#6 sigsaye

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

These were made for wear on the Marine Green uniform.  It was thought that Marines who graduated from "A" School (they attended Navy Technical schools) would wear the same "Striker Marks" as the Sailors.  So, the manufacturers cranked them out, and went on and made Marine versions of every cloth insignia worn by Navy enlisted Sailors, whether a Marine would actually wear them or not.  The MC did not authorize the wear of these marks, although some Marines did wear some of the aviation school marks until told to remove them.  This according to John Stacey.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

Yes,there are many of the strikers done on forrest green.As Sigs stated not authorized but often worn.You commonly see the parachute riggers striker on Para marine uniforms on the cuff by non riggers.I have a 1st Mar Div uniform with a striker for radio or communications on it.I have seen the CBs wear forest green as well and they wore the strikers as well.Will see the small red cross at time worn on the cuff of the forest greens as well for the corpsman.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:04 AM

Nice set. Sailors attached to usmc units, CBs, and corpsmen would wear these when authorized to wear marine greens. Like others have said though manufactures made all kinds of strikers in all kinds unauthorized color combinations. They are fun to collect.

-Jay


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#9 David Minton

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

For anyone who wants to learn more, check out U.S. Navy Marks (and others) on Marine Uniforms by John A. Stacey.



#10 jasonc

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

For anyone who wants to learn more, check out U.S. Navy Marks (and others) on Marine Uniforms by John A. Stacey.

That is a nice reference. Thanks for posting!



#11 uplandmod

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

I own a USMCWR Coat where she put the ordnance striker on the lower sleeve, the job she was assigned to at Lejeune.

 

I thought it was very cool that she put it on her service coat.

 

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#12 subsystem4

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

For anyone who wants to learn more, check out U.S. Navy Marks (and others) on Marine Uniforms by John A. Stacey.

Love that book.



#13 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a hard copy of the book?



#14 Justin B.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:27 AM

The publisher's order form is here, it's in the second section down:

https://www.asmic.org/pubs.aspx

 



#15 0bx

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:02 AM

Does anyone know where I can get a hard copy of the book?

 

To the best of my knowledge, John Stacey's books were only published spiral bound paperback. For anyone collecting US Navy rating badges and marks or US Navy marks on USMC uniforms, John's books are a must.



#16 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:52 PM

Would love to pick up a copy of this one!  I wonder if anyone has contact info for the author



#17 29navy

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:50 PM

You can get them through ASMIC

 

http://www.asmic.org/pubs.aspx




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