Edited by Mtlh2010, 28 January 2017 - 05:45 PM.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:52 PM
Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:28 PM
Great shots on Lon Chaney! Wearing all three variations of the 1912 Gunnery Sergeant chevron - Service, shirt and dress!
Also love the photo from the yardlong you linked! I would love to get my hands on some of those sometime! Thanks for sharing all of those!
Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:49 PM
Edited by SgtMaddoxUSMC, 28 January 2017 - 10:50 PM.
Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:54 PM
And here a few shots from Jack Webb in 1957's "The D.I." showing him wearing bevo style chevrons and also the short-lived wide metal collar chevrons (three chevrons and two rockers was Technical Sergeant at the time).. This was all from just before the current rank structure took effect in 1959.
Edited by SgtMaddoxUSMC, 28 January 2017 - 10:55 PM.
Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:18 PM
Is this rare? well maybe not but a great photo nonetheless, Master Gunnery Sergeant William Sutphin of the Armed Forces Vietnam Network, Saigon 1967
Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:49 PM
I love the old khaki uniforms! Also looks like the SSgt there might be wearing the old plastic collar chevrons that everyone hated. I am still trying to finish my collection of those... few of the ranks are still eluding me!
Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:53 AM
Just happened to open Find-A-Grave the other day and clicked a link over to Ancestry and this is the photo that was on the top masthead of their webpage.... photo of Marine wearing Musician - Marine Band chevrons with a stack of hashmarks to boot.
Edited by Mtlh2010, 01 March 2017 - 06:54 AM.
Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:27 PM
Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:41 AM
Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:52 AM
Another shot of the 1912 Gunnery Sergeant shirt chevron in this detail from a yardlong dated October, 1917. This is GySgt Fred W. Stockham who succumbed to his wounds June 22, 1918 in France, several days after he removed his own gasmask to put it onto a wounded Private during a gas attack. For his heroic action, 2ndLt Clifton Cates who was in the company at the time, recommended him for the Medal of Honor but the paperwork was lost and was not resubmitted until around 1939 when Cates was a LtCol. Finally, on Dec 21, 1939, Gunnery Sergeant Stockham was posthumously awarded his Medal of Honor, over twenty years after he died.
Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:46 AM
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:45 PM
Okay, I am kind of going against my own SOP on this thread but here is a drawing from a comic showing the short-lived Platoon Sergeant rank. Found in the August 1939 edition of "The Tientsin U.S. Marine". Shows a bunch of Marines not listening to their newly promoted SNCO ramble on in moto-speak. Seems not much has changed in the past 78 years hahaha
Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:49 PM
Here is a nice press photo from 1927 from the Marines' 152nd birthday in Philadelphia. One of the Marines is wearing a 1898 Gunnery Sergeant uniform with the early dress chevrons. It is a few decades after it would have been replaced but it is no doubt an authentic uniform.
Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:41 PM
Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:46 PM
Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:08 AM
Here is a photo from Dirk's China Marine page showing the 4th Marines band in Shanghai in October 1937. The drum major appears to be wearing the short-lived "baton" chevron which consisted of three chevrons, two ties and an angled baton in the center. This is the only photo I have seen thus far of a Marine wearing this chevron. Working on IDing the Marine to see if we can find more photos of him where the rank is more visible. This rank is also seen on one of the 1936(?) Leatherneck covers (I cannot remember which month) showing the new rank insignia of the time.
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