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#76 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:04 AM

Scott,

If you get a chance, would you be able to email me a hi-res scan of this photo?

 

Here's the NCO Mess at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in December 1921.  A couple of sergeants, quartermaster sergeants, a gunnery sergeant, and a chief petty officer.

 

My great uncle Hugo Winter is on the far left.  He was a veteran of Vera Cruz, Haiti, and eventually Nicaragua.

 



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

I just discovered the USMC Uniform Regulations of 1929 online, and was interested to see a chevron insignia that was new to me. On Plate 48, it show Quartermaster Sergeant for the Adjutant and Inspector's Department with a shield in the center above the three ties, with the "plain" three tie stripes for Master Technical Sergeant. I looked through the threads here and couldn't find anything on the one with the shield. Anyone know any more details? Was it short-lived?

 

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Justin B.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

Very short lived, from about 1926-29.  In 1931 there is no mention of the rank.  I would love to find a photo of these being worn for my book.
 

I just discovered the USMC Uniform Regulations of 1929 online, and was interested to see a chevron insignia that was new to me. On Plate 48, it show Quartermaster Sergeant for the Adjutant and Inspector's Department with a shield in the center above the three ties, with the "plain" three tie stripes for Master Technical Sergeant. I looked through the threads here and couldn't find anything on the one with the shield. Anyone know any more details? Was it short-lived?

 

Thanks,

 

Justin B.

 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:13 PM

Very short lived, from about 1926-29.  In 1931 there is no mention of the rank.  I would love to find a photo of these being worn for my book.
 

 

If you can link any names to the rank, the archives might have official photos




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