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#51 seanmc1114

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:57 AM

Newly promoted sergeant of the Armor Center with corporal stripes still showing on the dress greens in his locker. 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:05 PM

A Corporal of the 5th Army, a Drill Corporal at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri no doubt as we're seeing that This Will Defend pocket patch. M65 Field Jacket circa 1966 to say 68, name tape that's missing, either White or Subdued.

 

(Jacket was up on E Bay a ways back, and has long been sold)

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

Up to 1958 the Army had Corporals. Few soldiers were promoted past PFC and a Corporal was the first level in the NCO chain. About 1956-57 the Specialist grades were created. Soldiers would be promoted from E-1 to E-2 at four months and to PFC E-3 at 6 months (providing there were no negative personnel actions involving the soldier). At that time there were no chevrons for E-1 and E-2 and the PFC wore one chevron. In 1958 the grade structure changed somewhat and soldiers were generally promoted to E-4 (or Specialist 4) at 12 months. Less if the promotion was for merit or for being an honor grad of AIT. Almost ALL MOSs had specialists in their structure. Corporal was reserved for soldiers who had completed NCO courses or were utilized in a leadership role. In 1968 the Army rank was restructured again and the Current PFC chevron, one chevron and one rocker, was created for the grade of E-3 and rank of PFC. The old PFC chevron (one chevron) was given to Private E-2.

These changes in part were designed to improve morale by giving deserving soldiers more pay. It was never intended that the Spec-4 would ever serve as an NCO. (In fact the original plan was that all Specialists regardless of grade would be subordinate to a Corporal.)In some cases an E-4 who temporarily filled an NCO position would be considered and acting Corporal or Sergeant and wear the rank of the NCO. Acting Corporals and Sergeants were to revert back to Specialist 4 when no longer filling an NCO position or when transferring to another unit.

So, to answer your question a soldier wearing corporal chevrons was a rare sight.

Hardstripe

I was a Corporal in 1985 in a Infantry company (and I wasnt alone). I wore them for 4 months, then was made Acting Jack  and wore Sgt but got paid E4 for another 4 months



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:50 AM

As per Linedoggie's experience as well as mine, got me thinking about when hardstripe E-4 Corporals made a come back, as mentioned I knew some in the CAV, and the MANCHU's and that was from the late Spring of 1980 to late 1982. So I'm guessing sometime in the 70s, but when, and was it limited only to Infantry TO&E units?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:04 AM

2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry 101st Airborne Division - 1979. By the way, note the airborne cap patch and infantry shoulder cord and branch insignia. He was an infantry squad leader in D Troop.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:46 AM

Two Infantry Corporals, two Sergeants and a Specialist of the 10th Mountain Division - mid 1980s.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:37 AM

Great ones Sean. On That one from the 101's D Troop 2/17 Cav in 79,  D Troop was the ground reconnaissance Troop of the squadron, the rest of them were Air Cavalry Troops (11B's in the Air Cav Troops will be your Aero Rifle Platoons or as it was also know, The Blue Platoons), so I gather, the 11B contingent were either jeep borne, or maybe M113, not sure, the Troop would definitely have a lot of 19D Cavalry Scouts in it (The MOS change very recently at the time from the 50s-60s 11D), maybe there was a mix of both MOS's in the same Platoon?



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:55 AM

Corporal of the 385th MP Battalion in 1963 wearing a IX Corps combat patch from Korea, so at that point he had been in the Army at least ten years unless he left and later reenlisted.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:07 PM

Once again a NON Arty-Abn Pathfinder CPL sighting. BTW What does he have on his cap, looks like a subdued PV2 stripe badge, or is it a photo blemish?

 

The patch on the organizational side should be 7th Army at this date.

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

Hey Sean, you forgot about this guy, you first posted in in a new topic up in UNIFORMS :D

 

An unknown Cpl of of an unknown unit the 2nd Infantry Division (attached to the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) circa 1964-mid 1965)

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

How much are these worth? I had no clue.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:21 AM

Here's a 1965 shot of a First Army corporal modelling the latest in camouflage face paint while simultaneously sporting bright full color insignia.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:24 AM

Corporal of the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Riley prior to deployment to Vietnam.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

This handed off to me from seanmc1114 shows, an old Corp, the CIB no doubt for WWII service.

 

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 Brunson Alex Derrick, Sr, an unusual subject, been in the Army a long long time at the time of his death from other causes, born in 1909! He entered the Army in 1942, he appears to have served in the Army from 1942 until his death in 1971, yet he was only a Specialist 5. A curious one in more ways than one.  When the above photo was taken would of been after 1957, 57 at the earliest, because of the new AG44 Class As he's wearing, yet while we see a virtual ladder of Overseas Bars, he wears only two Hashmarks, that's 6 years service.

 

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A photo of him sometime in the late 60s with the 2nd armd Div, now as a Spec 5.

 

He was 61 when he died.

 

http://www.virtualwa...errickBA01a.htm

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:29 AM

Here we have subdued chevrons worn on the BDUs of Corporal Timothy M. Shea who was killed in action on August 25, 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom while assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

One more contemporary Corporal, my old friend Freddy.

 

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:33 AM

Corporal of the Utah National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group from the 1960s.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

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A Corporal Charles Gendron A Co 1/28th Inf and Ft Riley's Solder of the Quarter, gets a visit from Representative Martha Keys of Kansas,  March 1977.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:16 AM

Second from left is a corporal of the Army Reserve's 78th Division (Training) around 1965.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:48 AM

Army Reserve corporal of Company E 2nd Battalion 304th Regiment (BCT) 76th Division (Training) during a field exercise -1966.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:34 AM

I suspect these two are Drill Corporals, given that the 78th was by then a training non tactical division. There appearance in a field setting indicates that they, even though they're not in a combat formation anymore, still have to stay proficient with weapons and tactical doctrines in order to efficiently conduct training that is given to trainees they have.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:11 AM

Army Reserve corporal of the 400th Regiment (AIT)100th Division (Training) - 1968

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:52 AM

Corporal of the 3rd Howitzer Battalion 15th Artillery 79th Infantry Division of the Army Reserve during Exercise Big Slam in Puerto Rico - March 1960.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:02 AM

Artillery forward observer of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam in 1967.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:22 AM

Great foto on the 11th ACR Cpl, early 1967 we should think, 11th ACR In Country starting September 1966.

 

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