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#1 roadrunner

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

I saw this picture from 1939 or 1940 at LOC.
The title "No caption"

1.
The soldier at left has alread a medal lookes like a Navy Cross.
Could it be a award ceremony for Medal of Honors ? If yes it is pre WW2.

2.
The two soldier in the middle don't wear rank chevrons. It looks like diver badges.
Why didn't they wear rank chevrons ?

http://www.loc.gov/p.../hec2009014635/

Michael

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#2 Javelin4life

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

I feel like Ive seen this picture in The Call of Duty- if memory serves me correct this was a Medal of Honor ceremony

#3 AirMechanic

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:44 AM

This photo is the Congressional Medal of Honor award ceremony for the four USN divers who saved the remaining crew members of the USS Squalus when it had sunk on a test dive in 1939.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

Thank you for the informations.

Any info on question no. 2 ?

#5 jguy1986

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

The two men in the middle are a Chief Boatswains Mate and a Chief Torpedoman, so they would have their ratings on the right sleeve and the diver badge on the sleeve oppposite (as seen in the photo).

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Thanks for the information about the chevrons.

Michael


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