Pre WW1 USMC enlisted PFC insignia
Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:54 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:00 AM
Is this the insignia used for Marine PFC's prior to WW1...? Many thanks! s/f Darrell
Correct! These were worn in pairs, your version for the blues, in green/red for the alphas. I would suppose they were also worn on the tan uniform but I have never actually seen a set.
Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:08 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:32 PM
As mark said, it sure is! They do exist in tan with green rifles, I know I've seen a pair for sale somewhere recently....hmmmm.
Seems to me I remember someone having a choice set of blues with a set of those PFC patches sewn on! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/jeal0001.gif
Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:50 PM
These were actually instituted in late 1918 and only used for a short time. So technically, they are WW1 and just after.
Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:47 AM
Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:43 AM
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:10 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:32 PM
I appreciate your posting that kahki one.
I learn so much from you guys. Man I love this Forum.
Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:03 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:09 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:10 PM
Back in 1959 when the USMC introduced its new and still current rank system, I did not understand why they used crossed rifles in the insignia. When I learned many years later that this was the insignia of a P.F.C. way back when, it became clear that it obviously was a heraldic decision to incorporate the old rank.
I didn't even think about that until now, but it is quite fitting and very cool.
Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:34 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:25 AM
and would add, the other enlisted chevrons of today also carry the symbols of past / earliest era's
... it obviously was a heraldic decision to incorporate the old rank.
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