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#1 ASMIC2971

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:38 AM

First I will put this out there - I KNOW NOTHING ON CHEVRONS!!! With that said here are two chevrons that come in a lot of patches and other chevrons i got a few weeks ago. These two were in there own bag that had west point chevrons on them. Are they west Point chevrons - I dont think they are but in any case I bought the lot for the SSI and a dress blue SFC chevron for a friend. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If they turn out not to be US militaria i am not going to cry!

Thanks everyone,

PFC Kitt

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#2 Jason G

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:10 PM

Look like it to me. If not then some other military school.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

They are used at WP, as well at The Citadel, and even where I went to high school, Camden Military Academy. When worn on the lower sleeve, they are corporals, when on the upper sleeve, a sergeant.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

Agree that these are military academy. They may be West Point, but pre 1970's due to the long point and narrow stripes. I have some vintage 1974 with a shorter point, thicker stripes, and more distance between stripes.

PFC Kitt's look like chevrons on older cadet coats in the museum.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

According to Emerson's Chevron Book there were flying cadets in WW2 that used this style chevron too.


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:02 AM

Here are pix of chevrons from two Staunton Military Academy (Virginia) ROTC uniforms from the 1930s. they are very similar to this chevron. I believe many ROTC programs used very similar chevrons.



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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for the help guys, I think I need to invest in a chevron referance book now!

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