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    I collect US Army chevrons and US Army Finance Corps items. I also collect CCC insignia.

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  1. I tried to send you an email about some USMC chevrons I have for sale. When I tried to message you through the forum it said you can't receive messages. Thanks Dennis
  2. There is quite a large community of War of 1812 reenactors in the Indiana-Ohio area. I am a member of the White River Guard in Noblesville, Indiana. We portray a typical Indiana Militia of the 1812 era. We attend, as active historical interpreters, several annual events in the Northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio area. These events are: Winter Garrison, Old Fort Wayne, Indiana Siege of For Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio Siege of Fort Wayne, Old Fort Wayne, Indiana Fortfest, Fort Jennings, Ohio Stone's Trace, Ligonier, Indiana Battle of Mississenewa, Marion,Indiana We have also attended several events for the War of 1812 era: The Hermitage, Nashville, Tn., Honoring the 250th Birthday of Andrew Jackson. and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans in 2014. We are always looking for new members and welcome potential recruits of any gender, race or creed. We have several ladies as regular members. Our ladies portray militia soldiers as well as camp followers. I mentioned above that we are Historical Interpreters. We frequently interact with guests and visitors at several events we attend. Our goal is too immerse the visitor in living history, and we strive to make our camp presentation historically accurate. If you would like to join our group, or just attend an event, we can assist you with all the camp gear you might need on a loan basis. This includes tenting, mess, weapons and other camp gear you might need. With advance notice we can even provide period correct clothing for either a camp follower or a soldier. here is a link to our website. https://sites.google.com/view/whiteriverguard/home Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most of our 2020 events up to this date have been cancelled. We have three more events scheduled that as of today are still on: Fortfest, Fort Jennings, Ohio - Aug 12-14, 2020 Stone's Trace, Ligonier, Indiana - Sep 9-13, 2020 Battle of Mississinewa, Marion, Indiana - Oct 8-11, 2020 Also, we have partner units in the Indiana/Ohio area: 2nd Kentucky Regiment 5th Indiana There is also a unit or two in Ohio, but I don't recall their title at this moment.
  3. Here is one I was given upon arriving at Fort Carson in December 1973. Unfortunately, authorization for pocket patches had been rescinded by then so I never got to wear it. 4th Finance Co, Fort Carson.
  4. The chevrons with the star over the Quartermaster Corps insignia are for a Quartermaster Sergeant Senior Grade 1916-1920. Your chevrons are all on twill which indicates they are for the summer uniforms. if they were on wool backings they would be for the wool winter uniforms.
  5. This board was once part of the collection of Marjorie Jean Mueller. She started collecting Military insignia during WWII and at one time had one of the premier collections in the US. Marge was a long time member of ASMIC and attended the OVMS shows. I had the good fortune to be invited to view her collection in 1992. I remember seeing this board among all the others displaying her chevron collection. She rarely let anyone visit her for that purpose. She was a frequent contributor to the ASMIC Trading Post and a frequent exhibitor at the Annual ASMIC Convention. Sadly she passed away in 2011. Her obituary follows: Marjorie Jean Mueller, 89, years old, daughter of deceased Clemens Otto Mueller and Zuleme Kinney Mueller died May 9th. She attended Orchard Country Day School, Tudor Hall School, Pine Manor, Depauw-U, John Herron School of Art, and then received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from Indiana University. Her life long consuming interest was her collections of military patches, insignias, and rare books. Many of these collections were awarded national honors. Marj was a former member of the Junior League of Indianapolis and was a Republican precinct worker for 25 years. She is survived by her sister, Janie Lou Bailey; 3 nieces and a nephew, Lynne Sweeney, John Mueller, Julie Mueller, and Sally Schaidhammer; a cousin, May Stone; grandniece and nephews, Stephanie Sweeney, Andrew Sweeney, Christopher Mueller, Samuel Schaidhammer, and Joseph Schaidhammer. Her brother, H. George Mueller preceded her in death in 1984. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home of Indianapolis, Indiana She eventually sold her collection to a long time ASMIC member. He began selling off part of the collection in about 2016 at the OVMS shows in Wilmington, Oh.
  6. I collect only US Army Chevrons and have over 2200 individual chevrons in my collection. Of course I have all the common stuff and have just about every chevron used from 1920 to present. Of course there are just a few chevrons I still need from that era. If I find one at a show, on this forum, or on eBay I will pay the price asked, within reason. My collection has evolved to a point where I only need the rarer items. Chevrons older than 1920 I will pay the asking price, or dicker a little, to get chevrons I need. I have walked away or let the auction end for items that I needed and regret it somewhat because I have never found another of that item. I appreciate someone who has set a price he or she will pay. I also appreciate how much a seller has tied up in an item. I used to set up shows and rarely would I have a collector who would absolutely refuse to pay what I was asking for a particular collectible. I just assumed that they were fishing and either did not have cash to pay what I wanted or really did not want it. I consider it somewhat in bad taste to state to another seller that the item isn't worth what is asked. After all that is what dickering is about. If you can't or don't want to pay the asking price, or can't come to a mutually agreed price, just put it back on the table, politely say no thanks, and walk on. No use in making a scene.
  7. They look like the ones made in Alaska for the 172nd Infantry Bde during the late 70s.
  8. I believe these are chevrons for a foreign army. Several years ago a dealer at the OVMS show in Wilmington Ohio had several boxes of these. That dealer also had several boxes of Dominican Republic Air force chevrons. My firm belief is that these are NOT US.
  9. I obtained the chevrons pictured below several years ago at a Militaria show. I have not been able to positively identify them. The chevrons are 4 ¼ inches wide and 6 ½ inches tall. Construction is of white wool machine sewn on a dark blue or black wool. The star is hand embroidered in silk and the lyre is machine embroidered. I had assumed these chevrons were for a high school or college marching band. I found the photo online but unfortunately, did not take down the source. It appears that the chevrons in the picture are very similar to the three illustrated below. The photo of the bandsman with the trombone appears to be an 8 by 10, therefore the chevrons in the picture look to be about 4 ¼ inches wide.
  10. Metal chevrons for the US Army began to appear around the late 1940s. They were mostly worn on scarves, helmet liners and sometimes on caps. There was a heavy sand cast set used during and after the Korean War. I have collected US Army chevrons for over 50 years but have never seen these.
  11. When I served in Germany during the 80s my wife's gynecologist was captain Deldo.
  12. I Believe these are Army chevrons. I have some of the technician grades in identical manufacture. This type is described in Emerson's book.
  13. The soldier on the far left of the second row appears to be a specialist,
  14. Looks like a webelos shoulder cord.
  15. The beret flashes remind me of those made in Alaska in the late 1970s. They were worn on the OD Green Beret until outlawed in 1979.
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