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Army Enlisted Rank Insignia (Chevrons)

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Hello,

 

Is there a thread or other reference to tell what year a particular US Army rank would have been made? I ask because I see US Army enlisted rank patches that look WWII era, but seem to be made later. I have seen charts that show the various rank levels - WWII verses today, but not any that show patch differences from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, etc.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Larry Neal


Thanks,

Larry Neal

Collect - WWII Military Railway and Railway Battalion DIs and Manuals, USAF Uniforms and Manuals 1940s - 1960s and USAF patches from NC, SC and VA bases.

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here is TIOH refrence and a good book.

 

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Rank_pag...ankInsignia.htm

 

Chevrons: Illustrated History and Catalog of U. S. Army Insignia (Hardcover)

by William K. Emerson (Author)

 

there were also a series of short articles in the ASMIC Trading Posts a while back


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here is TIOH refrence and a good book.

 

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Rank_pag...ankInsignia.htm

 

Chevrons: Illustrated History and Catalog of U. S. Army Insignia (Hardcover)

by William K. Emerson (Author)

 

there were also a series of short articles in the ASMIC Trading Posts a while back

The TIOH chevron Web site has scant information with too many errors and omissions. Emerson's book is the definitive source on U.S. Army chevrons. You can never be sure that you have correct information about Army chevrons until you refer to Emerson. You may be fortunate to find it in a nearby library. Good luck with that. If you want to have your own copy, which is a must for anyone seriously interested in this subject, standby for sticker shock: Expect to pay $250 or more for a used copy and unless Smithsonian brings out another edition, the price is bound to keep on going up.....


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About a year ago I heard they were going to update and reprint Emerson's CHEVRONS. Anyone heard anything about that?

Yea, I also heard it was being updated for a reissue. I got my copy when it was brand new & everybody thought I was nuts for paying $50.00 for a book on chevrons. Guess who is laughing now? I've heard of xerox copies going for $100.00! w00t.gif


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Larry, this is an attempt to answer your question with examples from my collection. It is probably more infomation than you really wanted but it is an area with many variations and spec changes.

 

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