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Private First Class, Specialist 6th Class Mechanic uniform example

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Aloha Everyone,


I dug this out of my Schofield Barracks photo archive to show an example of the Specialist rank (mechanic) in contemporary use.


Private First Class, Specialist 6th Class Mechanic

Earl E. Parker, 10/02/1926

Headquarters Battery, 8th Field Artillery

Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii


He is also wearing a No-So Hawaiian Division (24th) patch.

Earl E Parker 10 02 26 Hqs Btry 8th FA Schofield Bks Hawaii.jpg

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...Looks like he spent some of that specialist pay on some tailoring...

A “1st and 6th” on his first hitch was paid $38 per month in 1926 ($35 as PFC plus $3 as specialist 6th class)…PFC Parker probably got terms from the post tailor to buy this fine looking uniform (or perhaps he was in hock to the Battery loan shark).


Thanks Salvage Sailor for posting another great Hawaiian Division picture.







Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:

"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,

For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."







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