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lamarhooten

Not a State Guard but possibly a Shore Guard rate or id of some type. Tried to id one just like this one but with a white background and two hash marks below the rifles. Posted it here on the Forum and never really got a sure id. Mine was white twill based. Would like a better id on it! Was it Navy -- Coast Guard -- or a local Guard organization , like Maui Guards, that wore this and when. Will be watching this thread for the out come!

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lamarhooten

Just a follow up, some have this listed as 'Seaman Guard' and might have been used and Naval Training schools ect.

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firefighter

I think Seamen Guards were on merchant ships durn WW2.they would man the guns if under attack.I think they were in the Atlantic when the U-boat attacks increased?

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As others have stated, NOT a state guard.

 

Worn by US Navy "Seaman Guards" during WWII at shore installations (Training Stations, Navy Yards, etc) that were not big enought to rate a Marine Detachment. They were discussed about 12 years ago by John Stacey in an ASMIC Trading Post article. I believe they are also mentioned in his book on US Navy ranks/rates.

 

I believe what firefighter is thinking of is USN Armed Guard, which is something completely different and unrelated.

 

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Garth Thompson

As others have stated, NOT a state guard.

 

Worn by US Navy "Seaman Guards" during WWII at shore installations (Training Stations, Navy Yards, etc) that were not big enought to rate a Marine Detachment. They were discussed about 12 years ago by John Stacey in an ASMIC Trading Post article. I believe they are also mentioned in his book on US Navy ranks/rates.

 

I believe what firefighter is thinking of is USN Armed Guard, which is something completely different and unrelated.

 

-Vance

 

Vance is completely correct. This rate has nothing to do with USN Armed Guards, there is a distinguishing mark AG for them.

 

Garth

 

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firefighter

As others have stated, NOT a state guard.

 

Worn by US Navy "Seaman Guards" during WWII at shore installations (Training Stations, Navy Yards, etc) that were not big enought to rate a Marine Detachment. They were discussed about 12 years ago by John Stacey in an ASMIC Trading Post article. I believe they are also mentioned in his book on US Navy ranks/rates.

 

I believe what firefighter is thinking of is USN Armed Guard, which is something completely different and unrelated.

 

-Vance

 

 

Vance, Thank you for the correction.

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