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U.S. Quartermaster Museum Rank Displays

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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the U.S. Quartermaster Museum located at Fort Lee, VA. I met Kevin Born there and picked up my copy of his new book on DCU patches. Kevin introduced my son and myself to the museum curator, Luther Hanson. Mr. Hanson was an "energized" bunny as he showed us some museum pieces in the backroom.

 

The pictures here show some of the cloth rank insignia an individual can see on display. Enjoy!

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Wonderful display, the experimental chevrons are very interesting.

Thanks for posting.


 

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Curious, but did they have any of the private/specialist chevrons and rockers from the pre-WWII and very early WWII period?

 

I've always been fascinated by those because I haven't found much in any "official" documents about them. In fact, I didn't even KNOW about them until I went to my wife's family reunion in 2009. They showed a video (made from an old 8mm home movie) of her two great uncles, both of whom served in the 32nd Division and one of them had the "private specialist" rank with a single chevron and (I think) 4 rockers underneath it. As soon as I got back from there I started doing some on-line research and that's how I found out about the private/specialist rank that pre-dated the "Technician" ranks used later in the war.


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US Army 1980-2005

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Those are great, thanks a lot for posting!

 

 

Wonderful display, the experimental chevrons are very interesting.

 

They kind of put me in the Christmas spirit...

 

Justin B.


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Did they show you anything in the back that would interest the group? I love that museum personally. I would be interested to know what they have archived that is not on display.


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Curious, but did they have any of the private/specialist chevrons and rockers from the pre-WWII and very early WWII period?

 

I've always been fascinated by those because I haven't found much in any "official" documents about them. In fact, I didn't even KNOW about them until I went to my wife's family reunion in 2009. They showed a video (made from an old 8mm home movie) of her two great uncles, both of whom served in the 32nd Division and one of them had the "private specialist" rank with a single chevron and (I think) 4 rockers underneath it. As soon as I got back from there I started doing some on-line research and that's how I found out about the private/specialist rank that pre-dated the "Technician" ranks used later in the war.

 

Like these?

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Did they show you anything in the back that would interest the group? I love that museum personally. I would be interested to know what they have archived that is not on display.

 

Lots of things in the backrooms. Equipment, uniforms, web gear, flags, etc. Probably the coolest thing was the metal, Egyptian type casket for General Bliss.

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Great post Mark, did they weight prior to going in? If not that was a serious breach of security. Hope all well out there on the prairie..George


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Great displays! Thank you for sharing.

 

Does anyone have a photo example of what a pre-1851 US Dragoon regimental quartermaster rank would look like? I'm looking for a photo to display with a profile for the RQM of the 2d Dragoons, Henry Stonemetz, who drowned in the River Bosque, Texas, 9 May 1849. Illustrations are fine. Thank you in advance for any help.


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