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General Charles P. Summerall wearing War Department General Staff badge 3 inches version

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General Charles P. Summerall was Chief of Staff from November 21, 1926 to November 20, 1930.

There are only a few pictures / paintings showing him wearing the War Department General Staff badge 3 inches version.

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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This picture doesn't show the Badge but show the same uniform.

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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That badge (and all his medals) used to be on display at The Citadel. Last time I was there, they no longer were. They may have been on loan from the family.


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Now that was a general who liked his bling!

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I only have seen pictures of General Summerall and General MacArthur wearing this 3 inches badge made by B.B.&B.

 

If someone knows other Generals who had worn this type of badge, please post.

I would like to know how many of this old version were made and how many are out there in collections.

 

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Michael


I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Now that was a general who liked his bling!

 

He certainly did. In fact the # of stars on sleeve of his uniform caused a lot of controversy when a photo of him in that uniform was published. It was thought as Chief of Staff, he added a 5th general star above the row of 4 general stars. However, it was determined that top star was the General Staff Branch insignia (i.e., star with coat of arms on it), not a 5th general star.


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Among his other postings, he was also CG of the Hawaiian Division after the Great War

 

See page 3 here for photos and a video of him as Chief of Staff http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/172410-6th-aero-squadron-luke-field-th-1920/

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@ Salvage Sailor

 

Thank you for the link. After looking at the video I searched for other videos and found one of General MacArthur wearing the 3 inches version of the War Department General Staff badge.

 

I posted the link to the video in following topic #6

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/231310-general-macarthur-wearing-3-inch-version-of-the-general-staff-badge/

 

Michael


I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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