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Salvage Sailor, it does look a bit like a leather jerkin, but it's actually a home knit or Red Cross donated sleeveless sweater vest (see attached).

 

Lee, boy did I get that wrong! Definitely a sergeant first class … Not a corporal - duh.

 

Thanks for noticing & correcting my very, very obvious mistake.

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Army carpenters of Engineers wearing blue denim bib-overalls.

 

Great photo of the men and their tools! I like the guy in the middle with no tools and clean hands, must be a supervisor!

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Great photo of the men and their tools! I like the guy in the middle with no tools and clean hands, must be a supervisor!

Yes, it is a nice shot. Guy in the middle appears to have Sgt. rank on right sleeve, so he would indeed supervise. Not wearing the blue coveralls either. Once I made Sgt. I thought my dirty work days were over, but there was always a Sgt. of higher rank around, so I got down and dirty, too. MHJ

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One of these men (not sure which) is James Davis who served in the U.S. Army from 1908 to 1938. This image shows him as a recruit in 1908 during the first year of his military career as a private in the 79th Company of the Coast Artillery Corps. He retired thirty years later, in 1938, as First Sergeant of Company A, 3rd Infantry Regiment.

 

That's all for today's batch. Will post more later ...

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