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Question about USMC Chevrons

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Maybe a beginner's question but when did the Marine Corps go from the wool chevron to the embroidered ones on the green uniform? Could you expect to this style on a WW2 period jacket?

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Not sure what the exact date on these were but you do see these on many late war Marine's uniforms. Guys getting out in late '45 to early '46. I believe these were used through the Korean war era too. Here are some 6th division uniforms in my collection that have the same chevrons.

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I've only got 2 but my 1941-1942 quartermaster jacket has the wool and my 1944-1945 quartermaster has the nylon

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This chevron is known as the Bevo weave style and was used later in WW2 and continued to see use through Korea.


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*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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This chevron is known as the Bevo weave style and was used later in WW2 and continued to see use through Korea.

 

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I actually found an article in the September 1946 Leatherneck that notes that were adopted in that year.


Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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