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I got this uniform a while ago and was wondering if one of you could help me understand what the C around the "castle" represents on the engineer patch

 

Also, what's with the yellow "fourragere " on the right shoulder? This is definitively not a french fourragere. Any idea what it could be?

 

Finally any information about the uniform's former owner, George W Hill Jr, would be appreciated

 

 

Thanks

 

 

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WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:
 

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:
 

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:
 

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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"C" Company ?

That's what I was thinking too but I was wondering if there was not more to it than that.

Uniforms I have seen online have the company indicated on the collar disc not the shoulder patch.

 

Also, why having an engineer patch on each arm? Is that something common?

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The engineer patch on the right sleeve at the elbow is for a private first class in the engineers.

 

I believe that is the regimental patch on the upper left shoulder.

 

Can you post a better pic of the fouraguerre?

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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The "C" shoulder sleeve insignia is not for a company C. I am not near my references, but if I remember correctly, it's for the AEF higher headquarters for the Corps of Engineers. "C" for Corps, the red castle for Engineers.

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