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Here's an enlisted dress hat emblem made by Meyer with the marking "OROID" on one of the flukes.

 

Steve

 

Hey Steve - Check that bird again. I think that's an H&H Eagle on the fluke; not a Meyer mark or shield?

Semper Fi....Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Hey Steve - Check that bird again. I think that's an H&H Eagle on the fluke; not a Meyer mark or shield?

Semper Fi....Bob

 

 

You're right about that Bob, My goof!!

 

Steve


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Thought you might appreciate the ORIGINAL blueprint drawing for the 1925 EGA. I have a letter stating the Commandant expresses his "regret" over changing the design to a more modern look. Also solved the mystery behind why no EM Droop Wing Cap badges.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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I have a letter stating the Commandant expresses his "regret" over changing the design to a more modern look.

That statement would make one pause to think, was the implementation delayed by Gen Lejeune and Fuller more over displeasure with the Eagle's design or the costs of moving forward with the execution, in the depth of the depression years :think:



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Fellow forum members:

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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