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1929 USMC Enlisted Rank Insignia


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The Army commisary sgt rank of the SpanAm war period also had a crescent moon.

http://www.usarmypatches.com/Rank%20Insignia%20SAW.htm

The crescent was used on ration cases for decades. Not sure if it still is.

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The Army commisary sgt rank of the SpanAm war period also had a crescent moon.

http://www.usarmypatches.com/Rank%20Insignia%20SAW.htm

The crescent was used on ration cases for decades. Not sure if it still is.

 

 

 

I found it somewhat humorous considering:

 

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I found it somewhat humorous considering:

 

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The symbolism has always amused me too. ;)
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The Army commisary sgt rank of the SpanAm war period also had a crescent moon.

http://www.usarmypatches.com/Rank%20Insignia%20SAW.htm

The crescent was used on ration cases for decades. Not sure if it still is.

It is a Nato supply symbol. I think it comes from Napoleon feeding the Vienna crescent bread to his troops

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At least since the Civil War Marines have had their chevrons properly point up, while the army used chevrons inverted - points down. When and why did the army change to points up?

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In the Civil War, units under Van Dorn carried red flags with yellow or white stars and a crescent moon. Very Ottoman in design. Also, the 43rd MS had a camel and records indicate Sterling Price had appropriated of the US camel herd in Texas. BTW, camels were a pretty common draft animal on plantations in MS, AL, LA, and CA in the pre civil war era. I'm sure some of the US troops at Corinth, Iuka, and even Vicksburg could get the idea they were fighting the Ottomans.

 

this is true. i swear i am not making this up. i have done a great deal of research on camels in the pre civil war era in the South while I was trying to trace the origin of Douglas, the 43rd's camel. He was killed by Union snipers and their is a grave stone for him in Vicksburg.

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I forgot my major point, the US seemed quite enthralled with the French Army. They copied insignia, etc that was used by the Ottoman Empire

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