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Need help to date USMC corporal patches on coat

Article about: Hi, I have a Wool USMC Jacket and am wondering if someone can tell me when these Corporal patches were made and used? Trying to figure out if they are proper for the jacket. Jacket is dated

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    Default Need help to date USMC corporal patches on coat

    Hi, I have a Wool USMC Jacket and am wondering if someone can tell me when these Corporal patches were made and used? Trying to figure out if they are proper for the jacket. Jacket is dated inside Feb. 1958.
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    Default Re: Need help to date USMC corporal patches on coat

    You can gauge it with my 53-54 one

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    It seems right, I found more sites that said they added crossed rifles in 1959, and only one said 1960
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Quote by Stinkpotpete View Post
    It seems right, I found more sites that said they added crossed rifles in 1959, and only one said 1960
    Well all I can only say that mine came with this pesky bugga

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    Default Re: Need help to date USMC corporal patches on coat

    It's more than possible that your Ike jacket was used after the rank change went through, either he had the jacket that long, or it was sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Marines didn't/don't always get funded the way the Navy does (they control the purse strings) so it could have been "passed on" once or twice to get the newer rank.

    **Plus you and I added about the same time Rene
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    I suppose I didn't help here! Paul at least helped me! cheers mate

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