By James G. Thompson

ISBN-10: 1884452507

ISBN-13: 9781884452505

Eight x eleven the main entire advisor to usa military medals, ribbons, rank, insignia, and patches from WW II to the current day. each one medal and insignia proven in complete colour. comprises directory of respective standards and campaigns. Medals of the US Press

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Tradevman (Training Devices Man) - A lightening bolt passing through a gear. ) Turret Captain - A profile of turret; barrel to the right. ) Underwater Mechanic - A diver's helmet over a two headed wrench. ) Weapons Technician - A spark and exploding shell on a trident. ) Utilities Man - A valve with flange to the front. ) Yeoman - Crossed quills, nibs down. ) This mark was also used as a distinguishing mark. --------------------J; 31 ------~ - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ' Distinguishing Marks (Obsolete) The term "distinguishing marks" was introduced into uniform regulations in 1905 (prior to that time they were referred to simply as "marks"), In 1922 uniform regulations stated that distinguishing marks were sleeve markings for men who had met certain qualifications, In addition to those required for their rating, or members of a crew that had obtained a special merit in competition.

A bar is worn on the suspension ribbon of the medal. Frames - A gold frame is worn on ribbon bars for some unit awards. " Airplane - The Berlin airlift device, a three-eighths inch gold C-54 airplane, is authorized to be worn on the ribbon bar and suspension ribbon of the Navy Occupation Service Medal by Naval and Marine Personnel who served 90 consecutive days in support of the Berlin Airlift (1948-1949). ~ ~ . ~ Palm - A bronze palm is attached to the ribbon bar of the of the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation upon initial issue.

JointlUnified Command Identification Badges JointlUnified Command Identification Badges may be authorized for Navy personnel assigned to Joint/Unified Commands may be authorized by approval from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). These badges are worn for the duration of assignment to that command only. ------ ------ ------------------------ --- ----- - ---~-- *----- Aiguillettes, Brassards and Buttons Aiguillettes Aiguillettes are worn by Naval officers to identify them as aides to top-ranking government officials and flag officers.

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