A reference gallery of USMC Alpha Service Coats and Navy Corpsman Jumpers and field gear from WWI, WWII, the Korea War and the Viet Nam War.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WWII USMCWR CPL
This uniform belong to a woman who was the first woman from the Penobscot Nation to be in the USMC during WWII. This uniform spoke to me as it has a lot of unique features. First it was nice to see a "ruptured duck" honorable discharge badge on the front, something I don't see to often on women's uniforms. Second I liked that it still had the wide navy ribbons on the coat. Finally I like the unique trait that it has a ordnance badge on the lower cuff. A rare qualification badge not often found on male or female military uniforms. This uniform is the centerpiece of my WWII USMC collection and glad I will be able to share her service to people.