Friday, January 11, 2013

WWIl Wide USN and Marine Ribbons

Last week I was able to pick up a nice lot of WWII and post war ribbons, a nice mix of Army, Navy and Marine ribbons. If you don't know already, in WWII the Navy and Marines had 1/2 "wide" ribbons that were taller than the Army ribbons. They tend to be harder to locate than the Army ribbons. Of what I could figure out in 1956 the services consulated their ribbon specs making the wide ribbons obsolete. Accordingly when restoring WWII Navy Jumpers and Marine coats assembling a set of wide ribbons can be a bit difficult. It is always best just to keep stock on hand. A fun set of ribbons!

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