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.
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!