Can someone post a picture or 2 of Wound Stripes?

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    George G
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    Can someone post a picture or 2 of Wound Stripes?

    Post by George G on Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:48 pm

    I heard that wound sripes were brass and were worn on the sleeve. Not sure if it is true.

    Can someone clear this up for me?

    Bill
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    Re: Can someone post a picture or 2 of Wound Stripes?

    Post by Bill on Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:49 am

    Both brass and cloth braid were used for wound stripes. They were worn on the lower sleeve, 4 inches above the cuff. They had a bit of a convoluted history. Initially approved in the First World War, they were allowed for wear by members of the Veterans' Guard, then that permission was withdrawn. In 1944, the wound stripe was again authorized.

    Michael Reintjes
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    Re: Can someone post a picture or 2 of Wound Stripes?

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:02 pm




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