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gitmogrunt82
02-18-12, 09:24 PM
Dont know where this belongs, but, since it is from the WW I era, Ill put it here. Does anyone know the reason why General Eisenhower is wearing a USMC expert shooting badge ? even though he was in the army ? Did or do US army personnel typically wear another service's shooting badge if they train or qualify while tad with them ? just curious

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/randyholding/fc_dde.jpg

here is the link to where the pic came from

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/foxconner.htm

DanM
02-18-12, 09:53 PM
Between 1924 and 1937 the USMC used the same badges as the Army.After 1937 the EGA was added to the Marine badge.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

greensideout
02-19-12, 01:46 AM
Between 1924 and 1937 the USMC used the same badges as the Army.After 1937 the EGA was added to the Marine badge.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

I had the "03" and the "M1" awarded and neither had a "EGA"? Could you subport your statement with a photo or whatever?

Luke0402
02-19-12, 04:55 AM
Between 1924 and 1937 the USMC used the same badges as the Army.After 1937 the EGA was added to the Marine badge.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

The First World War was from 1914 to 1918. So if this picture was taken during the First World War, it was clearly before 1924.

I'm honestly not sure though why the General would have that badge in the picture. I don't want to sound like a naive idiot here, but could there be a possibility the picture was doctored by someone over the years or b the person who submitted it to that website?

SGT7477
02-19-12, 08:42 AM
Between 1924 and 1937 the USMC used the same badges as the Army.After 1937 the EGA was added to the Marine badge.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
The sharp shooters badge has the EGA,the chitters badge and the expert badge don't have the EGA,Semper Fidelis.

SGT7477
02-19-12, 08:43 AM
The First World War was from 1914 to 1918. So if this picture was taken during the First World War, it was clearly before 1924.

I'm honestly not sure though why the General would have that badge in the picture. I don't want to sound like a naive idiot here, but could there be a possibility the picture was doctored by someone over the years or b the person who submitted it to that website?
Sir, looks like you got promoted recently,Congrats Marine,Semper Fidelis.:flag:

brecon65
02-19-12, 10:11 AM
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U.S. Army marksmanship medal from WW1 era.

brecon65
02-19-12, 10:12 AM
Oops!

Old Marine
02-19-12, 10:26 AM
Between 1924 and 1937 the USMC used the same badges as the Army.After 1937 the EGA was added to the Marine badge.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->During my time in the Corps, I never saw an Expert shooting badge with the EGA. SS badge yes, Marksman, no.

DanM
02-19-12, 12:55 PM
Information provided by Sgt.Leprechaun.....................

http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63897

Luke0402
02-19-12, 01:36 PM
Sir, looks like you got promoted recently,Congrats Marine,Semper Fidelis.:flag:

Yeah I did. Thank you Sgt. :thumbup:

Semper Fi :usmc: