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    Petty but not sure.

    Does it matter if its, U.S. Marines or US Marines? I am having a decal made up and I am not sure if it should be one way or the other or it it matters notta. It looks weird when I write it down as U.S. Marines on the websites decal builder.

    Just wondering.


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    Jetdoc the proper term is U.S. Marines however you are right that US Marines probably will come out better sorry I couldn't help you any better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AL49BGN View Post
    Jetdoc the proper term is U.S. Marines however you are right that US Marines probably will come out better sorry I couldn't help you any better.
    Agree!


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    Thats ok, I appreciate any help and opinions Al and Big Al. I know its not a big deal either way.


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    U.S. Marines may be "more" correct, but I wouldn't worry about it. I know when I write or type I use US, whether I'm talking about the Marine Corps or not.


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    According to the higher educated and elistest of the United States, the proper way would be U.S. Marines. But I still think you can do what the hell you want.


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    Does it matter if its, U.S. Marines or US Marines? I am having a decal made up and I am not sure if it should be one way or the other or it it matters notta. It looks weird when I write it down as U.S. Marines on the websites decal builder.
    Jetdoc,
    I have attached a decal that was given to me at the neighbohood United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. As you can see there is placed a period after each of the upper case letters U and S. being that those letters represent the abbreviation for the words United States. The decal that I have attached would have to be an officially approved design and, I would think, the answer to your question, "U.S. Marines or US Marines?"
    All the best to you, jetdoc, on your design. I would like to see it when it is done.
    Adios, for now.
    Gary

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    I would think it depends on the design, is it official like the above decal? or more like a Devil Dog foaming at the mouth? .........If you decal is going to be a "professional official" decal I would use the periods.....If not trust your eye and judgement.


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    CplKJSpevak-
    You can still use periods for both the U and S letters, incorporating them into the letters themselves. The letter U can have the word United placed within the font and the word States placed within the letter S thereby eliminating the need to use periods.
    You are right about the design and the purpose of that design. I hope the jetdoc lets us see what he's creating. I know that it will be good.
    Adios, for now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Osotogary View Post
    CplKJSpevak-

    I hope the jetdoc lets us see what he's creating. I know that it will be good.
    He's probably designing some kind of tattoo


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    Notice all the military gear never use the periods in US. Also some those USMC t-shirts are sans periods. Name tapes got them.

    I don't think it really matters unless you're using US in a formal way like for documents and letters.


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