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Flag Making Tradition at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot

by John V. Haggard Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot Historian Undated Document (1950s era) from the Quartermaster Museum Library Short history of flag production at the Philadelphia QM Depot Click to see full sized photo The betsy Ross flag-making story brought to life after the Civil War has been growing since then and is now accepted as […]

A New Star for the Flag

The Story Behind, A New Star for the Flag Colonel John D. Martz, Jr. Army Information Digest – July 1959 The design of the 49 and 50 star flags by the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Click photo to see full sized image Quartermaster General MG Andrew T. McNamara and President Eisenhower examine new 49 star flag For […]

Officer Rank and Branch Insignia -1907

lithographic plates extracted from: The Uniform of the Army of the United States October 1, 1908 Complied by the authority of the Secretary of War Under the Supervision of  Brigadier General J.B. Aleshire Quartermaster General, U.S.A. General Officer Rank Officer Branch Colors/Buttons Colonel Rank Service Coat Insignia/Officer Rank Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Rank Branch Insignia for […]

Noncommissioned Officer Rank Chevrons -1907

lithographic plates extracted from: The Uniform of the Army of the United States October 1, 1908 Complied by the authority of the Secretary of War Under the Supervision of  Brigadier General J.B. Aleshire Quartermaster General, U.S.A. Cavalry Dress Chevrons Engineer/ Signal Dress Chevrons Cavalry/Infantry Dress Chevrons Olive Drab Field Chevrons #1 Infantry/Coast Artillery Dress Chevrons […]

Equipment for Airborne Troops

Extracted from: Chapter VI, Equipment for Airborne and Amphibian Troops Quartermaster Equipment for Special Forces By Thomas M. Pitkin Q.M.C. Historical Studies No. 5, February 1944 Historical Section, Office of the Quartermaster General One of the more spectacular developments in modern warfare has been the use of parachute troops to occupy hostile airfields and strong […]

Airborne & Special Operations Insignia

Images will be added as time permits. Some pages may load slowly due to quantity and size of images. Patches (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia) Unit Crests (Distinctive Unit Insignia) Parachute Badge History Glider Badge Military Free Fall Parachute Badge Ranger Tab Pathfinder Badge Rigger Badge History Special Forces Tab Rigger Insignia

MEDAL OF HONOR

Illustrations and Description UNITED STATES ARMY 1944 – Present Description: A gold five pointed star, each point tipped with trefoils, 1 ½ inches wide, surrounded by a green laurel wreath and suspended from a gold bar inscribed “VALOR”, surmounted by an eagle. In the center of the star, Minerva’s head surrounded by the words “UNITED STATES […]

United States Army Flag

Short history of Army Flag FACT SHEET Office of The Quartermaster General Washington D.C. 1 June 1957  The United States Army Flag was officially adopted by order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower through Executive Order No. 10670, on June12, 1956. The newly adopted flag was presented by Vice President Richard Nixon to Secretary of the […]

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY EMBLEM

Background: Prior to the establishment of the Department of the Army Emblem, there was no official display item to identify the Army. The Army seal had traditionally been used to authenticate documents only and was not authorized for display. In recognizing the need to provide a display item, The Secretary of the Army approved the emblem […]