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From: William Wiatt <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Old soldier photograph
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:58:04 -0700 (PDT)
Probably Army, post WWI.
This could be a photo of him after he was discharged.
It was not uncommon for vets to wear their past uniform, especially if that uniform was perfectly wearable. Since he was not in the service anymore, he might have removed any and all insignias.
If I am correct, in current times, vets, if not retired from the service, should not wear old uniforms with any ‘US’ insignia.
Of course, this rule is not enforced. And I don't know what the rules were back then.
Retired vets, if they wear their uniform, must wear it in accordance with military regulations.
--- On Sun, 4/18/10, Bill Johnson <> wrote:
From: Bill Johnson <>
Subject: [ALL] Old soldier photograph
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 10:39 PM
My cousin gave me this old picture:
Can anyone tell me what branch of the service he was in? I don't see any
stripes that would indicate his rank. Anyway of knowing?
Can you tell what war or era he may have served?
Grandpa Norman Johnson from Wilkinsburg, served in WWI time, but due to an
accident stateside which broke his leg, he never saw active duty. I
wondered if this was a photo of him. I have no photos of him as a young man
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