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Old 12-29-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

There were orders not to wear "other insignia" on the camo tunic at that time. Like other regulations, it was adhered to by many, but ignored by others. Even the sleeve insignia of rank were not worn by many lower ranks. Sometimes officers wouldn't wear insignia as well to avoid being a target for enemy snipers. Members of small to medium size unit all knew each other's rank, so it wasn't necessary to show rank like it would be in a larger group, or a rear area where there were many different people. Also, units were issued new tunics when necessary, so it was difficult under battle conditions to have the company tailor (if there was one) or other person attach all the insignia needed for all that wanted/needed them.
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