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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
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    Picked this up at the June Long Beach Flea Market and looks like this was my best buy. There are not a whole lot of these around. My research shows this to be a WWII era Marine Corps Military Police (MP) armband the 1/1 version. It is very similar to the US Army MP armband but this one is "M.P." instead of "MP".
    It is made of wool and has a brass hook along with three brass reinforced holes for attaching to the arm. See figure 3 as the boy scout is now a marine kind of. Looks like I need to work on a full uniform for an MP. This is also called a brassard, the armband that is.
    Wrapping it up is GI Joe wearing an MP armband. Note that the armband that is the subject of this post is the full sized eal thing.

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    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      That is meaningful to me. My father was an army MP during WW II. He was stationed in New Orleans. The post was Camp Leroy Johnson right next to Lake Ponchartrain. Thanks for sharing.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Aren't marines SP ?
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      In my time SP's were Navy shore patrol.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Marines aren't still navy ?
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Marines never were actually Navy, they are a separate branch of the military which is overseen by the department of the Navy.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. Happy to share it.

      bb2 and fhrjr2. The USMC may have MPs but they still have a brig. The Navy and Marines a complicated relationship.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you jscott0363.

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