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Old 02-28-2020, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Suitable Ribbons for a uniform

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which if them would be suitable / correct for this uniform.
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Old 02-28-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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It looks like the uniform is circa 1960's or 1970's. Just looking quickly at the ribbon sets I wold say that those ribbon bars are rather a mess. It is certainly possible that a Signal Corps Sergeant First Class in the late 1960's could have served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. But set "B", which has some ribbons for those conflicts, has others that do not go with them (That set includes the ribbon for Operation Desert Storm in 1990. That seems unlikely. That would be about 45 years of service!). You would need to take some of the bars apart to assemble an appropriate set.

However, if that Sergeant had served in a combat area in one of those conflicts, I wold expect to see a "combat unit" patch on the right shoulder. It doesn't appear that this jacket has such a patch. So you might be looking at a uniform that would have had the National Defense Medal and a few non-combat ribbons.


Also, the unit distinctive insignia on the shoulders appear to be mounted sideways. Additionally, the insignia on the lapels is for a Signal Corps officer, which would not be worn on this enlisted ranks jacket.
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:50 PM   #4
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The 7th Corps Master SGT is enlisted and the US & Signal insignia is for an officer. You need collar disks. VII Corps was in Stuttgart at Kelly Brks and other Stuttgart area Kaserne. As far as the ribbons....you need to find a US Army ribbon chart. Since he’s a MSG...at least a Good Conduct ribbon with 5 or 6 knots. MSM, ARCOM, Nat’l Defense.....Good luck.

I agree with the above comments but this uniform is for a Master Sergeant (E-8) not a SFC (E-7).
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:14 AM   #5
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It is indeed a Master Sergeant.
Somehow I missed one of the lower rockers!
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:58 AM   #6
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I can't tell with the lighting but the E-8 Chevrons look to be dress blue chevrons and should not be worn on the dress green uniform...

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Old 03-05-2020, 07:43 PM   #7
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If you put a National Defense Service Medal ribbon in the empty space, Ribbon set 1 would be appropriate for a senior NCO in the 1980s. The Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon were both authorized in 1981.

You would need to fid the other problems as noted.
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You'll need to add a bunch of 3 year service hashmarks on the lower left left (at least 5) An E8 would need that many. And then some 6 month service bars on the right sleeve (the amount depends on what WW2, Korea, or VN ribbons you add) And a right shoulder combat patch.
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