The Difference Of The Uniforms

The Difference Of The Uniforms

Here are a couple pictures of a friend of mine’s father taken in 1948. He passed away on Easter Sunday April 23, 1986. His name was Richard Leroy Rankin Sr. After the war he went on to Graduate and married my friend’s mother. I know today he stands proud as he helps Guard the Gates of Heaven,

Richard L. Rankin Sr in Service Alphas in 1948

but it would be an awesome tribute to my friend Michelle and to him if you would find the space to post these two shots for her and some of the old timers that read these pages, and to show the difference of the uniforms of days gone by.

GySgt. Mac

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  • SSgt Gary Ray 1958-1968

    “Marines die, that’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.” as stated by the mythical GySgt. Hartman, USMC. We should all remember that.

  • R.L. Carmody

    My mother’s maiden name was Rankin, and I went on to serve in Vietnam as a Marine. Semper Fi!

  • Matt Fox, Corporal of Marines, 1984-1990.

    As a former Marine myself, I love to see the changes in uniforms ad the years progress. He’s wearing a barracks cover, which was a step above the old “piss cutter” most of us wore. Semper Fi, brother and I’ll be seeing you when it’s my time to report in.

  • Robert W. Gonzales, Sgt of Marines (Ret)

    Semper Fidelis to a Marine who has served his Country well.

  • Mark Eckley

    GOD Bless your father, not only for his service to this great country, but his patience to raise 8 kids. That is a man.

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