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    16-126 Garand Picture of the Day - Marines with Garands 1941





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    Date taken:
    June 1941

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    I've never seen that head gear on Marines before.

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    In the OP first photo, the third man (with water spot) has a M1903 rifle with the large (USMC) front sight cover, as does the eighth man in the front rank. I see at least three M1903s.
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    I am not very aware about American ammo pouches (or really anyones for that matter) but they look a bit thin to be carrying a enbloc clip. Earlier ammo pouches for the 5rd stripper clips?

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    Windy day. Look at the ties. The fella with the campaign hat in the first photo is out of step.

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    That headgear is U.S. Marine pressed-fiber pith helmet, a headgear for warm climes. My father, ex-U.S. Navy and the king of Army surplus re-tasking, picked one up for use in his work doing water quality testing on the Tennessee River in a speedboat in the hot summer sun. He found that it was the right combination of lightweight and shade production.

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    Field scarves not ties, my uncle was a China Marine told me that the pith helmet was standard cover in Shanghai.

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    The fella with the campaign hat in the first photo is out of step.
    All those fellers out there marchin' and mah boy is the only one in step.
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