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    Help identifying an army cap

    Hey guys,
    So, I found this hat and I am a little confused as to which military branch it's from.
    The insignia is for an army enlisted man (right?) but I thought that army visors were brown and the marines were black in the 1940's. Anyone out there who can clarify this for me?
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    I'm seeing that U.S. Army OR's didn't have a forage cap after 1942. The hat is Army. Might be an officer's hat somebody stuck an OR's badge on.
    I think the cap badge may be Viet Nam era.
    Rummage around here. Caps, Service, Wool, Serge, Olive-Drab (Specifications QMC 8-5D Caps, Service, Wool, Serge, Olive-Drab, Aviation Cadet (Specification QMC 8-5E Dated 12 December 1934).
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    The enlisted service cap device dates to 1917. Also presently worn on the campaign hat by Army drill sergeants.



    https://history.army.mil/html/museum..._Tradition.pdf

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