But, over time, it grew from a decorative red welt to a broad scarlet stripe. The stripe Marines wear today originated in the 1890s some 40 plus years after the Battle of Chapultepec. Marines can at least say its kind of true that the blood stripe honors the noncommissioned officers of Chapultepec because decades of repeating the legend have firmly embedded that battle into the legacy of the Corps. But the history of the leather stock collars worn by Marines is straight nonsense. http://justinlongportal.pdxrwa.org/2016/11/15/useful-ideas-to-consider-on-trouble-free-interview-body-language-plans/Issued in 1776, the famed stocks were the high-leather collars for which Marines earned them the nickname leathernecks. Though the Corps did away with them about 100 years later, Marines retained the name Leathernecks and believe the high, stiff cloth collar on the modern dress uniform is meant to serve as a reminder of their heritage. It isnt. Retired Sgt. Maj. James Snyder, an 82-year-old veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam, who served for 28 years, and a native of Dayton, Ohio, shakes hands with Marines dressed in uniforms from periods throughout Marine Corps history during the 2013 Marine Corps Base Hawaii birthday pageant at Dewey Square, Nov. 8, 2013. Lauren Katzenberg/Task & Purpose The current collar is not even close in height, design or discomfort level to the original collar, according to retired Marine Col.
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