Friday, February 15, 2013

Wreath & Crown.

This is coolbert:

From that prior blog entry:

"Ribbons, medals, patches, hash marks, awards, decorations, tabs and badges"

And I have forgotten gold braid, shoulder cords and the decoration on the visored cap that is referred to as "egg salad".

That "egg salad" emblematic of the wreath that was awarded to the Roman general that had performed with great skill and valor on the battlefield, vanquishing an enemy the Senate of Rome only on rare occasions conferring such a distinguished decoration!!

Here with a collection of images, American naval and marine flag officers from the era of World War Two [WW2], the wearing of the uniform with decorations NOT so terribly ostentatious as is the present mode of dress.

Admiral King. Was that most senior American naval officer during WW2. Considerable awards but NOT so elaborately so!

Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher. Won the Medal of Honor at Vera Cruz [1914] "for coming under fire".
General Holland M. Smith Commanded the USMC landing force at Saipan and Iwo Jima. Pretty good amount of decorations deservedly won still not so excessive.

Admiral Kincaid.

Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. His fleet was sent to the bottom at Pearl Harbor. Some troops in basic training have more decorations than the Admiral is wearing?

Read further of those crowns and wreaths as awarded to the Roman military man, general officer and the common soldier both:

For that general officer that highest decoration being the "Corona Obsidionalis corona graminea were the highest honours and were conferred to army generals who broke a siege. It was made of grass, or weeds and wild flowers taken from the site of the siege as a token of victory"

And for the enlisted man, the common soldier, decorations and awards of the highest type conferred as a result of combat action such as:

" [that Roman] who had saved the life of a Roman soldier in battle"

"the first Roman to board an enemy ship"

"the first man who scaled the wall of a besieged city"

"the first man who scaled the wall of a besieged city"

Wreaths, gold braid, shoulder cords. Have I forgotten anything? Devoted readers to the blog will surely know!


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