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JEAN SHEPHERD–Shep’s Army–visual indicators


sheps army final cover      back cover

Front and Back Covers of the Book

(click on images for larger views)

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signal corps insignia

Official Signal Corps Insignia–Semaphore Flags

Shepherd spent his entire military career in the Signal Corps

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PART 1 “You’re In the Army Now”

U.S. pin

The U. S. Army Pin For Formal Wear

Shepherd wore this pin when in dress uniform

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Part 2 “Army Hospitality”

camp crowder postcard

Camp Crowder, Missouri Postcard

(Location of Shep’s early Signal Corps training)

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Part 3 “Wartime in Florida is Hell”

scr268

Early Radar Aparatus

(Type of radar  first used by Shepherd in Fort Murphy, Florida)

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T/5

t.5 patch

T/5 Patch–Jean Shepherd’s Highest Rank

(See Shepherd’s comment on it in Shep’s Army.)

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Part 4 “An Army Education: Independent Study”

–Including Experience in a Separation Center–

ruptured duck 5.21.13

 “Ruptured Duck”

(Symbol of Honorable Discharge.

Available as metal pin or cloth patch)

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Part 5 “Mustered Out at Last”

Army Record

Jean Shepherd’s Discharge Record

(Pay no attention to the 10/01/99 date of death. Some stupid lapse in

bureaucratic record keeping in many organizations automatically

lists first of the month. It should say 10/16/99.)

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More to Come

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