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Hello to all of my fellow shipmates! I am in need of information, FAST!!!! I am a veteran who served between 1988-1995 as well as a current college student. I am writing a paper on the history of enlisted uniforms and I have some gaps of information that I am having some difficulties in finding answers to. They all deal with the so-called 'Salt and Pepper' uniforms. I have seen pictures of some of those uniforms on Google and Bing but there are still questions left unanswered. The first of which is, did Navy personnel both male and female E1-E6 have a full dress white uniform at that period of US Naval history? If so, what did it look like? Did it resemble the jumpers that are currently in use or were they more like the choker whites that CPOs and officers wear? If so, where were the rating insignias worn? On collar devices, shoulder boards, or sewn on the left sleeve like they do in the Navy today? How about service stripes(hash marks)? Was the white hat part of the dress white uniform or the discontinued combination cover with appropriate enlisted cap device? Also, I have seen images of sailors during the early 70s through the early 80s in CPO style dress blue uniforms with some slight alterations(silver buttons and a different cap device on the combination covers). The one aspect of the uniform that isn't shown, however, is did the male E1-E6 sailors wear their rating insignia on the buttoned up dress white shirt by the means of collar devices, soft shoulder boards or sewn on the left sleeve and were hash marks sewn on the dress white shirt as well? I AM BEGGING ALL OF YOU FOR ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS LIKE AS EARLY AS YESTERDAY, PRETTY, PRETTY PLEASE!
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