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Uniform Strategy

July 2024
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There is an item in the article about the court-martial of Lt. Jackie Robinson (August/September issue) that raises a question. On the first page of the article there is a picture of Lieutenant Robinson in Class A uniform with a branch insignia of the cavalry misplaced on his left lapel. The credit on the photograph is the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the date is November of 1944. On the sixth page of the article is another photograph of Lieutenant Robinson signing his contract with the Montreal Royals in October 1945, almost a year later, and the cavalry insignia is misplaced in the same fashion.

The usual placement of the brass is as it appears on Robinson’s other lapel. And what was he doing in uniform in the signing picture, which was a year after his discharge? Is it possible that both photographs were taken at the same time?

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