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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2001

Other Cloth Insignia Not Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

U.S. Marine Corps

Second World War

Duration of Service Insignia

Service Stripes
Service Stripes One reenlistment

Marines wore a stripe for each four years of service on the sleeves of the dress and winter service coats. It was set at a 30% angle one and one-half inches above the point of the cuff.

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