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Sergeant Major Retirement Blues Box.

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Project by rickey posted 02-08-2016 01:36 PM 652 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took many pictures of this after I completed it, yet I couldn’t get on good picture without a reflection. I engraved the glass door with a dremel. That took some time. It has a light that shines on the name wood burned into the hanger. The light shined down on the uniform just right in the dark to light the front of the jacket, it was like a night light. The shoes look nasty in the box, but my command wanted the complete uniform in the box minus the cover. Crushed blue velvet along the back with a popped out Blood Stripe red crushed velvet down the middle of the back. I understand that the medals could be placed on the jacket as well, but SgtMaj. Mason wanted his blues in a box with a glass front. He told his wife she could break it and bury him in his blues when he dies. I made a M1 Grand rifle box that matched this box as well as a flag box. Semper Fi!!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 02:03 PM

The display is dynamite BUT my kudos go to Sergeant Major Mason for his service.
Thank You both !

U.S. Army Feb. 1960 – Feb. 1963

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 03:41 PM

How does one bend their arm to salute with that many stripes!! Beautiful display.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 04:29 PM

Any Marine would be proud to have this.

M/Sgt Rombold USMC (ret) 1955-1973

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 05:49 PM

As a Retired Marine I can certainly appreciate this and the work you put into its creation. I also like the extra touches with the Enlisted Rank Structure on the left panel. It is also fitting with the Dress Blue Uniform to have both the awarded Medals and Ribbons displayed on the uniform. The Medals would be over the left breast and Ribbons over the right. Fantastic job.

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 06:44 PM

Please give the Sergeant Major the best regards of a retired USAF fighter pilot. Thanks to all of you who served for giving your years and sometimes yourselves.

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 07:31 PM

there’s a whole lot of gold stripes on those blues… congrats the the Sgt. Major and nice job on the box.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 07:37 PM

whoha, looks bad-ass

-- John in Florida

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 09:40 PM

looks like a lot of care was put into this project. i am sure the SgtMaj is looking on with pride. thanks to all who serve.

-- When certain, measure again, just in case!

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