J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 07:15:07 -0600
Mark Arend asked why gold before silver palm. My first thought is to wonder
- why not?
I don't know the answer but I will guess. B-P was a military man. I don't
know about ranks in his country but, in the US Navy, Ensign is a gold bar
and LTjg is silver; LCDR is a gold oak leaf and CDR is silver - in each case
the higher rank is silver. CAPT is a silver eagle and ADM star(s) are
silver. I suspect Mike Walton can tell you about a less well-known branch of
service where rank devices parallel the above scheme. 8-)
After looking at my Eagle I notice the gold palm is above the silver - seems
like it should be the other way around but they have been that way for a
half-century. Does anyone know if I have them wrong?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City