Re: The New Quartermaster Award
Eric Kozowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 21:43:02 -0800 (PST)
>I think I agree. I just got one as a replacement for my circa 1995
>Quartermaster Award, which was a piece of junk. The new medal looks very
>good, but the knot doesn't seem tomatch other scouting awards.
Exactly, the quality of the knot is inferior to the rest of the award.
>Still, I hesitate to complain since I'm sure the national committee spent a
>lot of money replacing the junk the BSA put out before. Actually, the only
>reason I would even consider not wearing the knot is because none of the
>other quartermasters in my unit have one, so it makes me feel pretentious.
Our new Quartermaster came up with a clever solution -- turn the ribbon
inside out! It works and looks good ,too.
>A solution would be to replace it with a bar of your own. One mate has
>suggested that I purchase a strip for my awards from a military supply
>store. Has anyone tried this? He said this would help keep them straight
>and would remove the necessity for the knot.
Yep, you can have the award "mounted", although the new award has good
mounting, instead of the old "jewelry pin" style.
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