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CORD- FOURRAGERE (ALL UNIT AWARDS AUTHORIZED IN 1917), “RED”, ALL VG-EXC: …(A) W/BRASS TIP{5}; …(B) SILVER TIP{2}; …(C) W/ONE SHOULDER LOOP, FANCY BRASS TIP (GOOD); …(D) PLAIN PLAIN STEEL TIP. THESE RED CORDS WERE USED AS FOLLOWS: FOR “UNITS” (ALL “UNIT” CORDS HAD GOLD “COLORED TIPS – SO BRASS IS ACCEPTABLE) CITED 6 TIMES; WHEN CITED 9 TIMES THEY WORE TWO CORDS – ONE SCARLET AND ONE GREEN/RED; FOR 12 TIMES THEY WORE A RED WITH ONE YELLOW & GREEN CORD; FOR 15 THEY WORE TWO RED. NOW FOR “ARMY” LEVEL MENTION THEY WORE A YELLOW/GREEN CORD WITH “SILVER” TIP (“FIRST” CORD REQUIRED TWO CITATIONS AT PALM LEVEL), THEN FOLLOWED THE ABOVE SAME “UNIT” REGS FOR ADDITIONAL CORDS BUT WITH “SILVER” TIPS (STEEL – POLISHED – WAS CONSIDERED SILVER – JUST A CHEAPER VERSION). ADDED LOOPS WERE UNAUTHORIZED (UNOFFICIAL) IN THE ARMY. ROTC AND OTHER NON MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS WORE THEM. RATHER CONFUSING BUT WORTH NOTING. BILL EMERSON ANSWERED A LETTER WITH AN ARTICLE HE WROTE ON THESE CORDS. THE MARINES IN WWI WORE THEIR CORDS WITH BLACKENED BRONZE TIPS TO MATCH THE BUTTONS ON THE FIELD FOREST GREEN TUNICS (BRASS FOR DRESS UNIFORMS).