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Why Is a Colonel Called a Kernal? the Origin of American Ranks and Insignia, Oliver, Raymond
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Author Name:    Oliver, Raymond

Title:   Why Is a Colonel Called a Kernal? the Origin of American Ranks and Insignia

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Fireship Press 

ISBN Number:   1934757594 / 9781934757598

Seller ID:   ING9781934757598

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"Short. Quick. Entertaining. A marvelously fun read " Raymond Oliver, then the Curator for the McClellan Aviation Museum (now the Aerospace Museum of California), was once asked by a colonel why her title was pronounced "kernal" and where her eagle insignia originated? That simple question began a quest to trace the development of various categories of rank. What began as a paper, however, soon developed into a booklet, which eventually wound up as this book. Have you ever asked yourself questions like: Why is Colonel pronounced "kernal"? Why does a Lieutenant General outrank a Major General? Why is Navy Captain a higher rank than Army-Air Force-Marine Captain? Why do Sergeants wear chevrons? If you are in the military, this book will give you a deeper appreciation for your rank and insignia-and you might find yourself wearing it with even more pride. If you have not been in the service, or are a family member of one who is, this book might help to put an historical perspective on the often confusing layers of rank. Either way: military, ex-military, soon-to-be military, friend or family... it's a delight



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