Uniform and rank insignia questions
In one of the plot summaries posted here, the author states "...sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout".
Is this true that during World War 2, the Marine Corps sent boot camp washouts home in "blue" clothing? Why could he not wear his original civilian clothes or did the Marines require them to be sent home during his first week of boot camp?
Also, I believe that the Marine corporal rank insignia wore on the green uniform jacket was incorrect. The World War 2 Marine Corps rank insignia that I'm familiar with has dark green chevrons with a bright red border. The chevrons that I saw in this movie appeared to have gray chevrons with a black border, which resembled World War 2 Army rank insignia.