German Heer Chaplain Garrison Cap
Though the Nationalist Socialist (Nazi) party did much to destroy the influence of the church during their rein in Germany, there were still chaplains that served in the armed forces.1 Featured here is a Model 1938 garrison cap worn by a Heer (Army) chaplain. On the front is a silver Heer national emblem on a green background. Below the emblem is a wire national cockade and a violet soutache. This color of soutache denotes the service branch of Planmässigen Heeresgeistlichen, or Chaplain.2 Around the crown of the cap and the front flap is sliver piping denoting an officer rank.3 However, for chaplains this could be either the rank of Heerespfarrer or Heeresoberpfarrer.4 Two metal vent holes are found on either side of the cap.
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