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He does appear to have rank on his sleeves. It looks like it might be a uniform from a military school like this one from Penn:
Many military school uniforms were modeled after the West Point cadet uniform
Did he attend the Naval Academy? or a military school?
Texas Military Forces Museum
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Can you provide more information on the individual in the picture? Name, DOB, place of birth.
His name was George Frank Luhn, born 31 Jul 1897 in NY,NY. Moved to Hartford Conn when he was about 13.
died 25 Aug 1992, in Conn.
Was told he was in the Navy in WW1. Thank you, Julie
Dear Ms. Goodwine,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917-1918 in the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165) that contains 107 files related to Navy uniforms that may be helpful in identifying the uniform in the photograph you shared. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog.
If you know the name of the person in your photograph, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before 1959 and of officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from service after 1902 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 18/0 to NPRC. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
In addition, the Naval History and Heritage Command provides some information online about historical Naval uniforms that might be useful for your research. We suggest that you contact them directly for further assistance.
Finally, as Ms. Sharik has suggested, if this individual served in the Navy, then it is possible that he attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. You may wish to contact the Special Collections & Archives at the Nimitz Library to see if they can offer you any additional guidance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank everyone very much. Will follow up on the suggestions. JG