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Messages - tredhed2

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Mottos were shared by diff units.

If it were a mission, there would be a cross on it. The CA grizzly faces sinister on the flag and on the crests of CA NG units or units w/ a NG history.

Have u checked w/ Aresta in Hawaii? This would be right up his alley.

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U.S. Military / Re: Brit or German?
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:05:25 pm »
German made

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U.S. Military / Can You Please ID these Navy rates and the metal insignia?
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:20:20 pm »
These were sent in to me.

Sailor was in US Navy 1942-46, and served on the USS Arctic.

....."I do know for certain (based on his separation document) that while in active duty, his final rate was "Fire Controlman 2nd class (technical)".  In the family files, we have his 3rd class rate badge (the 3rd picture), which would be his rate before he was promoted.  So I understand why we have this one.  But this rate badge, or his 2nd class badge on his uniform jacket (which we also still have) does NOT make him a CPO, correct?

Re the CPO badge: I have been told that this was probably given to him during training at Great Lakes.  Recruits may be given a rank during their training time.  When Dad 'graduated' and joined his ship, the rank he held during training becomes meaningless.  Is this correct?   And if it IS correct, then does it follow that he could no longer wear the anchor device (the 2nd picture) once he left training?

Also, nobody has been able to tell me what the square knot means on the CPO badge....."

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U.S. Army / Re: D.I. Crest Badge With Chinese Writing Reads Tokyo Cat
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:24:16 pm »
Tokyo Hunting Club badge, according to my source.

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General Discussion / Merry Christmas to each and all of you
« on: December 23, 2017, 04:57:27 pm »
You should start receiving your Jan-Mar 2018 Trading Posts any day now.

I hope you all have a safe and healthy New Year's too, and a successful one at collecting whatever you all collect.

 

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U.S. Army / 370th AIB, US Constab
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:43:14 pm »
When the mission of the Constab changed from policing Western Europe to the defense of Western Europe, the Constab was beefed up with a number of combat arms units being assigned to the Constab.

The 370th AIB was one of these units.

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U.S. Army / 35th Constab Sq
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:40:34 pm »
Many of you know I like to collect Constab insignia. Here is one for the 35th Constab Sq.

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U.S. Army / 4th AAA Bn
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:37:48 pm »
The unit used the "Skysweeper" AAA tracking AW unit.

Patch shows a witch sweeping the sky of enemy aircraft.

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U.S. Army / Re: Armed Forces Information School SSI
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:59:05 pm »
Or, you can compare it to known other period originals......

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U.S. Army / Re: Armed Forces Information School SSI
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:36:40 pm »
Looking at the cable count, the overall embr, and other characteristics, it's a period original.

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U.S. Military / Re: Need ID for patch with motto "RIAENIES DENUMIS"
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:17:50 pm »
33rd Inf 1930s 

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U.S. Military / Re: painted patch
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:09:39 pm »
Republic of Korea 1st Army

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Shows / Re: BAM SHOW Sept. 16Th Hayward,Ca.
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:08:27 pm »
This is a well attended show with a great variety of militaria for EVERYONE. You will not be disappointed for attending.

Easy location in Hayward, free snacks, too.   

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U.S. Army / Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:05:24 pm »
Thanks, Brent. I couldn't find it anywhere.

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General Discussion / Re: July Sept Trading Posts
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:25:33 pm »
They will be mailed out next week.

BTW - way, way too many of you have failed to renew. If you don't get it done by Sunday July 9th, you won't receive the July-Sept issue until after you renew.

Everyone - please log into your account and verify when your membership expires(d).

Thanks

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