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This one speaks for itself. This is another one that has been misIDd through the years. We corrected the record on this one, and most dealers are honest about them - I said "most".
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U.S. Army / Japan War Crimes Trial (WCT) patch
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 21, 2017, 12:16:49 am »
This one has also been misID'd for decades. It was worn in the Philippines for the Manila WCT, which lasted all of two months in 1946. There is evidence that it is a Philippine Army patch, worn by one of two units (or maybe both), and Americans involved in the Trials were granted approval to wear it.

It was NOT worn in Japan for any of the Trials there. BTW - there were WCT held in many different countries following the war - Russia, China, Singapore, Australia, Nuremberg - and all the Trials were known by their geographical locations.     
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U.S. Army / 24th Cavalry Division - ONLY
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 21, 2017, 12:12:51 am »
The patch on the left has been IDd as "21st Cavalry Division"; the one in the middle, as the 24th Cavalry Division. No one knows how this came about. Both are for the SAME unit, the 24th Cavalry Division. However, both of these patches as depicted were never worn. They were made for collectors; note they are both fully embroidered. The true period original 24th Cavalry Division patches are like the round one on the right, emb on wool.   
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U.S. Army / Fake - MisID'd 442nd AT Co/Bn/Plt patches
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 21, 2017, 12:08:56 am »
Here is a little of what we have published to "keep the record straight".

This first one is for the so-called "442nd AT Co/Bn/Plt" patch. It is listed as one of those units even today. It is NOT for the 442nd AT Co. They never had a separate patch from the 442nd RCT patches at any time in the unit's history. It is a patch from the marketing arm of Four Roses Society Bourbon, an alcoholic beverage. If you search Ebay for "Four Roses Society", you will find magazine ads from the 1950s and 60s which feature either of the two patches shown. Too many dealers take advantage of the fact that MOST collectors do not know the difference, but have seen the patches incorrectly IDd in several patch books. Do not believe the sellers, unless you have extra money to spend.       
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General Discussion / July Sept Trading Posts
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 19, 2017, 09:39:45 pm »
They will be mailed later this month.  This issue is always a little later due to the renewal period.

Remember, no more NL except on line to those with email addresses. I sure hope you all know the difference between the TP and NL by now.....   
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General Discussion / Re: Membership renewals
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 14, 2017, 10:53:51 pm »
Thanks to all of you who have renewed your memberships.

If you haven't done it yet, please get it in prior to 1 July. We have to have a cut off date, and you will not receive your July-Sept 2017 issue of The Trading Post if not renewed.
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U.S. Army / Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Last post by tredhed2 on June 06, 2017, 03:17:11 pm »
Is this HM on an insignia? What insignia is it?
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U.S. Army / Unidentified Hallmark
« Last post by kosmerl on June 05, 2017, 01:15:43 pm »
Does anyone out there recognize this hallmark?  I have a lot of reference materials but I am stuck on this one.
Thanks for any insight you might.
Chuck
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U.S. Army / Re: Division nicknames on tabs
« Last post by Lars on June 01, 2017, 03:10:21 pm »
Fantastic thread, thanks for sharing these unique gems!

Lars
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U.S. Army / Re: Division nicknames on tabs
« Last post by tredhed2 on May 31, 2017, 05:41:22 pm »
Last one for awhile
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