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All items95831 of 107527Wartime love letter to my grandmother from my grandfather.Short Timer Stick
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Posted 4 years ago

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Toyman
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I thought maybe someone would tell me if this hat was with this pin? This is the way I bought it.Thanks

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    The Gold Oak Leaf is for an Army Major. I would say it's pretty old.
  2. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    But does it go with the hat or no?
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Not sure. The style of the hat looks old. Not familiar with the style. It looks close to Civil War, but it's obviously not.
  4. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    Thankyou for all your help vikingfan82
  5. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 4 years ago
    Yes, the pin goes with the hat.
  6. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    Thank you Stepback antiques That was very nice of you.
  7. ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    We used that Army block cap from the late 1950's up until 1964 when they changed over to the baseball style cap. The Army major's gold oak leaf was worn with that block cap.
  8. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    Thanks kerry
  9. battlegear battlegear, 3 years ago
    this cap was also known as Ridgeway Cap . Cuban leader Fidel Castro wore this style of cap all the time with his uniform

    http://www.minnpost.com/_asset/tpjx6l/mp_main_wide/FidelCastroMayDay.jpg
  10. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    Yep, model 1951 field cap, with stiffened sides as popularized by General Matthew Ridgway. They were replaced about 1963 by the fatigue "baseball" cap.

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