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Posted 4 years ago

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BennyCayey
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Got this items at auction, I don't have much knowledge on military items, I will like to learn at least something about them. I don't need value. I'll be more than thankful for any info. Thanks!

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    I will tell you what I do know, I'm sure others will jump in later.

    #1. Air Corps Unit patch from the Army air corps not sure what they called the unit.
    #2 Just USA Patches, not sure of use.
    #3 US NAVY Officer shoulder board Lieutenant
    #4 US NAVY Officer shoulder board Commander (I think)
    #5,6,9,10,& 11, are all unit patches, I can't tell you what units
    # 7 is a shoulder board for an Army 1st Lieutenant
    # 8 is a shoulder board for an Army Lieutenant

    Some of these might transfer to other branches but I'm sure someone here will direct you to a good research site .
  2. BennyCayey BennyCayey, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much Pop_abides, I appreciate you taking your time to help me.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    All look relatively modern, with the exception of the 5th Air Force patch (could be WW2 or modern repro).

    Shoulder strap 7/8 are probably for the Navy as well-- the US Army version would have a gold stripe near the edge and rank.

    The black and green unit patches (5, 6, 9- 11) go with the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) or woodland camo uniform that was worn by the US Army from the early 1980s until 2006/ 2007 when replaced with the ACU, which has the digital camo and velcro back patches.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    (1) 5th Air force
    (2) Logistical Commands (USA)
    (5) Army ROTC (3rd Version)
    (6) 121st Army Reserve Command
    (9) Medical Command Europe
    (10) 210th Field Artillery Bde
    (11) Special Ammunition Support Command
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    The two epaulets (3 & 4) or shoulder boards are for the U.S. Merchant Marine deck officer. number (7) is a Army 1st Lieutenant (8) Army Captain. And yes AR8Jason my feet were on the ground for the 3 years I was in the service.
  6. BennyCayey BennyCayey, 4 years ago
    Thanks to all the helpful info.

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