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Military Insignia and Pins109 of 183My Brother's U.S. Army Special Forces ("Green Beret") Regimental Crest Pin, circa 1970's - Symbols of Unconventional WarfareWWII German M39 breast eagle
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Posted 2 years ago

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AirFighter
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Lot of vintage military pins. I believe the one with the three stars is for the rank of Lieutenant General, but I am not sure for which branch of the service. I think some of the pins are called Distinguishing Unit Insignia pins but I am unsure of what the represent. There is a very small triangle pin with "I / 15/ A M" on it. Any help is appreciated.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The pins on the left side are DISTINCTIVE Unit Insignia (DUI)-- I am not sure of the units.

    The small ribbon with stars looks like a WW2 era Japanese Sergeant Major rank.

    Below that the gold shield with eagle is US rank for Specialist-5. It is the equivalent in pay to a Sergeant, but represents a soldier NOT in a leadership position. This was used in the US Army through the late 70s/ early 80s but the rank no longer exists.

    The large wing looks like it is a Master Parachutist badge-- not US.

    The caduceus with "MS" is Medical Service Corp insignia for an officer (US).

    The blue backed helmet and shield is a United States Military Academy (West Point) DUI for cadre.

    scott
  2. AirFighter, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much Scott for all of the help!

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