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Posted 2 years ago

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clockerman
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I found this pin among some of my fathers items after he passed away.
I have had it for over 10 years and it is quite possibly 50-60 years old,,I am guessing.
I am not sure if it is a military insignia or something else. It measures approx 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch. It is enameled on a metal backing.
It is a heirloom for me so I do treasure it.
My father served in the US ARMY (40th Infantry Division) in Korea and was wounded during a nightime attack on his position. Maybe it has nothing to do with Korea or the US Army but I am still trying to find some additional information on this pin. Hope you enjoy.

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  1. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
    Yeah I finally made that out after my terrible photographs. I misplaced my eyesight and my magnifying glass recently.
  2. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
    I have a pin of the 40th Infantry Division. It is a yellow sunburst on a blue background. Beautiful item. My dad earned several medals but the one he most prized was his CIB. Combat Infantry Badge. His parents commissioned an oil portrait of him with his uniform and the one medal he has on in the painting is the CIB. The oil painting encased in glass hangs on my wall.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Your pin doesn't have a unit motto, which is normally found on Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI).

    While it could be military related, there is also the possibility that it was for another organization or patriotic.

    As a fellow CIB awardee, I'd like to see the painting if you'd like to post it to this site!

    scott

  4. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the comment AR8JASON

  5. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Just a guess from my foggy memory but I keep thinking Phillipines when I see this.
  6. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
    Militarist
    Thanks for the comment and it could very well be possible,. After he was wounded,,he spent the last few months of his recuperation travelling with the USO. He always told me about the ballplayers and the performers he met. He spent several months at a hospital,,,when he passed away,,nearly 50 years later he still had the shrapnel in his arm. The drs felt it was too dangerous at the time to remove as it was near his nerves. Maybe it was from Japan,,,he spent a little time there during the war. Thanks for your interest.

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