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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I would like to know the significance of the stone and if it was customary to place a diamond in these pins.

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    1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      How did you know it was Eastern Airlines ? it's not marked that I can there some other info with it?
    2. jackofalltrades, 10 years ago
      Hi , I like the pin ! The meaning of which is simple . Capt Eddie Richenbacher was the first world war 1 ace and his famous" Hat in the ring "squadron (So named because the US had finally comitted to the war effort .) laid many enemies in their graves and Capt Eddie later became President of the once major Eastern Airlines . My uncle, Capt J.J.Masaitis proudly flew for Eastern and Captain Eddie for many years . I hope this helps your search . Jack Mason
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Yup, 94th fighter squadronor 'The Hat in the Ring' squadron see this link:
    4. J R Fraley, 10 years ago
      My Dad worked for Eastern from 1945-1978.
      He has this tie pin + a Ring with this pin embedded in it and was wondering WHAT it ment to the old Eastern Employees.... It was given to me AFTER his death.
      I had Never seen it before.
    5. Jimmy, 10 years ago
      It is an Eastern Airlines 25 year employee lapel/tie tack pin w real diamond.
    6. JudyG, 9 years ago
      I received a hat in the ring pin with diamond on the 25th anniversary as a Flight Attandant with Eastern in 1989. On a short stop in Mexico City it was taken from my jacket while I was in the airport. Does anyone know where I could get a replacement for it?
    7. t.trout, 9 years ago
      The EAL hat in the ring service pin 20 years no diamond, 25 years 1 diamond, 30 years 2 diamonds, 35 years 3 diamonds, 40 years 4 diamonds, 45 years 5 diamonds

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