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Posted 11 months ago

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I came across this button in some of my mom's things. I don't know where she got it. It is about 1 inch in diameter. Can anyone tell me more about this?

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  1. flashlarue, 11 months ago
    I think it is the 156th Infantry Regiment Co. L. The 156th is from Louisiana and the style of the rifles on the insignia would place it between WW1 and WW2.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    It is a bronze collar disk insignia and was worn on the collar of the uniform to show that the soldier was assigned to Co. L, 156th Infantry. This would be worn on the wearer's left side with a US disk on the right.

    Here is an example of how they look on a uniform:

    The 156th Infantry consisted of LA National Guard troops and was part of the 39th Division AEF. The unit went to France, but did not see any combat in WW1.

    I would date your collar disk to WW1 or soon after.

  3. Clarky, 11 months ago
    Thank you both for your help in identifying this. Much appreciated.

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