Posted 10 days ago
My dad passed several years ago. I was going through his belongings that I tucked away. He said he never went to Vietnam (his papers said otherwise) and I found his orders that took him through Germany. I also found several letters about his marksmanship, confidentiality combat papers he signed (the agreement, not the actual orders), and what looked like termination from one unit and reassignment to another. I also found these pins. None of them match the letter of commendation I found, or any of the certifications listed on his papers (various shooting certifications... 4, I think).
What are these pins for? With the exception of the tank one, they all have posts that stick straight out the back and have what look like green earring backs to secure them. The tank has 4 posts that all fold in and point towards the center.