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    Posted 16 days ago

    CarmenSD
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    I was given these recently by my mom. In my grandmother's handwriting is "This was cut off a dead German soldier." I believe my grandfather was in WWI. However, the brown badge in the shape of a shield with a gold star and a red Indian does not look German to me. Also, the patch with red embroidered "153" has a button that has a crown on it. Can anyone help me identify what kind of insignia this is and if I should contact a museum or something? Thanks!

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    1. bobby725 bobby725, 15 days ago
      found this , hope it helps.

      https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn35173
    2. bobby725 bobby725, 15 days ago
      also found this--

      http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/223866-star-and-indian-head-insignia-of-the-2nd-infantry-division-aef/page-7
    3. scottvez scottvez, 15 days ago
      The Indian Head patch is for the 2nd Infantry Division (still used today). The chevrons are overseas service (US).

      The "153" is German-- don't recall if the number represents a Division or Regiment?

      scott

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