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    Posted 1 year ago

    jthomson
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    Hi, and thanks for any assistance you can offer. This is a fairly old pin, owned by a former ww2 era soldier, and it may or may not be military in origin. It's 1.75" in both height and width and is secured with 2 pin backs. It resembles other military insignia I've seen, but those usually have screw backs.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      It is an Army Officers hat badge.

      The clutch back with grommets would seem to indicate that it is post WW2. Early ones would have one central screw.

      A photo of the back showing the manufacturers mark and the pins would be helpful in determining the exact age.

      scott
    2. jthomson, 1 year ago
      Thanks, Scott! I added two photos of the back. The only marking I could discern was the letters "KREW" on the back.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Made after 1965, they were new issue when I went in the service in 67 and still used when I got out in 77.
    4. jthomson, 1 year ago
      Thanks! That's very helpful!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      These officer hat badges have been around since the early 20th century-- not sure of the exact date, but I know they were used in WW1.

      The KREW company is a post WW2 company (and still in business today, I believe).

      scott

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