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    Posted 2 months ago

    Fairesst
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    My grandfather was a WWI infantry soldier. Found this flag in a old chest and would love to know anything about it.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      The style is of the banners displayed to indicate family members in the service, a star for each. Never seen one with anywhere close to 12.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      They were used by businesses as well.

      They are known as "son in service flags".

      The larger ones like these were more prevalent during WW2.

      scott
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 months ago
      The Service flag, also called the Blue Star Flag, was designed and patented by WWI Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on the front line...
      https://www.bluestarmothers.org/service-flag
    4. Fairesst, 2 months ago
      Thank you all for these replies and information. My grandfather had a brother who also served and I found a similar flag with 2 stars, so this makes sense. The 12 starred red flag remains a mystery but I now know more than I did.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      Patented ? For sale ? Capitalism never takes a day off ! LOL !!

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