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Posted 5 years ago


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I was hoping someone would know what this patch is. Not sure if its a military patch or was a boy scout patch or what. I'm not even sure if it is vintage. It was found with a bunch of older pins in a box inside a wall. If u recognize it please share.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    It is an Honorable Discharge emblem and was commonly worn on the uniforms of recently discharged soldiers in WW2.

    Known by service members as the "Ruptured Duck".

  2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    It's a WWII era honorably discharged patch, nicknamed "the ruptured duck." Soldiers returning from WWII wore it on their uniforms. Since it has a white background, I think it may be made for a white Navy uniform, but I'll leave that part of the identification to one of the Navy folks here.
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    oops - beat me to it by a few seconds scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I just barely beat you!

    Any thoughts on my cigarette box engraved to an African American soldier in WW2?

  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    just to add a little. These were worn on their uniforms above the right breast pocket after they were discharged and wearing the uniform home(up to 30 days) due to clothing shortages,this would tell the mp's and sp's, those persons were not awol.
    Here's a link to the small pin I've posted:
  6. Driewer Driewer, 5 years ago
    This is definitely a Navy honorable discharge. Nice patch!

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