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Started by Kevin Beyer , Dec 15 2007 08:44 AM

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#1 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

I recently purchased what I believe to be a membership badge for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

The DAV was founded on September 25, 1920, following the Great War. A detailed summary of their history can be found on their official webiste :History of the Disabled American Veterans

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I believe the solid blue ribbon to be correct. Although, I have seen examples in which the ribbon was different. Any information in regards to this would be greatly appreciated.

I have yet to see an officer's membership badge for this organization. Does anyone have an example they can post?

Kevin

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#2 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:13 AM

I have added another Disabled American Veterans membership badge to my collection. It is a Past Commanders badge. The ribbon is a little rough, but it is still quite appealing.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:17 AM

I have also recently added several reunion badges for the Disabled American Veterans. Here is a collage I put together. If anyone has any of these just lying around, let me know. I would be happy to add them to this grouping.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

Kevin,

I just came across a disabled veteran's group that I had never heard of before in the latest issue of The Company of Military Historians journal, "Military Collector & Historian." It is called the "Silent Army Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines."

Have you ever heard of this group? It seems that the "Silent Army" was a group of deaf Civil War soldiers. The journal shows correspondence from the Silent Army dating from 1894. The letterhead lists several officers and addresses but the President was A.G.P. Brown late Capt 24th NY Cavalry, 362 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY.

I have never heard of this disabled veteran group or seen anything from them.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:00 PM

Kevin,

I just came across a disabled veteran's group that I had never heard of before in the latest issue of The Company of Military Historians journal, "Military Collector & Historian." It is called the "Silent Army Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines."

Have you ever heard of this group? It seems that the "Silent Army" was a group of deaf Civil War soldiers. The journal shows correspondence from the Silent Army dating from 1894. The letterhead lists several officers and addresses but the President was A.G.P. Brown late Capt 24th NY Cavalry, 362 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY.

I have never heard of this disabled veteran group or seen anything from them.



Sarge,

I was able to find the following obituary that sheds some light on the Silent Army of Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines:

Capt. Allen G. P. Brown died on Saturday at his home, 382 Bergen Street, Brooklyn. He was born in Oswego County in 1840 and when the civil war broke out enlisted in the Eighty-first New York Volunteers as a drummer. He afterward became a private, and rose to be a Captain in the Twenty-fourth Cavalry. He received an appointment in the Custom House after the war, and removed to Brooklyn. Wounds received in the civil war brought on deafness, and he interested himself in founding the Silent Army of Deaf Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, consisting of veterans who were in the same plight with himself as a result of wounds received in battle. He was President of the society when he died.


Thank you for bringing this veterans' organization to light! I had not heard of them before. I am sure there is some very interesting research potential with this one!

Kevin

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:52 PM

Kevin,

Great information on this heretofore (to me anyway) unknown Civil War veterans group. It seems that the deafness had to be combat related to wounds received in battle. Sort of like Brothers of the Battlefield whose members had to be so many days under fire.

Thanks,

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:02 PM

First off, great thread! I really didn't realize that the DAV have been around so long! And, also, what an interesting note about the Silent Army Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. I would assume, given the period, that they had medals for members and the like. Would be interesting to come across some of that stuff.

I will look forward to updates on this thread, as it is quite fascinating.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:08 AM

How many of you knew the Disney Studio designed an emblem for the organization? Here's a link to the post in the Disney forum:

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=7133

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:48 AM

How many of you knew the Disney Studio designed an emblem for the organization? Here's a link to the post in the Disney forum:


Disneydave,

I had no idea that Disney even knew this organization existed. Thanks for sharing that link with us. It is connections like this that bring the whole hobby together.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

Thanks Kevin...I never heard back from the DAV...so if you ever come across any war era literature featuring that design or any background info related to the designs creation, please let me know.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:56 PM

I recently added a few more Disabled American Veterans reunion badges to my collection. The ribbons are a little rough, but with items like these, one never knows if it is the only example left...

DAV1947LasVegas.jpg

DELEGATE
DISABLED AMERICAN
VETERANS
NATIONAL CONVENTION
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
AUGUST 17-21
1947

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:01 PM

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DELEGATE
31ST NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED
AMERICAN
VETERANS
AUG 16-18(?)
1952

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DELEGATE
32ND NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED AMERICAN
VETERANS
Aug. 23 to Aug. 29
1953

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:43 PM

DAV1991NewOrleans_800.jpg

70TH
NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED
AMERICAN
VETERANS
AND
AUXILIARY
July 27 - Aug 1
1991
NEW ORLEANS

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:45 PM

DAV1994Chicago_800.jpg

DELEGATE
73rd
NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED
AMERICAN
VETERANS
AND
AUXILIARY
Aug 20- Aug 25
1994
Chicago, Illinois

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:46 PM

DAV1998LasVegas_800.jpg

DELEGATE
77th
NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED
AMERICAN
VETERANS
AND
AUXILIARY
Aug 22- Aug 27
1998
Las Vegas, NV

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:09 PM

I have just come across the first ever reunion badge for the Disabled American Veterans.

DAV1921DetroitMi_600.jpg

1st NATIONAL
CONVENTION
JUNE 27 - 30
1921

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

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19TH NATIONAL
CONVENTION
DISABLED AMERICAN
VETERANS
OF THE WORLD WAR
BOSTON, MASS. 1939

DONATED BY CITY OF BOSTON
MAYOR MAURICE J TOBIN

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:36 AM

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1940
20TH NATL.
CONVENTION
GREEN BAY

AUGUST 24-31

SPIRIT OF THE
NORTHWEST

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

Here's one from the Massachusetts state convention in 1933 it was held in my home town.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:36 PM

My collection consists of only National Convention badges and ribbons.

Is there anyone out there who has a collection of annual convention badges/ribbons from their home state?

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