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#1 Brig

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:51 PM

got these mixed in with several gold ones...anyone know what they're for?
 

EDIT: Pictures are lost


Edited by cutiger83, 27 May 2014 - 06:27 PM.
Updating dead photo links 5/27/14


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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:17 PM

These could be a number of things (particularly the ones in the cluster on the left - which I have no idea about) but the one on the right looks like an old ROTC patch that they would wear on the lower right sleeve (often accompanied by a star or a patch saying "ROTC"). I have seen identical ones in gold and blue. So, perhaps it is ROTC?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

I've always heard it may be Canadian? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

Edited by Brig, 08 February 2008 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

These are U.S. Labor Service/Civilian Support rank insignia, e.g. for guards etc.
1 stripe: "Watchman", 3 stripes: "Inspector".

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:59 AM

As the three stripes together appear to be German bevo weave, I would agree with the German Labor Service ID for those.
The single, is made exactly the same was as a WWII overseas bar except for the color. I would attribute the single to a US ROTC unit. During WWII, different school were affiliated with certain branches of service. Norwich University for example was a Cavalry school. The red stripe would have been worn by a cadet that was going to school at a college or univeristy affiliated with the field artillery, coast artillery or Engineer Corps.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:22 AM

thanks guys

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:12 PM

Labor Service http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


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