Vietnam Era Helicopter Wings ?
Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:56 PM
It looks like a put together, so I'm trying to determine which insignia is truly Vietnam war era.
The wings on the jacket are marked "1/20 SF GI". Can anyone tell me if these are modern or Vietnam war era?
Thanks for you help ....
Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:23 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:05 AM
Sterling silver wings as well as the cheapies were private purchase as all officer insignia is, none is issued. These could have been bought at Clothing Sales or through a variety of companies that offer officer uniforms. The sterling silver Master Aviator wings I wore last were purchased off of Ebay. The only way to come close to being absolutely sure is to buy a set from the guy that bought them during VN even then it is doubt you will be able to tell the difference from later wings of the same type.
As for being helicopter wings, Army Aviators, commissioned or warrant, all wear the same insignia be they rotary wing or fix wing rated.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:23 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:40 AM
We weren't collecting them back then, we were just wearing them.
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