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#1 michaelfrank

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:01 PM

A few years back I did some research but couldn't come up with what these are.

 

They were in a box my Dad had, with some of my grandfathers military pieces. My grandfather was WW2 Army Airborne and my Dad was in the Illinois National Guard in the late 60s/early 70s. Started looking from there, but never found where these might be from... ribbon bar for scale:

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

jrotc cadet staff sergeant? thats what my first thought was



#3 Lee Ragan

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 03:54 AM

I think Jake is right. These appear to have been trimmed from an ROTC shoulder slip-on. Why anyone would do this is a mystery.



#4 Dakota

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:59 AM

JROTC uses White on Black Epualettes. More than likely ROTC.



#5 michaelfrank

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

thanks gents. after doing a search, I came across these on ebay at the moment:epaulets.JPG

 

I think it's got to be the case that these were cut away. No one in my family was in jrotc/rotc that I know of, though my grandfather was a collector of just about anything he found that he thought was interesting. Could be something random he found and out in the same box as his WW2 ribbons/patches.



#6 WW2JAKE

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:05 PM

thanks gents. after doing a search, I came across these on ebay at the moment:attachicon.gifepaulets.JPG

 

I think it's got to be the case that these were cut away. No one in my family was in jrotc/rotc that I know of, though my grandfather was a collector of just about anything he found that he thought was interesting. Could be something random he found and out in the same box as his WW2 ribbons/patches.

on second thought ive heard some say they resemble 1947-1950 transitional female chevrons but ive never seen any proof, maybe something to look into




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