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WWII Amico USMC General Stars

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#1 jeffs1130

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:05 PM

Anyone know, would these be WWII USMC issue General Stars?


They are pin back and marked Amico Sterling... Large fat, rounded style star


Came from an Armored Veteran who was field promoted to Lt. in WWII, revived PH, BS, & SS Medals. He also served in Korea, in a graves registration unit... No idea how he got these!





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Posted 18 December 2016 - 06:15 AM

Officers bought their own rank, but yes, these types of smooth stars were popular with many USMC Generals

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:41 PM

USMC regs specified "smooth, slightly dapped or domed" stars for general ranks in the WW2 period. The USN also specified "plain, raised and rounded" stars for collar rank. The Navy regs changed to "pyramidal" stars in 1961, not sure about the Marines.

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