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#1 Baron3-6

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:09 PM

So I collect 38th Div items and recently found a pin just like the one below next to the patch (the only reference I found online was that completed auction photo without info).

I know it's 38th Division WWII, but when/how was it worn? Is it a sweat heart piece or something unofficial? The pin back clasp looks fairly primitive, Philippine made?

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

This is an unauthorized DI, not a “pin”, for the 38th ID. Yes, Philippine-made, and rare. When found, they are either painted or unpainted, like yours.

A similar UA DI exists for the 86th ID, and another Div, but the ID escapes me know.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

This is an unauthorized DI, not a “pin”, for the 38th ID. Yes, Philippine-made, and rare. When found, they are either painted or unpainted, like yours.

A similar UA DI exists for the 86th ID, and another Div, but the ID escapes me know.

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Much appreciated - that's why I put it in the DI section, I figured if it was anything worn on a uniform, that had to be it. 



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

I never thought these were a DI, as worn on the collar or shoulder and worn in pairs. If I remember right, they were worn on the pocket flap, below the ribbons.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:31 PM

Any pictures of this worn? I was going to put mine on an OS cap for display purposes.




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