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#1 Kilroy56

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 05:51 AM

Dear Forum ,

This badge was recently picked up.

Thoughts welcome...

Thank you ,

Dominique

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#2 tarbridge

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 05:55 AM

Neat Badge...Proud parents surely.

#3 VMI88

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 05:59 AM

That is a really cool pin - I've never seen that design before, and being engraved really makes it special.

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 06:47 AM

Very nice! any history to it?



#5 Kilroy56

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:09 AM

Unfortunately not.
I just hope they all came through.

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:43 AM

Very cool pin with the engraving, I hope they all made it through. This particular sweetheart came in 2 different sizes. The larger version is almost 2 3/4" wide while the smaller lapel pin is only 3/4" across. The larger pin turns up on a regular basis but I have only seen the small size once.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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#7 doyler

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:26 PM

Reminds me of the 5 Sullivan Brothers....



#8 Scott C.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:24 PM

Always wondered about the symbolism of the inverted V in these - Mason perhaps?


Edited by Scott C., 03 August 2019 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Posted Today, 09:24 PM

Always wondered about the symbolism of the inverted V in these - Mason perhaps?


Edited by Scott C., Today, 09:25 PM.

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Hi Scott, I'm not positive but I believe the inverted V actually represents a Chevron.  As far as symbolism, the chevron represents the roof of a house, derived from the French word 'chevron' meaning rafter. It signifies protection. The chevron was granted to those who had participated in some notable enterprise, had built churches or fortresses, or had accomplished some work requiring faithful service.  So to make it short with regards to this pin, I think it represents faithful service to our country.


Edited by aznation, 03 August 2019 - 06:37 PM.


#10 Scott C.

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:08 AM

Thanks aznation, I can see what you're saying, and it makes sense here.  My vision is jaded by all the V-for-victory pins that were so prevalent at the time.



#11 katieony

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:22 AM

Really unique pin!




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