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#1 world war I nerd

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:08 PM

I need some help. This one's an anomaly to me.

 

This unidentified soldier is decked out as if he was a member of the AEF. He's wearing puttees and an overseas cap, so there's a high probability that he is either on his way overseas or he actually made it to France.

 

His insignia is comprised of U.S. and crossed rifles infantry collar discs. There appears to be two different types of insignia on his overseas cap as well, but they're difficult to make out with any certainty. If I had to guess, I'd say that there's a U.S. officers' collar device on the right side of his cap and a sweetheart pin on the left.

 

The big mystery is what's on his lower right cuff? By the way, that's the cuff on which a wound chevron would be worn. So what is the diamond shaped insignia with a horizontal bar?

 

Guesses and theories are welcome because I don't have any real clues as to what that insignia/badge might be.

 

Thanks for looking ... World War I Nerd

 

Overall shot of the man, his uniform and his insignia. By the way, the image is printed on American postcard stock, on which there is nothing but random scribbling on the back.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:09 PM

Close up of the upper half and insignia.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:11 PM

More close ups of his cap and collar insignia and the unidentified cuff insignia.

 

Does any of this look familiar to you?

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#4 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:26 PM

Close up of the upper half and insignia.

 

Interesting diamond patch, wish I knew what it is and am looking forward to the answer.

 

Another detail, he's wearing a "Trench" wrist watch on his left wrist.

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 05 October 2019 - 12:29 PM.


#5 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:40 PM

The cuff patch looks like a ww2 1st service cmd, I know it's not but resembles it

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