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#51 Gil Sanow

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:28 PM

Yes, Sommerall was Chief of Staff, but it was years before the badge was adopted.  Still, he was allowed to wear it on his post retirement uniform as he is shown here.

 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:17 PM

General Charles P. Summerall was the 12. Chief of Staff of the Army from November 21, 1926 to November 20, 1930.

"War Department General Staff Identification"
28 July 1933 approved by the Chief of Staff, General MacArthur retroactive to 4 June 1920

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:18 PM

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:19 AM

This week I received for my collection the 3 inches version for Chief of Staff and former Chiefs of Staff made by BB&B.
It's a huge badge that is shown in comparison the the 2 inches version, but you must have it in hand to feel how fantastic it is.
It is the center piece of my collection.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:00 AM

Here is a picture of Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1942 wearing the General Staff badge.

Picture at british IWM Imperial War Museums
https://www.iwm.org....bject/205123830

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:11 AM

Here is the official drawing of the "IDENTIFICATION FOR WAR DEPARTMENT GENERAL STAFF"
from August 30, 1933 made by the War Department Office Quartermaster General.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:33 AM

Here is the General Staff ID badge I received for my collection.
Made by AMICO.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 05:03 PM

This one has the GEMSCO NY hallmark inside a wreath: it seems to be an less common mark for these, in my experience. This and the General Staff collar insignia came from a 1941 West Point grad.

 

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

This one has the GEMSCO NY hallmark inside a wreath



@Bob
Thank you for showing these pictures. I like the hallmark from GEMSCO NY inside a wreath.

I hope to find one of these for my collection on day.

At this time I have nine different of the 2" version
- Four BB&B pinback ( one "14K"; one "1/10 14K G.F."; two "BRONZE" )
- One Meyer New York 9M
- One AMICO
- One A.H. DONDERO INC. WASH.D.C. pinback
- Two unmarked pinback

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:59 AM

Order form from BB&B


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:00 AM

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 09:18 AM

 

 

Looks like the 14 Karat version has gone up in value since then :)



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:24 AM

Following picture is made of 3 parts from the SR 600-45-3, 17 May 1949

1. top of front page

2. paragraph 10  part of page 5

3. end of last page

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 11:21 PM

GSC certificate from 1949

Captain George S. Blanchard

 

 

George Samuel Blanchard (April 3, 1920 – May 3, 2006) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group (CINCUSAREUR/COMCENTAG) from 1975 to 1979.

 

 

 

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