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  1. WOW, what an incredible group! What an incredible story! Thank you for sharing.
  2. World War I Nerd - I have not seen any regulations specific to buttons. I just assumed that all Federal insignia of any kind (including buttons) was unauthorized for Home Guard units. Since most HG units were equipped from supplies in local National Guard Armories, their uniforms often had state seal buttons. Most larger communities purchased buttons and insignia specific to their unit. The idea was to separate HG and State Guard units from any affiliation with Federal or State Government to prevent their being called into Federal service. Again, the primary function of these guard units was more to support the police in times of emergencies, as the Nation Guard had done. In 1919 only a couple of states had State Police. Local police departments depended on the National Guard for support when needed. The federalization of National Guard units left the police without backup. That is why these guard units were created. I think the CO above the crossed rifles is most likely Colorado.
  3. Beast - by regulation they shouldn't be wearing Federal buttons.
  4. Home Guard were very often issued obsolete uniforms and accoutrements - what ever was available in local armories.
  5. Waterbury CN. City Guard (Home Guard) wearing badge
  6. thank you WWI Nerd - Coming from you, that's quite a compliment!
  7. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/319605-guarding-the-home-front-in-ww1-cincinnati-home-guard-medal/ Photo of Cincinnati Home Guard wearing badges
  8. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/318944-military-police-badges/ WWI Nerd - check out the above there are at least four Home Guard badges posted and I have several photos of Home Guard wearing badges in my collection. It is important to remember that Home Guard in WWI was basically to support local police and provide security during times of emergencies. Home Guard during WWII was for national defense.
  9. WWI NERD - I think he is Home Guard. The badge and being armed only with a club is a very good indication.
  10. The neck tie for the Class A Army uniform in the 1960s was black. That whistle was never used by Army MPs.....The issued pea whistle was o/d plastic. Almost all MPs purchased brass whistles, although they were nothing more than decoration...….
  11. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/318944-military-police-badges/ Welcome to the forum dynamicentry - check the link above.
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