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  1. I can’t read the back marks of all, those I can read are post WW2. Good for uniform replacements....
  2. I’d bet it’s the Elliot Trophy badge, if memory serves the trophy (Eastern Division) came about around 1910.
  3. Brig is spot on, in putting together Tim Klie’s monumental new book on EGAs we used a few examples of Generals wearing their commissioning emblems from the 30s... all that matters in that era, were they serviceable. I saw many examples of such as a young Marine. At the Ball I wore my fathers WW2 dress emblems. s/f
  4. I’m not a patch guy... so have no idea what I have here; original, copies, modern era, etc etc. would some help with the identification and value. Many thx! s/f
  5. At auction you might get around $200 for the group. You could see more if the right two collectors are bidding. Did you look at the reverse of the collar emblems for a Meyer marking?
  6. These are reproduced examples. There are no crisp details on the obverse and the details of the reverse are mushy... neat pic!
  7. ...your in my thoughts today buddy, I will never forget your friendship and mentoring! The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to SERGEANT LAWRENCE D. PETERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS for service as set forth in the following CITATION: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Squad Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam on 4 September 1967. During Operation SWIFT, in the province of Quang Tin, the Marines of the second platoon of Company M were struck by intense mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire from an entrenched enemy force. As the company rallied its forces, Sergeant Peters maneuvered his squad in an assault on an enemy defended knoll disregarding his safety, as enemy rounds hit all about him, he stood in the open, pointing out enemy positions until he was painfully wounded in the leg. Disregarding his wound he moved forward and continued to lead his men. As the enemy fire increased in accuracy and volume, his squad lost its momentum and was temporarily pinned down. Exposing himself to devastating enemy fire, he consolidated his position to render more effective fire. While directing the base of fire, he was wounded a second time in the face and neck from an exploding mortar round. As the enemy attempted to infiltrate the position of an adjacent platoon, Sergeant Peters stood erect in the full view of the enemy firing burst after burst forcing them to disclose their camouflaged positions. Sergeant Peters continued firing until he was critically wounded by a gunshot wound in his chest. Although unable to walk or stand, Sergeant Peters steadfastly continued to direct his squad in spite of two additional wounds, persisted in his efforts to encourage and supervise his men until; he lost consciousness and succumbed. Inspired by his selfless actions, the squad regained fire superiority and once again carried the assault to the enemy. By his outstanding valor, indomitable fighting spirit and tenacious determination in the face of overwhelming odds, Sergeant Peters upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country
  8. T-bar pins are a turn of the century feature
  9. .... I suspect someone hand intentions for another use, but never got any further than pulling off the screw post
  10. Thx for the correction Bill! The pin back EGA was also worn on the unpunched collars of the blues and whites of the era. I sorely miss wearing the Summer Whites, we made our Navy counterparts look like bellhops! (as did all our uniforms!)
  11. The numbered emblems represent Headquarters approval & consent for that company to produce for retail sales, the EGA following adherence of the regs regarding what it should look like etc. The number would go on to represent the company and used on the item for whatever items they manufactured, to sell. If I recall this began in the 50s and the V if I recall represents Vanguard...
  12. Each maker had their own method to deliver a black or black like finish, here is a pair I have for sale http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/340399-fs-hallmarked-officer-collar-emblems-egas/
  13. Looks fine by me... that said it appears to have started life as a screw back and along the way was converted to a two-pin configuration.... s/f
  14. EGA values are all over the map... best you could expect 15 - 20 without a mate
  15. Your correct, enlisted issue emblem for the dress blue collar. Started using these around 1930 and ended use shortly after 1930
  16. It’s a design which had its start in the twenties, made for Officers and enlisted. The design was tweaked thru the decades up to this example. Your clutch back enlisted version was made for a limited period and worn on the long sleeve shirt of the Summer service alpha. There may very well be over two dozen variations of this pattern. In metals used and globe design.
  17. Bravo Zulu... “thread of the month”
  18. ... what Allan said!!!!!
  19. DAM!!! You are so fortunate to have secured these for your collection.... I would give my left____ to get these!
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