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The three bullion here were allegedly made in England for a LT after the D-Day invasion. Just the story, so bah that. That leather one was once sewn, and was meant for the flight jackets

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-Brig
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RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Here's a bullion bar on the pinback of a collar disc, roughly Korean War era

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-Brig
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RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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I have finished mt 2nd LT, 1st LT and CAPT so far so I thought I would get them posted.

 

All of these pics were taken on a background grid. The squares are 1/4".

 

First up is decals used for helmets or what ever else they would stick to. Time period is a guess but probably did not date to pre WW2. I would guess about 1943 until late 1950's or very early 1960's. I'm not sure when the adhesive backed tranfers first came out but they pretty much replaced this type decal.

 

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Bullion examples. While bullion was used long before WW2 I suspect all of these examples were made / used between WW2 and the mid 1950's. These example are on Shade 56 elastique except for the one 1st LT that is on Tropical Worsted wool.

 

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These examples on poplin material date from WW2 to 1956. They were used on Officer Trench Coats, various parkas and other field coats.

 

This 2nd LT example is made like bullion except there is no wire in the insignia.

 

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Standard embroidered insignia on poplin.

 

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OD 107 cotton material with embroidered insignia. These date from 1969 until replaced by the new uniforms just recently. Note on all of the previous CAPT bars the small piece tying the two bars together were flush with the ends of the bars. On these subdued insignia the small piece has been moved from the end to where it is slightly recessed.

 

2nd LT desert subdued (example received 1992)

 

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I have no idea which era these are from. They are obviously not a matched pair. They were in my uncle's cache of ribbons, uniform buttons and other devices.

 

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Note on all of the previous CAPT bars the small piece tying the two bars together were flush with the ends of the bars. On these subdued insignia the small piece has been moved from the end to where it is slightly recessed.

 

The shape indicates those are Navy lieutenant's bars -- they're a slightly different design than Army/Air Force captain's bars..

 

Bill

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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