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Please help ID these paratrooper wings?! No makers mark or other id info on back!

 

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1SG_1st_Cav posted pictures of similar wings w/82nd Airborne Div SSI emblems on them where the shield is on these.

 

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Thx and God Speed!

Sgt (ret) Dan Perry, Hvy SP FA, Ordnance/Turret Mech 45D-2, M110A2 8' 203 mm Cold Steel On Target!

Son of a 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team Paratrooper!

In memorial of my Father, Cpl Floyd R. Perry, served Sept 42-Sept 45, MP, Infantryman, Hvy Mortar Crewman, Paratrooper!

Purple Heart w/1 oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with/V device; EAME w/1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, 2 Parachute Invasion Arrowheads; Good Conduct; Occupation Germany Medal; American Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Combat Infantrman Badge earned in Southern France; Paratrooper Wings w/ 2 Bronze Stars; Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf Cluster, French Croix De Guerre w/Silver Gilt Star; Belgian Croix De Guerre; Belgian Fouragere; www.517prct.org www.wwiiadt.org

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Curious,note on the one you posted has rings, as if a bar was to hang from them, while the 82nd Abn Div one do not. Maybe yours is a sweetheart type, with a message of some kind or a girls name in bar form hanging from the rings?

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Looks like a United States Parachute Association badge/wing. Loops are for a suspension bar indicating the number of jumps.

 

 

Larry

 

Yep, good call I think that's what this is, something associated with the United States Parachute Association.

 

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US82BRAVO is absolutely correct!

After researching the US Parachute Association I found that the wing badge can be gained with membership and the award of hangers can be achieved with successive jumps in increments of 1000, 2000, etc. or awards of freefall hours in increments of 12, 24, etc and particular awards as designated by the membership, such as tenure, lifetime contribution, and other particular achievements such as association offices held.

Tandem jumps cost upwards of $200 and it takes as many as 9 jumps to earn the priviledge of freefall trained status to begin collecting freefall time, which to collect 1000 hours is no small accomplishment, so earning those little hangers are no small feat!!!

Thx Patchs & Larry!

Dan

Thx and God Speed!

Sgt (ret) Dan Perry, Hvy SP FA, Ordnance/Turret Mech 45D-2, M110A2 8' 203 mm Cold Steel On Target!

Son of a 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team Paratrooper!

In memorial of my Father, Cpl Floyd R. Perry, served Sept 42-Sept 45, MP, Infantryman, Hvy Mortar Crewman, Paratrooper!

Purple Heart w/1 oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with/V device; EAME w/1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, 2 Parachute Invasion Arrowheads; Good Conduct; Occupation Germany Medal; American Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Combat Infantrman Badge earned in Southern France; Paratrooper Wings w/ 2 Bronze Stars; Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf Cluster, French Croix De Guerre w/Silver Gilt Star; Belgian Croix De Guerre; Belgian Fouragere; www.517prct.org www.wwiiadt.org

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