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An earlier post was made about a swagger stick made from a Label bayonet and carried by Patton. Here is one I have that was made in North Africa and purchased there by Sgt. J.S. The photos are not complete but show the general idea. Thanks.

 

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Here is one showing the soldier with the crop. He was an Army Photographer.

 

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Very col. Looks lke an officer's US cut down to form his nitials "JS"? Can you show a close up of that?

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Yes, it is a U.S. lapel pin with the one leg shortened to make a J. The soldiers initials were J.S. Thanks for looking.

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Salvage Sailor

2nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Shafter, T.H. 1916

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How about some 1930's Coast Artillery swagger.....

 

This is a pair of 21" long swagger sticks which belonged to a CAC man with the initials A.K., the search for his full name continues.

 

One is from the 6th CAC at Fort Winfield Scott, California - The Harbor Defenses of San Francisco. (Fort Funston, Fort Miley, Presidio of San Francisco, Fort Winfield Scott, Fort McDowell, Fort Baker, Fort Barry, Fort Cronkhite)

 

The second is from the Hawaiian Separate Coast Artillery Brigade, HQ at Fort Shafter, T.H. (Fort Derussy, Fort Kamehameha, Fort Barrette, Fort Ruger, Fort Weaver, Fort Armstrong)

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The 6th is made of California Redwood with a highly lacquered finish and an afixed Regimental decal - motto: "Certo Dirigo Ictu" (I Aim With a Sure Blow) and "6th Coast Artillery"

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The Hawaii Separate Coast Artillery Brigade 21" swagger stick is made of Hawaii Koa wood and had the carved initials "A.K." It also has the H.S.C.A.B. afixed decal beneath a lacquer finish.

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Here's the only one I've ever owned --except for a really poorly made Iraqi stick---it's not very fancy--just has the EGA on the knob and nothing very fancy on the pointing end but it came from a WW2 & Korean War Marine artilleryman who also deployed to China to dis-arm the Japanese Army after the Okinawa campaign.

 

Among his items I also have a picture of him from Life magazine taken during the Chosin reservoir "attack in a different direction."

 

As you can see, it's really hard to get a good clear shot of the ega on the stick.

 

s/f

Al

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iron bender

My dad's swagger stick from Korea in 1968-69. He was a 17th Infantry B co. platoon leader then took over as c/o of C company.  His mechanized mortar section actually covered Freedom Bridge when the Pueblo crew was returned. Kind of interesting family history. 

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Here's another I found at a junk store for cheap. I Corps with an interesting name. (really the only reason I bought it)

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The Rooster

Greetings all. I have a few. But this is my best one. Although the sheath is damaged, I still

think its a great piece. Looks like it was made using an old bayonet.

Its one of the coolest pieces in my collection.

I feel honored and fortunate to be the caretaker of this piece.

Thank you for checking it out.

Major General Frank Milburn commanded the 21st corps in WW2.

And the 1st infantry before Korea.

 

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