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Fred Borgmann

The Military Order of The Cootie

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Neat Cootie stuff!

 

I remember the Patch King from when I was a kid. They made, and sold, a ton of US patches over the years. Good memories.


"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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Been meaning to post my cootie helmet so, here it is.

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Illustration two.

 

This is my multi-barred Military Order of the Cootie membership badge. It has bars for all three degrees NIT, GRAYBACK, and COOTIE. The ribbon is in rough shape, but for items like these, one takes what one can find. The mark on the reverse states: COPYRIGHT / PATENT / BY M. O. C.

 

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Is there anything on the reverse of these insect pins that directly associates them with the Military Order of the Cootie?


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I picked this up at a local flea market over the weekend from a vendor- It is sans the ribbon- I got it because I remembered reading something about this order on the forum and funny this thread should pop up tonight

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back -sorry best I can do without my flat bed scanner-its down at the moment. Can you tell me about the hallmarks on the back, please? thanks. dave

 

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Hello

 

My friends neighbor Bob is 73and ex Marine!

 

He is a member and was telling me about theCootie!

 

Here is Bob's jacket!

 

PVON

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It was funny how he explained how everything is backward!

 

Roll call and your name! Answer not here!

 

Salute sorta Three Stooge style!

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Let's show some Land of Lincoln spirit here!!!!

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The true test comes to us all, though rarely at the time or in the manner we would choose. So keep your powder dry, watch your 6 & Stand Fast!

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