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Found these over the week-end. What was the purpose of the GI Joe Pin?

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Always looking for 70th Division(The Trailblazers) items or photos.

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Looks like the freebies you get in the VFW for each member recruited.......it's nothing to to do with the greatest action figure ever.

 

 

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The keystone behind the helmet suggests it is from Pennsylvania.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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Your VFW pin is most likely a memento of the 1972 Pennsylvania State Convention. All soldiers in WWII were referred to as "G.I. Joe" as a generic term- if you didn't know someone's name- you'd call them Joe, as in: "Hey Joe, you got an extra cigarette?" There was even a movie which starred Robert Mitchum and based on the writings of Ernie Pyle which came out in 1945 called "The Story of GI Joe."

 

Your type II collar disk is for the 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey National Guard.

 

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Allan H., ... is this information than the average Joe should know? :P


In memory of Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Lasher, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Killed in Action July 23, 2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Semper Fi

Lance Corporal's 2/8 challenge coin was STOLEN from his grave. Please see the following forum link for details: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/210650-challenge-coin-stolen-from-marine-kia-grave/&do=findComment&comment=1654270

 



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Patriot- You have got to be Joe-King! :rolleyes: Every Joe should know the sco'

 

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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