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I found this item at a military flea market this year and I'm having a hard time pinpointing what it exactly is. A couple ideas on what it may be are..


A) 92nd Division related


B) 10th Cavalry related


C) something else.. maybe 99th Aero Squadron (post-WW1)


It's made of brass - gold gilted - it's a screw-back device - made by Bastian Bros. Rochester, NY (double stamped on screw and actual piece).


It measures 1.5 inches wide x 1.25 inches high


Collar or Hat device?


Any help is very much appreciated :)


Ryan J. Conroy

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You could try contacting the company,as they are still in business:



High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941




" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw



" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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I can find no references to any 10th Cav DI being made w/o a torse.



I learned a new word! (At first I thought you were making reference to the Torse Cavalry.) Pretty impressive heraldic vocabulary you have there!





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I learned a new word! (At first I thought you were making reference to the Torse Cavalry.) Pretty impressive heraldic vocabulary you have there!



"Torse Cavalry?" haha I know enough to be dangerous when it comes to DIs


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Some info: I was told that this is the 99th Aero Squadron. I've only seen the flat white metal (tin) version of the quite famous Ridabock & Co New York. There were a couple other versions that I've seen, still flat, with very little detail. They became the 99th Observation squadron in the 1920s. This could be from that era then. The unit moved from Wright Patterson Ohio to Kelly field in San Antonio. I live in SA, so will try and get ahold of someone who might know if this crest of yours fits.--Ray

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