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Theater Made Silver Ashtray with DUI (Any idea what unit this is?)


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Any members know which unit this DI represents? It reads "ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL." The ashtray itself was made in Germany. It is marked: HANSEATEN HANDARBEIT.

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looks like an Amphibious unit ? Sea horse? How bout it DUI guys out there.

I like it very cool looking......


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Can you post a close-up of the DUI, looks like an M1 carbine in the upper right corner. neat.

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Here's the close up as requested

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That's a tough one. I checked my motto list and all I found was the 15TH CAVALRY REGIMENT (formerly 15th Armor)

“TOUS POUR UN, UN POUR TOUS” (All For One, One For All). Doubt it's that but it may help out in some way.

 

:lol: Good one hardhead, French Army Tradition Badge maybe then :lol:

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Considering the crossed carbine with hay hook, it's got to be the 494th Amphibious Engineer Hay Baling Regiment.

 

 

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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LMAO!


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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My Mottoes guide shows the 487th Transportation Battalion having that motto.

 

I couldn't find any insignia for the 487th after a quick Google search. I was wondering if this unit might have something to do with amphibious operations and cargo due to the seahorse emblem and the hook in the upper RH corner.

 

I also found a 487th Port Battalion, but again, no insignia.

 

I suspect this is a pot-war unauthorized DUI that may have started out as a port battalion and was later re-named as a transportation unit.

 

I hope someone has some definitive information.

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Here's the close up as requested

Red Seahorse on white oval background is the SSI of the WW2 Engineer Special Brigades.

 

Arrowhead likely is for the Assault landing device on campaign ribbons

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