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It's been quite some time since I've posted on the forum. Seems good military stuff has been harder to come by this summer. So I figured I'd post today's finds. In addition to the few items I found this morning, I came home with several questions. Thanks in advance. Best ABN

First up: I got two of these...it looks like a fishing box, has USN on the front. I think it's probably for a survival kit and it seems to me I've seen one before, but I can't place it and didn't see it in the reference I checked. Any thoughts on age/use?

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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This pin had been put in a tray of red cross items by the seller because of the cross on it. I'm not sure if it is or not, but the flags on it, as well as the pin have me thinking possible Brazilian Expeditionary Force connection. Any thoughts? Size is about that of a regular DUI.

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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backside:

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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This was so cheap that I couldn't pass it up

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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I haven't seen one of these on the loose in a while so I picked it up because the price was right

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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This one was pure luck. Right place, right time as the seller opened up. It's a 2 inch. 1920s-30s Robbins maker I believe is what the wings of gold book states.

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California

 

"Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

USAF

 

''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

"Those who melt their guns into plows will plow for those who don't." Thomas Jefferson

 

"I live in weirdville." Owen

 

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This one was pure luck. Right place, right time as the seller opened up. It's a 2 inch. 1920s-30s Robbins maker I believe is what the wings of gold book states.

Nice wing find...Congrats.

Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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I haven't seen one of these on the loose in a while so I picked it up because the price was right

 

The ribbon does not look correct on this one. Is it a different kind of WWII victory medal?

 

EDIT: Just looked closer and this is not the WWII victory medal. What is this medal?

 

...Kat


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I believe the medal is a WW2 Merchant Marine Victory Medal.

 

Chris


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I believe the medal is a WW2 Merchant Marine Victory Medal.

 

Chris

 

Thank you. I did not know this.

 

...Kat


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