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U.S. Naval Academy

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1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

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Sons of Union Veterans

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Grand Army of the Republic buckle:

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This is a U.S. Lighthouse service set:

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Now there's something seldom seen

Well, as you know, there are several versions of the GAR buckle. The commonest is very similar to the Sons of Union Veterans buckle that I have in Post #103. Here's another version of the GAR buckle:

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Now there's something seldom seen

Oops, perhaps you were referring to the U.S. Lighthouse Service items. Sorry, I'm a little dense sometimes. As you know the Lighthouse Service was absorbed into the Coast Guard in 1939.

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I remember:

Chris Ingrassia (9/11) CPT Tristan Aitken (OIF, 2003)

MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

MAJ Hurley Shields (OIF, 2008)

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Thanks, GPW. Yep, the humble roller buckle gets 'personalized' pretty regularly. Here's one that I had made in a ville in Vietnam (the unit was the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Infantry of the 1st Infantry Division (1/2):

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Recent find.

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

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Nice one, Doyler ... Those non-roller style buckles apparently were as popular as the roller buckle ones for 'embellishment'.

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A third buckle is from a Marine who served in China immediately post-war. He probably took part in the effort to accept the surrender of Japanese forces that still retained their full fighting strength. The neat thing about this buckle is I know who it originally belonged to: Thomas L. Holder. When I bought it off the internet about 13 years ago, it was sold as an unidentified piece. When I got it, I looked on the back of the buckle and found this inscribed on back:

PL. SGT THOMAS L. HOLDER

288506

U.S.M.C. 1940-1947

 

Lesson learned: ALWAYS look on the back, on the rim, inside, in every pocket, the lining :).

 

 

You might find this interesting;

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14159-usmc-china-photos-and-paperwork/?hl=ditta

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Here's one of the many "re-up" buckles that were part of the re-enlistment swag:

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1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

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That buckle is almost beat up enough to look like a "short timer's buckle". Cool. Here's another:

 

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1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

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Great thread! Here's mine; this is a KW era buckle I put on one of my old belts and wear most days.

 

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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One more, Korean War era, 19th Infantry Honor Guard ( I think ) brass buckle and belt.

 

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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That buckle with the bullet halves on it is really cool!

I remember:

Chris Ingrassia (9/11) CPT Tristan Aitken (OIF, 2003)

MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

MAJ Hurley Shields (OIF, 2008)

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One more, Korean War era, 19th Infantry Honor Guard ( I think ) brass buckle and belt.

 

Nice one, Bob -- gee, its even got a CIB on it ... what a coincidence.

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1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

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Thanks to all for sharing. I somehow missed this thread earlier. It's like a virtual museum.

 

Ken

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This is a U.S. Lighthouse service set:

Those are a great set.First I have seen.Thanks for posting.

 

Lots of great buckles to be seen here

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Those are a great set.First I have seen.Thanks for posting.

Lots of great buckles to be seen here

Thanks, Doyler. Actually the numbered cap badge is far rarer than the buckle and the breast badge. Here's a reproduction of a Marine Corps buckle:

 

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Although a repro, the design by Hanover Brass Foundry is too cool to pass up. The company sells repro buckles from the Revolutionary War onward, with a specialty in Civil War buckles.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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