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militarymania

is this WW II or what...not my area of expertise/interest,,,,,many thanks,,,Robert

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Hello Robert due to being a pin back and not a post back example it most likely is late ww2 or korean war era. The star indicates it was a second award. Hope this helps

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As mentioned, the star indicates it is a second award. That places it as no Korean War or later since there was no way to earn two awards for WWII alone

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As mentioned, the star indicates it is a second award. That places it as no Korean War or later since there was no way to earn two awards for WWII alone

I was thinking that, but what if there was a bronze star conversion and he earned one the end of the war ? would that result as 2 from ww2 ?? Just a thought

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Subsequent awards (and a star) were not approved until 1951. So, it's no older than that. But, based on its appearance, I would say it is early 1950's era. Nice badge.

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militarymania

so now I am more confused than ever,,,is this late WW II or early Korean War??.... :wacko:

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It is at least Korean War. The CMB wasn't established till late in WW2.It's like the CIB, but obviously for medics.So say you were a COMBAT medic in WW2 you would be awarded the basic badge(no star).But then you served in Korea as a COMBAT medic you would be awarded what you have.Another star for another War.

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