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Your Tropic Lightning patches appear to be hand embroidered bullion ?

 

Combat Artillery Badge is perhaps made from an CIB in theater and most likely Japan where he served in the occupation.

 

Can you post a picture of the back of it?

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All your insignia is KW era.

 

#1 Top is Combat Arty Badge - UA but made and worn; the DIs are 52nd FA Bn and 196th Inf Regt

 

#2 S/Sgt (Cbt) AA Cmd two upside down 24th ID patches

 

#4 collar brass 4 PUC ribbon, UN ribbons Occupation ribbon

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The stripes are M1948 stripes, worn from about 1948 to 1951. They came in two versions: gold on blue for noncombatants and blue on gold for combatants.

 

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Picked this up at a garage sales not sure what some of the stuff is or if it's all correct and if it's worth anything

Thanks

 

 

I would think the 24th ID patches are a 40-50.00 dollar item.

 

The Artillery Combat Badge is unusual and should have value but I have never found one or seen one.

 

The balance of the group might be worth 30.00 or so depending on the fastening systems on the DIs.

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Your Tropic Lightning patches appear to be hand embroidered bullion ?

 

"Tropic Lightning" is the nickname for the 25th Infantry Division, not the 24th. Those are SSI for the 24th Infantry Division.

 

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Japan occupation currency.....Bodes

 

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No. These are US Military Payment Certificates. They were used for paying US military personnel overseas and were valid only on US installations.

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The Combat Artillery Badge is wonderful.. These are not too common to find, especially the earlier versions with the infantry musket.

 

I would be comfortable paying in the $50.00 price range for the badge itself..

 

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The Combat Artillery Badge with the Rifle is a WWII-Post WWII version. Very Hard to find!

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The Combat Artillery badge is sweet. Could be Japanese made occupation/Korean War era.
The 52nd FA was part of the 24th Infantry Div in Korea. The doomed silver discs are 50s era.So that all makes sense. Sweet little grouping. I would keep it all together.

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