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Any idea on this "Armed Forces" markmanship badge?


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Hi everyone,

 

I just picked up this badge with several other US WWII insignia and I can't find any info on it anywhere.

 

White enamel star design with a red Catholic cross. Marked "Armed Forces". Ladder-style "1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year" clasps.

 

The hallmark is "Q.C. Cook Elgin" or "O.C. Cook Elgin".

 

Could somebody ID this badge?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Alex Boban - Owner of 44th Collectors Avenue, LLC
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It looks similar to a badge I got for Sunday School attendance many, many moons ago. Every year of perfect attendance was awarded with a hanger like the ones showed. Mine didn't have "Armed Forces" on it so I am unsure where this would have been given.

 

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Thanks for your inputs.

I think Bruce is right. The red cross looks similar to the cross found on Knights Templar or Knights of Pythias caps / shoulder boards. This is probably a masonic badge for a member who served in the armed forces.

 

Best,

Alex Boban - Owner of 44th Collectors Avenue, LLC
QMDepot@44thcollectorsavenue.com

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