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Engineers Unit Guidon Flag with engraved rings on pole?


nbolinger
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Picked this flag up today, never had one with engraved rings on it. I dont have the bottom of the pole .

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"A silver band is awarded for active Federal (or Confederate) military service in recognition of campaign participation by company size units. (See AR 600-8-22 and AR 870-5.)"

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sorry first one

WORLD WAR 11 AP THTR LUZON

WORLD WAR 11 AP THTR BISMARK ARCHIPRLAGO

KOREAN WAR IST UN COUNTER OFFENSIVE

KOREAN WAR UN SUMMER FALL OFFENSIVE

KOREAN WAR CCF INTERVENTION

KOREAN WAR UN OFFENSIVE

KOREAN WAR CCI SPRING OFFENSIVE

 

They are tuff to read!

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Thank you nbolinger, yes, these are then the campaign credits of the 55th Eng Co, as mentioned separate non divisional companies rate these rings, on the regiment/battalion colors these would of course be your campaign streamers.

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I have a question for the other members.

 

We know a great many separate companies in WWII/Korea/Vietnam were awarded foreign awards, IE French/Belgian Croix de Guerre's, Philippine Presidential Unit Citations, Korean Presidential Unit Citations, RVN Stuff from the Vietnam War, not to mention U.S. ones like the MUC, or a odd PUC or two. In fact the 55th Eng Bn was awarded a Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for WWII.

 

So were or could these added as rings? We're not seeing one on this 55th Eng Guidon, or they just didn't bother???

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firefighter

This is 55th Armored Engineer Battalion, under the 10th Armored Division, ETO, WWII

 

What makes you think this? The campaigns match perfectly with the 55th Engineer Company.

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I collect these Engineer guidons, and every one which is a Company has the co number under the castle. The Battalion size units have the unit numbers above.

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You are correct firefighter that the record does match to the 55th Engineer Co. This may be the rare exception to the rule regarding placement of the numbers.

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firefighter

Nice flag,

They are hard to find with the "battle honors" like that.

Good question on the PUC.

 

You are right. The battle honors are very hard to find.

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Before streamers were adopted in the AEF late in WW1 and by the entire Army shortly after the war, silver rings were used on regimental colors to show campaign credit. After streamers were adopted, only guidons used the rings and finally, fairly recently, small streamers have replaced the rings on company guidons.

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Before streamers were adopted in the AEF late in WW1 and by the entire Army shortly after the war, silver rings were used on regimental colors to show campaign credit. After streamers were adopted, only guidons used the rings and finally, fairly recently, small streamers have replaced the rings on company guidons.

Right.

 

Interesting on Linedoggie's statement on the Fighting 69th's colors with rings, they must then be the original colors going back a ways, I wonder if their laid up in the Armory, or if their still carried?

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