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Help ID'ing a WW2 Veterans Engineer DUI

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Hello all, a friend and fellow pickers father in law passed away! Her and her husband have no real connection to the stuff so decided to let a lot of the stuff go! The only military things found didnt seem to correspond with his service, a set of ww2 navy wings cap size and a USMC Sweetheart pin. This pin though did seem to correspond, he was an engineer in ww2 and was wounded and received the purple heart. I have some info about his service and a photo she sent me which i will post later.

Now there are two mysteries here first i can't find an ID for this DUI, i hunted high and low and couldn't find another even similar. Secondly in the Meyers reference section its seems to state this DUI was early 50s production and i dont believe he saw any service after ww2. Any help would be much appreciated! Unit and images to follow later today!

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Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Not engineer. That's the 8th Infantry Regiment.

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With incised NSM HM, also WW 2 period DI.


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With incised NSM HM, also WW 2 period DI.

Thank you both for the help with this one!

 

Tred this one has the NYC in the hallmark that i read was only early 50s ?


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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To give a more of a frame of reference, the 8th Infantry was a part of the 4th Infantry Division. Was he in the 4th Div during the war?

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All i know presently he was in the 4th Platoon Co D 7th BN, is that of any help is identifying if it was his ?


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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All i know presently he was in the 4th Platoon Co D 7th BN, is that of any help is identifying if it was his ?

Would that be 7th Engineer Battalion? If so then that's 5th Infantry Division.

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I dont have that info i thought he was an engineer but now can't find anything saying that !


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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I dont have that info i thought he was an engineer but now can't find anything saying that !

Welp I don't know then, that unit may of been his Basic unit whereever post that might of been, and in whatever branch.

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