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US Marine Corps WWI? Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin


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Hey Guys,

I picked up this USMC HD lapel pin today. This is the first one that I have come across with a dark blue enamel background instead of the standard white. Has someone out there made any reference posts, as to when, and how many different styles they made, and when they where first made? I was wondering also, if this lapel pin with both longitudinal, and latitudinal lines present indicate that it was made during or at the end of WWI service? post-54415-0-28629500-1527989754.jpgpost-54415-0-61573300-1527989767.jpg

Thanks Again,

Kent

 

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I don't think anyone has pinned down the number of styles...I have somewhere between 15-20 variants in my collection, and this is a new one to me

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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New to me also but a great piece

 

Bill

"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Thanks guys,

I would have initially thought reservist, but why dark blue over the usual light blue? I just recently sold my first numbered MCHD lapel pin, which I had thought was very rare, but surprisingly didn't have much interest.

Kent

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They're a niche item. Used to bring 20 bucks or so for early ones, I sold a WWI-20s one last night, after sitting on eBay for weeks, for ten bucks

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

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