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45th Infantry Division Korean War KATUSA Sevice Badge

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Treadhead (thanks) sent me the copy of the KATUSA drawing from the July-Sep issue of the ASMIC trading post a year ago and I just picked up an original badge from the Bay. Below you will find the story of the KATUSA service badge that I found online at https://newsok.com/gallery/6028542/pictures/2009881. The website als has several great 45th ID pictures and stories from the 1950's and 1960"s.

 

 

 

45TH INFANTRY / 45TH DIVISION / MILITARY / DEFENSE / SOLDIERS / KATUSA / BADGE: "Katusa's of the 45th Division now have a distinctive service badge of their own, designed and prepared by the Thunderbirds for presentation to Korean troops who served with the division during combat. Maj. Gen P.D. Ginder, 45th Division commander, fostered the idea, hoping to make the Korean troops, detached from their own army, feel themselves a more integral part of the division. He wanted to express, in the form of an award, the division's appreciation for their efforts while serving with the Thunderbirds. What originally started out to be a regimental crest ended in the present form of a service badge, moulding the best ideas of the artists and draftsmen assigned the project." Photographer and original date unknown. Entered the library 02/11/1954.

 

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Very neat badge, something I had never seen before.


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Nice Mason

 

Gotta be rare to find one.Thanks for posting.Always good to see them in real time ;)


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Cool badge/pin.

 

Mslurvey's website link leads to a 404 error. Try this link => https://newsok.com/gallery/6028542/pictures/2009881

Scroll up and down for more pictures/stories.


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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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That is a really neat find Mason. Thanks for posting.


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thanks all for your comments and straitening out the link. Could I get a moderator to fix the link in my post by changing it out for the correct link that aznation posted?

 

Thanks Mason


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Hi Mason, just found this thread again. Thanks for posting the link/info on this badge.


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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