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Can anyone identify this Sub pin, it is the small one (Sweetheart i think) but what with the attached Donkey?

Also what era?





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Well . . . I hope someone knows, as that is very interesting! I wonder what the goat with the NAVY blanket stands for?????

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Oh, cool! So it was someone going to the USNA for sub training, then . . .

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the mascot at the US Naval Academy is a goat. West Point has a mule. You will find goats representing the navy just as you will find mules representing the army even outside of the military academies.


I assume that the sub badge has been modified as a sweetheart piece for a girl who was dating a midshipman who was expecting to enter the submarine service.



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