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Artillery Officer US collar brass ID 1930's

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Aloha Everyone,

 

This is a detail from a photo of a Mustang artilleryman as an officer in the 1930's. I'm thinking that this is the 107th Artillery when it was part of the PA National Guard prior to it's disestablishment.

 

Question: The US collar brass, what are the letters on top? PNG? Something else? Is this the 107th Artillery Regiment of the 28th Division (PANG)? WWI Victory ribbon with 2 stars?

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The letters look like PENN to me.

 

 

Is this the 107th Artillery Regiment of the 28th Division (PANG)?

 

Answer: Yes

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As far as I can see 2 letter state abbreviations did not come about until 1963 so I agree with Penn


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Interesting he's wearing Penn brass but the Federal Eagle on his head gear.

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Thanks again fellas,

 

This is an on going research project, one of many, and I'll eventually add him to one of my Pineapple Army topics. I was wondering about the ribbon with stars too as I have photos of him as an artillery PFC with the 11th Artillery Brigade (Hawaiian Division) at Schofield Barracks in 1928 and later as a Major on Okinawa in 1945 with many redleg photos in-between (1930's)

 

Is that a victory ribbon?

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Interesting he's wearing Penn brass but the Federal Eagle on his head gear.

As far as I am aware, that is a correct cap badge for a National Guard officer of that period.

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Indeed they are, NG Officers as atb stated, wear the standard U.S. Army Officers Cap Device. Here but a few examples posted around on the forum

 

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