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I'm looking and looking. So far, it bears a strong similarity to the 382nd FA, but that only has red. I'm still looking! Are you thinking this is WWII era?


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Well, I haven't found the design yet, but it looks like a Meyer piece. The way of the red enamel is very similar to other Meyer DUI I'm seeing.


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I've plowed through over 2,000 photos of DUIs, but so far haven't seen any that are this design!


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The 136th MEB uses the same insignia with a green bolt. Since they are not a WWII unit, this has to be whatever their predecessor was. Texas Guard based unit.


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73rd Coast Artillery..

 

Source: ASMIC Artillery Catalog September 1979.. Page 70..

 

"On a shield divided per bend dark blue and red a gold pile bendwise charged with a red lighting flash"..

 

Leigh


"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Thanks everyone. 73rd CA


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Aaaahhhhhh . . . that's it! Funny how it is so easy to find when you know what to look for:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/73rd-Coast-Artillery-Battalion-Crest-DI-DUI-Pinback/303536952932?hash=item46ac365664:g:Zc4AAOSwp2hejPUK


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Looking for Old-Style US Coast Guard Commendation Medal (w/ or w/o ribbon)!

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Yet, if no answer come; Pray on and wait: God's time is always best; Never too late.

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Yep, 73rd Coast Artillery Regiment. This unit history comes from the Coast Defense Journal, May 2009 issue:


73rd Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment


Constituted inactive in the RA 10-26-39 and allotted to the Panama Department. Activated at Fort Amador 11-1-39 with 425 men from 61st and 63rd CA (AA) Regiments, the AA elements of the 4th CA (Harbor Defense/AA) Regiment, and about 1,000 recruits. Initially composed of HHB, HHB 2nd Battalion, and firing Batteries A, D, E, G, I, K, L, N, O, Q, S, & T. Elements were deployed to Forts Kobbe and Amador and other locations in the Pacific Sector, with three batteries assigned to the Post of Corozal, while Battery O was posted at Rio Hato Field. Service Battery activated 3-9-40. HHB 3rd Battalion activated at the Post of Corozal 3-11-40. Battery R activated at Post of Corozal 5-1-40. Battery F activated at Fort Amador, Battery H at Fort Amador, and Battery U at Post of Corozal 10-7-40. Battery P activated 12-6-40. On 12-4-40 Batteries A, B, C, D, L, & N inactivated and personnel activated corresponding batteries of the 83rd CA (AA) Regiment. HHB 1st Battalion activated at Rio Hato, Panama, 1-24-41, Battery M at Fort Amador 11-3-41. The 73rd CA was reorganized 8-8-42 and continued to serve in the Pacific Sector until 9-15-43, when inactivated at Fort Clayton, less 2nd Battalion HHB and Batteries F & H that were returned to CONUS through New Orleans 10-5-43. Transferred to Fort Bliss, TX, arriving 10-6-43 and inactivated 12-10-43, personnel reassigned to various AAA organizations. The 73rd CA (AA) Regiment disbanded 12-10-43.

Looking for items related to the Ninth Coast Artillery District and 6th Coast Artillery Regment

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