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Basic Rifleman

Not sure if this is a roadrunner or a woodpecker, but it came from a WWII USAAF estate, and I couldn't find any info on google images. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Semper Fi, 

Tom Lantz

USMC 

2000-2008

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It looks like a winged shoe to me. Maybe some sort of track and field award?
+1 that's what I see!

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easterneagle87

Pretty sure it's a high school "track" foot that you'd sew onto the letter of a letterman's jacket.  

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There was a winged foot patch in ww2 for escaping and making it back to your own lines or something to that effect, not sure if this is one of those or not but certainly worth looking into...mike

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The patch is almost certainly a track award most likely to be affixed to a Letterman's jacket or sweater.  The badge Sgt. Dorango is speaking about is the "Winged Boot", it was an unofficial escape and evasion award.  The photo below is of an original one in bullion.  They also came in a metal version.

 

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