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Is this ribbon civilian or militia?

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Just as the header says!

 

Thanks!

Gary

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My initial first impression is neither, probably for a civilian band. In the early 1900's many towns had their own bands, it was a big deal. Most of them fell to the wayside by the early 1950's, but some continue to this day (very few). I'd guess this was a "so many years of service" ribbon for one of those.


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What kind of uniform is this pinned on? That might help solve the puzzle. It sure is distinctive tho. I've never seen a ribbon attachmenmt like that.


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Initial impression is that I doubt that it's military; but who knows.


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Hi Lee,

 

It is pinned to a WWI enlisted mans jacket.

 

 

Cheers

 

Gary

What kind of uniform is this pinned on? That might help solve the puzzle. It sure is distinctive tho. I've never seen a ribbon attachmenmt like that.

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"YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH RED WINE, TOO MANY BOOKS, OR TOO MUCH AMMUNITION."

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