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So....this thread has been pretty quiet lately. Here are a few pics to maybe get it going. Some recent badges I have bought over the past month.

 

Here are two embroidered and two bullion examples;

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Examples like this are always my favorite, bullion badge over hand-made ribbon rack.

 

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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These I believe are both Vietnamese-made examples. Hand embroidered ( and heavily starched ) on OG-107 and a cast badge.

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Looks to be AG44

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Good catch. I was wondering that myself. I have a another rack like this that is missing a battle star, but there is a clear indention showing where it once was. This particular rack has no such indications that it ever had another star. Could be I am missing the evidence of another star, or perhaps the soldier wanted to show (Itay) in what theater he served?

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Good catch. I was wondering that myself. I have a another rack like this that is missing a battle star, but there is a clear indention showing where it once was. This particular rack has no such indications that it ever had another star. Could be I am missing the evidence of another star, or perhaps the soldier wanted to show (Itay) in what theater he served?

Yeah, from where I,m sitting with zooming in, I too don't see any holes/blemishes where additional star devices fell/came off, or otherwise removed.

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And finally the third award. I believe this one to be an original. Unfortunately when I bought it along with the second award, the dealer did not know who it belonged to because it was on consignment. I wish I could somehow do research on it.

 

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Here is a bullion badge I purchased recently. Nice craftsmanship; bullion thread and black thread over what looks to be blue silk. Interesting red backing.

 

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Another bullion badge I bought from a few months ago. This was once on a uniform, it has some thread remnants and holes around the edge. High quality bullion craftsmanship, interesting detail here is the blue thread in the wreath.

 

 

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Here's the picture; I was unsure of the manufacturer on this badge for awhile.

 

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Last month I was able to purchase this badge, still in the original wrapper. It matches almost exactly the previous badge I posted, even the backing is the same. Both badges are GEMSCO manufactured.

 

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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And finally the third award. I believe this one to be an original. Unfortunately when I bought it along with the second award, the dealer did not know who it belonged to because it was on consignment. I wish I could somehow do research on it.

 

Thaddeus

 

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This is a nice find. HLP - His Lordship Products. The GI & 1/20 SF would put this badge from between 1963 & 1975. However, the third award means it probably came later, late 1960's to 1975 (when the 1/20 SF content was eliminated). At any rate, third award CIBs ( especially these early ones ) are always cool to find. I highly encourage anyone collecting CIBs to pick up Mike Tucker's book.

 

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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hey all,

 

anyway of finding a list of recipients for second award CIBs in the Vietnam war era?

 

cheers

 

Ryan

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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just finished reading through the whole thread, its another great facet of collecting all on its own.

 

Thought id add some of the more interesting CIBs off some uniforms in my collection.

 

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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sorry double post of first pic.

 

Next embroidered CIB

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Full colour and subdued in country made variants

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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heavily weathered US made CIB, almost white in colour. second pic looks to be embroidered on some kind of grayish uniform cloth but unsure.

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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last one is just cool as its a CIB and CMB together

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Ryan,

 

Those are some awesome direct embroidered pieces you have, I am still looking to add one (or more) to my collection. I also really like the CIB/CMB uniform, not too often that you see those worn in tandem. Great pics!

 

Travis

Actively seeking 6th Infantry Regiment items from all eras.

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Check out the rest of my Afghan made patches here --> https://travismcbride.smugmug.com/AFG-2018/n-cKpBwN

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