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You nailed it, Bill! Even without the hallmark and the 925 we can tell it is made in Germany ... those detailed veined leaves are classic.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

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Whoa, that is nice! I have never seen a pinback unit crest on a CIB. The ones I have seen are all screwbacks. Good score again!

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Nice find Bill, the CIB with the 34th ID pin is very unique.

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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Bill, here are three I have been able to find with the Division pin attached. My thought has been that this was something done after the war to show what unit you served in or for reunions. I have seen a few other 1st ID examples. No others for 10th MTN or 36th ID. Yours is the first time I have seen 34th ID as well. Note the similar pin-back on my 36th and your 34th.

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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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Here are the backs... Also, like Cobra 6 pointed out, the other 1st ID examples I have seen have all been screwbacks.

 

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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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I love that 36th and the pin looks like the same. I think the pins are theater made in Italy. The pin fasnter looks like some DUIs I have that are Italian made. I have a 27th I'd uniform that has a screwback on it. Only one I've seen on a uniform.

 

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Here's a interesting one. This isn't mine but I pulled the pictures from eBay.

It is in rough shape, but I haven't seen a CIB/ribbon rack before with snaps on the back for attachment.

I assume this would be so you could remove the badge/ribbons in order to clean the jacket.

 

 

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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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Here's a interesting one. This isn't mine but I pulled the pictures from eBay.

It is in rough shape, but I haven't seen a CIB/ribbon rack before with snaps on the back for attachment.

I assume this would be so you could remove the badge/ribbons in order to clean the jacket.

 

 

 

 

Very nice. I wonder if some one here won the auction

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Here is an interesting EIB that was on eBay - the reason I post it here is that one would think if this particular company made an EIB they would have also made a CIB - has anyone seen a CIB in this style? I'm stumped as to where this was made, I've not seen a textured back like this before.

 

 

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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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Here is an interesting EIB that was on eBay - the reason I post it here is that one would think if this particular company made an EIB they would have also made a CIB - has anyone seen a CIB in this style? I'm stumped as to where this was made, I've not seen a textured back like this before.

 

I’m not sure where it was made, but I LIKE it,

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Here is an interesting EIB that was on eBay - the reason I post it here is that one would think if this particular company made an EIB they would have also made a CIB - has anyone seen a CIB in this style? I'm stumped as to where this was made, I've not seen a textured back like this before.

 

 

 

I wondering if this was actually a badge due to it's large size.

I can't remember the exact dimensions, but it seems like it was over 4" in length.

 

 

 

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This grouping represents the service of the ONLY USMA Graduate who was a POW prior to graduating from West Point. During WWII he was an enlisted man serving with the "Golden Lions" , the 422nd Infantry , 106th Infantry Division who was captured during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

The most interesting piece is his USMA Cadet robe which he put a number of pieces of his insignia on. The CIB is ususual because the background is USAF blue, since that was his branch of service after he graduated.

 

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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Haven't posted in quite a while, here are some new additions to the collection.

Great finds, youve got some nice ones there.

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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