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    Unknown to identify

    Yeah, that's my guess, but it's certainly not a very common badge, and I haven't been able to figure out definitively it's origin or meaning.
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    Unknown to identify

    Agree, but I still can't figure out what it is-- It looks too well-made to be just given out to kids, etc. in large quantities. There is another one for sale on the web, but with only one star, so apparently there are multiple versions. I can't figure out the meaning of the chevron or the stars--- "Gold Star Mothers", High School Victory Corps, etc.??? Thanks for any suggestions.
  3. Does anyone recognize this item? I have never seen anything like it before, and do not recognize it. Base metal seems to be silver-colored, and the gold color areas seem to be applied like a wash or electroplating. I believe it is US, since the only markings on it are (in English) "patent pending". Tops of wings, chevron, and stars are silver-colored. Decent quality pin back.
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    US Certificate of Gratitude.

    I am unaware of any actual medals which come along with this type of certificate.
  5. Still weird, since there has never been a female 5-star general. Can't imagine why these would have been made for the greens....
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    Aero Club of America

    Interestingly, the primary book on the ACA is "For the Greatest Achievement (A History of the Aero Club of America and the National Aeronautic Association)", by Bill Robie. Published by Smithsonian, 1993. LT Prouvost does not appear anywhere in this book, does not appear to have been licensed by the ACA, and was apparently not a member of the ACA. Likewise, while other awards given by the ACA are noted and their recipients identified, this particular award is not identified in the book. Looks to me like a real rarity.
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    General gear

    Can you get a better image of the button on the shoulder strap? I can't make it out. Sort of looks like USAF, rather than Army, which would be possible at that date. Looks OK to me, for soon after the 1947 foundation of the Air Force.
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    General gear

    None of those photos will open for me.
  9. Thanks, a very useful reference.
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    saki cups real old or new?

    Thanks, Mickey. I'll do some digging before deciding to dispose of them-- I need to understand what I have, but they don't really fit into my Cold M1911 passion.
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    saki cups real old or new?

    For a newbie, can you please give a URL for Rich's Website and a Title for Dan King's Book? I have a bunch of both this kind of Saki cup (many in the shape of a WW2 Japanese Helmet), military saki bottles, and some of the larger red lacquer flatter saki cups, all of which I picked up in the orient in the early 1970s. I'd like to find out more about them.
  12. The pin is the classic "ruptured duck", given upon honorable discharge. Last ribbon in the middle row looks like one of the WW2 campaign medals-- I don't remember which one (not Asiatic, but probably Europe/Africa/middle east), and don't have my references available.
  13. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, I believe.
  14. Don't forget the Kuwaiti Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait and the Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait. Both of these were national medals awarded to US participants, and later issued in a US-produced version. Also, the Iraq Campaign Medal, which began to be authorized in 2003. There are 2 GWOT medals, the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and the GWOT Service Medal. The National Defence Service Medal also covers this period.
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    Medal box stock numbers

    DSA would be the "Defense Supply Agency", which later morphed into the Defense Logistics Agency. DSA markings were used 1962-1967.