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Harvey

A very interesting collection

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These were brought back by a friend's father, who was a medic with 10th Army on Okinawa.

I'm particularly interested in any information y'all can provide on the unusual medal/ribbon bars - I've never seen anything like them before. Also, if anyone is able to translate the kanji on the flags I would be most appreciative.

-Dave Harvey

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... unusual medal/ribbon bars ...

Hi Dave,

if you are referring to these three ribbon bars with added stars, then these are artificially created (by U.S. soldiers) war souvenirs.

Cheers,

Nick

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P.S. Same goes for these four ribbons bars in the lower right corner on the first photo...

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Thanks, JX -

How can you tell that the ribbon bars are artificially created?

I'm also curious about the patches in the lower left-hand corner. Some look like Imperial Army ratings, and others look like collar tabs, but with 5 gold or silver overlapped stars. Any information you could provide about these (or any other) objects would be most helpful. I can post better pictures if that would help...

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Can anyone help in identifying any of the other patches?

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Harvey many of the patches have added stars. Seen this before many times. Added by G.I.s I see two navy winter round ratings ( red on blue) crossed anchors, bottom left are collar tabs for civilians employed by army, then navy peak cap insignias. PM me or email me & I can identify all others.

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