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Interesting that the soldier in Laurence's document was out of action in Dec. 1938 and got the badge in May 1941. (Contracted the disease in Manchukuo.) The document from my site didn't record the date of contracting the disease.

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Let’s look at some nice and very interesting examples of these small add on documents for type 4.1 and 4.2 badges.

Here we have we another interesting example of such document that was issued on June 28, 1939 to private 1st class Kawanishi Tomio (born on March 25, 1915). He was wounded at Nakayama Higashishou Sainan (japanese name for an area in China) during the China Incident.

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And here comes original (64 pages long!) book that accompanied wound badge document for private 1st class Fujitsuna Shigeo. The book had the soldier's info in it and instructions/benefits for the wounded solder. This soldier caught plague in Rabaul Island back in 1940.

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The upper hieroglyph reads “Celebration!” inscription under the pin reads “Welcome Visit by the Emperor & Empress, Japan Wounded Soldier Association Foundation”. Unfortunately there is no date. I think this badge is not exact equivalent of badge from post # 141. Here and there one could detect small differences in design.

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Commemorative badges designed after Japanese Army merit badge

“White oval” commemorative badges have close relatives – commemorative badges designed after Army Military Merit Badge.

Here it is.

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And here we have another excellent boxed (!) example of such badge.

This one was issued 11 years later in 1989.

It is inscribed on reverse

Merit Badge, National Wounded Soldier Association, 1989, National Meeting, Sponsored by Okayama City".

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