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  1. #1

    Jul 2007
    Virginia
    301

    Need help identifying this pin !

    I found this lapel pin this morning under an old cloths line at my
    60 year old house. Im sure its not too old but I was excited
    to find it. I'm just getting back into metal detecting after many
    years and I'm having a ball My Ace 250 sure beats that old
    BH- VLF/TR I used to use in the early 80's. Anyhow this pin was
    about 3 inches deep and it has ( We Forge Ahead ) engraved at
    the bottom. Sorry for the crappy photo's but I spent the money for my new camera on my metal detector I love this awesome forum and would appreciate and thoughts on what this thing is.

    Many thanks !
    Doozis
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    " accordin to my Ace them dern yankees was shootin pull tabs at us "

  2. #2
    BIG61AL

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    could be an military pin but i am not sure. It's just a guess.

  3. #3
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
    12,689
    48 times

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    It might be a farrier's pin
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,702
    22 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    It's probebly military herldry for some outfit...

    We'll get it figured out for ya...

    Gypsy - would that have been "We Forge A Shoe"?

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
    White's V3i w. D2 or Super12 White's DFX w. D2 or 5.3 Sunray DX-1, Lesche Digger
    650
    5 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    I'm pretty sure it's military, and probably Army. Could be any branch, though.

    Unit badges have a motto like that quoted, and the pierce-pin attachment that accepts the little brass-looking squeezit thing to keep it on the uniform are typical military as well.

    Air Force squadrons had heraldic-looking crests with mottos, also. 77th Fighter Squadron of the WW2 20th Fighter Group had "Victory by Valor", for example.

    Do a websearch on Army Air Force and the motto and you might find out what unit it was.

    It's a very good find in any case!

  6. #6

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
    White's V3i w. D2 or Super12 White's DFX w. D2 or 5.3 Sunray DX-1, Lesche Digger
    650
    5 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    I just did that search, and it returned a 1st link that had the excerpt "18th Support Battalion".

    Here's the link, and they have a bunch of the crests we're talking about:
    http://www.milfordarmynavy.com/depar...crest15_21.jsp

    Cool that it's a Support Bn. I was in one of those (truck unit) that dated back to when they used mule trains in WW1.

    The 4th S & T Battalion Motto: "4th S & T, you call, we haul; if we can't truck it, (er..) mail it".

  7. #7

    Jul 2007
    Virginia
    301

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    Thanks all !
    I went to the sight you mentioned Admiral and there were many
    simular to it , so it probably is military. We just bought the house
    a few months ago , so I might have try to find out who lived here in years past , who knows maybe someone would like to have it back after all these years
    " accordin to my Ace them dern yankees was shootin pull tabs at us "

  8. #8

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
    White's V3i w. D2 or Super12 White's DFX w. D2 or 5.3 Sunray DX-1, Lesche Digger
    650
    5 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    Reuniting things with former owners is cool. I hope you make the connection.

    It might help to do some websearching on 18th Support Battalion, if that's indeed the unit for this crest pin. There were tons of units that were deactivated after WW2.

    If the little item to the left of the pin in your pics is the "attachments dooflickie", I would guess the pin is pretty old. The 'squeezit' kind of clip that I mentioned was in use in WW2 (my Dad had pins with them) and up through at least the VietNam era (my pins and ribbons).

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,702
    22 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral de Salee
    The 'squeezit' kind of clip that I mentioned was in use in WW2 (my Dad had pins with them) and up through at least the VietNam era (my pins and ribbons).
    Still used today.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    2,315
    3 times

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    Doozis, welcome back into the Fold! And welcome to T-net, as you can already see, if you need help this is the place to be! Nice find by the way.
    HH and keep on swnging that 250.....

    Desertfox
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
    Whites new coinmaster-Teso Silver Max-Minelab GT
    1,800
    2 times

    Re: Need help identifying this pin !

    I'm thinking it's a catholic private school pin?

 

 

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