May 31, 2012, 03:01 AM
i have what i think is a metal from the vietnam war im almost positive it was my stepdads i would like to identify it.
May 31, 2012 03:01 AM
May 31, 2012, 03:16 AM
They look to be pre WWII to mid WWII style collar brass for the US Army, the one on the right is U.S. for United States, the one on the left is an Engineer disc. Both were worn on the collars of the uniform.
Honestly they look to have traits of several of the early variations. Look at the following link, with them in hand you might get a better match than we can. Photos are little blurry.
Dating Metallic Insignia: Collar Disks
May 31, 2012, 03:41 AM
from the link they seem to be from 1937 to 1943.sorry for the blurry pics my camera dont work so good
thanks for the help
May 31, 2012, 03:48 AM
found them on e bay i think they are from nam.it makes sense because my step dad built bridges during the war
Last edited by fishdaddy; May 31, 2012 at 03:51 AM.
May 31, 2012, 03:55 AM
well on a closer look the ones on ebay are dome shaped mine arent.were all the ones from nam dome shaped?
May 31, 2012, 06:25 AM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
Yours look to be WW2 era pins to me. When you unscrew the nut on the back does the insignia separate from the disc or are they one piece? Also can you see any makers marks on the backs?
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May 31, 2012, 12:35 PM
it seperates and i dont see any marks
May 31, 2012, 12:51 PM
If the US and the Engineer Castle come off when you unscrew the thumb screw then they are the Type III discs, made from 1937 to 1943.
May 31, 2012, 01:01 PM
thanks.i was hoping they were my stepdads from nam.i wonder where he got them at.he died in 01 of agent orange disease
May 31, 2012, 07:23 PM
Could have belong to one of his family members, IE his father, uncle etc.
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