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    vietnam vets

    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.






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    us
    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
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    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Bayonets
    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

    Mike
    Mike
    TSgt, USAF Retired

  3. #3
    us
    May 2010
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    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

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    found them on e bay i think they are from nam.it makes sense because my step dad built bridges during the war

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nam-War-U-S-...item564892f4f1
    Last edited by fishdaddy; May 31, 2012 at 03:51 AM.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2010
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    well on a closer look the ones on ebay are dome shaped mine arent.were all the ones from nam dome shaped?

  6. #6
    us
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    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?
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

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  7. #7
    us
    May 2010
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    it seperates and i dont see any marks

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
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    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Bayonets
    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.

    Mike
    Mike
    TSgt, USAF Retired

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
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    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

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
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    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Bayonets
    Could have belong to one of his family members, IE his father, uncle etc.

    Mike
    Mike
    TSgt, USAF Retired

 

 

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