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    What's Up With These Captain's Bars?

    I was going through some of my garage sale finds and came across this insignia. They appear to be Captains bars. Only thing is they have a red enamel letter A in the center and it's positioned in such a way that the bars have to be worn sideways or horizontally versus vertically. Any ideas as to why?

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    bump. Nobody's got nuthin huh?

    Okay here's another one to look at-

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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....

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    I haven't seen anything like them as far as military issue. I would lean toward them being police or fire dept related and made to be worn on the shoulders.
    "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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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....

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    As to the medal, that is the ribbon for the Bronze Star, but obviously that's not the medal. I really have no clue on that one, maybe school or civic organization related?
    pippinwhitepaws and diggummup like this.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    On account of the connector rods being flush with the edge, and that the edges of the bars are not tapered I'd think they were USMC or Navy Lieutenant. I've got nothing on the A.
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    Thanks to the both of you. I'll throw them in the misc. box.

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    I think it looks like the U. of Alabama A. I couldn't find anything like it in the ROTC pages. I wonder if it could be campus police. Go Auburn.

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    Not quite Auburn U's colors but close. ROTC or band?
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Coast Guard Auxiliary Coat Device: Assistant District Staff Officer/Aide to District Commodore/Branch Assistant

    USCG Auxiliary Branch Assistant Coat Device
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    Quote Originally Posted by GpSnoopy View Post
    Coast Guard Auxiliary Coat Device: Assistant District Staff Officer/Aide to District Commodore/Branch Assistant

    USCG Auxiliary Branch Assistant Coat Device
    Great Research, thanks and Merry Christmas!


 

 

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