Old Medical Pin and Button

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Tenderfoot
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Hello--This is my first time posting as I am new to this site. I've spent much time reading the different threads and looking at everyone's treasures and enjoy it very much. Still have to get used to working this site as I'm not that great with a computer yet but thought I'd post a couple of items that were found about 20 years ago near a Rev war site somewhere in the Philadelphia or Jersey area. These were given to me by a friend along with many other items that he had found over the years in that area. I do own a Tesoro that I had purchased and used one time appx. 10 years ago here in Florida and plan to begin hunting very shortly as I'm beginning to get the fever. Hoping someone is able to identify these two items I have posted. If not, that's okay. Mostly wanted to share something before I got started with my new hobby. Thanks
 

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jewelerguy

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the colored enamel one is a WW2 era 'son in service' pin, worn by a mother to show that her son was in the service. multiple stars would indicate multiple sons. this one was evidently in the Air Corps
 

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jewelerguy

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and by the way... a gold star would indicate that he had been killed in action or during his service
 

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olroy70

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the colored enamel one is a WW2 era 'son in service' pin, worn by a mother to show that her son was in the service. multiple stars would indicate multiple sons. this one was evidently in the Air Corps


It is army air corp. Not medical!
 

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BosnMate

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It's civilian, not army air corps. It's for a blue star mother, WWII her son probably, but possibly daughter, women were in the service during that time, and the pin indicates one child was in the service, and in this case air corps. There were also signs something like the pin that were placed in windows. I remember delivering news papers to a family with a gold star in the window, which indicated KIA.
 

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Pointman

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It's civilian, not army air corps. It's for a blue star mother, WWII her son probably, but possibly daughter, women were in the service during that time, and the pin indicates one child was in the service, and in this case air corps. There were also signs something like the pin that were placed in windows. I remember delivering news papers to a family with a gold star in the window, which indicated KIA.

Really places things in perspective. Amazing that there was such a sense of duty in our nation during that time.
 

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