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Unknown unit insignia pin.
« on: June 10, 2015, 04:54:14 PM »
Just spent the last hour looking to identify this. Any ideas out there.
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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 06:54:09 AM »
Could it have something to do with the ocean? Army recon, or rescue of some sort.
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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 07:45:28 AM »
Could it have something to do with the ocean? Army recon, or rescue of some sort.
It came on a Ike jacket that had an airborne command patch on the right sleeve. The pin had a sticker on the back that had 88th infantry reg airborne on it.  I could not match it to anything, I am thinking that it may not be original to the jacket, but am curious none the less as to what it is. 
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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 09:24:42 AM »
This is the WW2 patch of the Philippines Department. I would suggest that there's probably a link?
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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 10:29:22 AM »
The Sea Lion in heraldry indicates service in the Philippine Islands, and the lines in the lower section generally indicate significant advances (phase lines or political borders) and the wavy line probably indicates a water crossing.  The blue as the principal color generally indicates infantry.  So this is most likely the DI of an infantry regiment that served in the Pacific, however the service ribbons displayed indicate the Technical Sergeant was in the ETO.  This discrepancy may indicate as suspected the DIs don't belong on the uniform, or may just represent a later (probably last) unit of assignment, and may be original to the uniform. 

The individuals' history of military unit assignments would be a good thing to research.

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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 12:09:27 PM »
The  Philippine Islands sounds like a good idea.  It would be nice if I could get the individuals unit service record, however the jacket was not identified.  It did have 2 different laundry numbers.  I was able to narrow one of them down because it did have all 3 initials along with the last 4.  However the other number was an M and the last 4 which gave me about 80 names.  It seems like I am a magnet for hard to identify items.  I will have to take some time to post some of my better pieces that are not a mystery before too long.  I am still learning about all of this stuff.

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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 08:19:51 PM »
It's a 1950s DI for the 88th Infantry Bn. Some goofball thought it was for the 88th infantry Regt (Gliders) and put it on the Ike. It has no connection to the PD or the Abn Cmd.
Am TDY and don't have access to my resources to give any more info.
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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 07:44:19 AM »
Many thanks for the Help.  I figured when I bought it that id did not go along with it. 

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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »
Thanks again to all of those who helped identify this.  The mystery is now solved.  Here is a link that I found that describes the symbolism and what it all represents.

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=8290&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services

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Re: Unknown unit insignia pin.
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 11:44:16 AM »
All's well that ends well!   ;)
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