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Anjoucollector 20-01-19 04:27 PM

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Good evening,

I need your help to identify this US badge. Thank you

macandpud 20-01-19 05:38 PM

us rifles badge
 
I believe that this is a sweetheart badge usually worn by American mothers to show that they have a son in service, in this case in the Infantry.

BWEF 20-01-19 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by macandpud (Post 465962)
I believe that this is a sweetheart badge usually worn by American mothers to show that they have a son in service, in this case in the Infantry.

They also did things to hang in the window etc.

One star per son in service.

If a son was killed the star became gold. There is also a "Gold Star Mothers" organisation. This was begun by the mothers of American "Doughboys" killed in WW1:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...d_Star_Mothers

Anjoucollector 20-01-19 07:48 PM

Thank you very much for your precise replies

Laurent


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