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Old 20-01-19, 04:27 PM
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I need your help to identify this US badge. Thank you
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Old 20-01-19, 05:38 PM
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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.
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Old 20-01-19, 06:42 PM
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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
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Thank you very much for your precise replies

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