Uniform US Army

Discussion in 'US Units' started by DavidSPatton, May 6, 2020.

  1. DavidSPatton

    DavidSPatton New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I got this from my grandad who has just passed away, he never talked about the war so I've no idea wath all this badges mean... could someone help me? There are 4 stars on one of the badges on his chest
    Kind regards,
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  2. idler

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  3. idler

    idler GeneralList

    The one on the other side looks like 63rd Infantry Division.

    The flaming grenade on his lapel screams Artillery or Engineers to us, but for US it's Ordnance branch.
  4. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    I know virtually nothing, but to help things along...

    Ribbon bar (L-R): Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; possibly the European/African/Middle Eastern medal with 2 stars (2 theatres/campaigns)?.

    Edit: but, no Victory Medal? I genuinely have no idea, but for some reason I'd expect a WW2 set (if it is) of medals to include one. A bit out of my depth, alas. An expert will come along shortly, hopefully.
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Offered with the same caveats above of having no real knowledge, but some books.


    Seems he got around a bit...
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Also check WWII Forums for additional info. More Americans on that site.
  7. DavidSPatton

    DavidSPatton New Member

    Thank you so much everyone!
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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  9. BakerCo563rd

    BakerCo563rd World's Okayest Poster

    The "bursting bomb" collar disc is for the Army Ordnance Corps.
  10. BakerCo563rd

    BakerCo563rd World's Okayest Poster

    The Victory Medal was authorized in the summer of 1945 and the ribbon bar was first issued that fall. If I remember right, the actual medal wasn't issued until early 1946. Many people, my grandfather included, were discharged before the ribbon was even issued so it won't appear on their uniform or discharge papers.
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