WW2 patch question

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Wall185, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Wall185

    Wall185 New Member

    Hello all, I was hoping someone would be able to tell me what this patch means. The jacket belonged to my grandfather who served in the Army during WW2

    The olive green patch chest area.
    Thank you in advance
    -Jeff Screenshot_20191127-230226_Next SMS.jpg Screenshot_20191127-230257_Next SMS.jpg
     
  2. Owen

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  3. Wall185

    Wall185 New Member

    Thank you Owen for taking the time to help me. I just couldn't seem to find it.
     
  4. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    I seem to recall reading the CIB was highly prized by those who earned it, understandably. However, I don't know much about US badges - what's the other one above the right breast pocket?

    Cheers, Pat
     
  5. Owen

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  6. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Several men in the 67th Field Regt were awarded American honours but were not allowed to wear them or even mention them.
    Major DCL Shepherd was awarded the MC and American Silver Star at Anzio.
    Captain Kerr and Cpl Hallett were warded Bronze medals (or stars) for Gallantry when trying to save casualties from a burning Jeep in Florence.

    Would American soldiers have worn these awards and what would they have looked like on an American Uniform.
     
  7. Owen

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  8. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Thanks Owen.
    Much appreciated.
     
  9. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Aha - thanks! For the benefit of those as (previously) ignorant as me, the US oak leaf's function is like a Commonwealth bar to a medal, I suppose it equates to the rosette worn on a medal ribbon to signify multiple awards.

    Pat
     

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