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Various WWII medals - American, German and Japanese

Article about: These medals were found in my grandfather's basement, whose uncle apparently served as a POW prison camp guard in New Mexico. Where the American wings came from I have no idea. Was looking f

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    I found this set while surfing ebay. They are missing the same pin post and are of the same manufacturer. I guess just a coincidence.
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    I'm glad to hear that you have some personal feelings about these items that were past down by your family to you.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    that is a weird coincidence. I wonder if there is some symbology because apparently these 2" wings were known as the "sweet heart" wings, sent home to loved ones

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    The pic above is of a 3" set. So your wings are 2"?

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    yes sir they are

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    It is my understanding that the 2" along with being sweetheart pin's,were also worn on the shirt of the uniform . The 3" mainly worn on the Jacket.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Phil, you are right. The 2" wings were worn on the shirt and the 3" on the tunic. Chris.

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