I'm not sure either but could it be a WW1 ruptured duck?
Now that's I thought but it is more like a hat badge and is the size of an enlisted men's badge
Anyone else have a thought about this one
I speculate that the 13 stars represent the original 13 States of the American colonies...
I am sure it is US but not sure the cause maybe even earlier than I thought
With the position of the wings and the head pointed up like it is, it looks quite similar to a "Phoenix"...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Could be when I first got it I thought that it was an eagle