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    I had just received this today in the mail. It is a WW1 Army Sergeant of Engineers Uniform. It has what appears to be a Victory medal ribbon with battle star and another ribbon I can't identify.
    Could anyone help with this? It will look good in my WWI section.
    Thanks for looking,
    John


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    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Excellent uniform I really like this one it is in excellent condition, I wish I could tell you what the ribbon bar was for

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    NY 71st Infantry Regiment E Company? Possibly an Engineer Support Unit for the NY 171st Infantry.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I'm wondering if this is a French made uniform. I think they made the pocket flaps in this design. The other ribbon could be a victory ribbon for the specific state.

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    The ribbon maybe for the first incarnation of the French "Services Militaires Volontaires" in silver (the star device).

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    Hope this helps
    Cheers
    Dave
    Last edited by Thanatos; 08-07-2013 at 10:22 AM. Reason: added image

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    Good eye,Dave! That's the trouble with these color configurations-they applied to several totally different ribbons!

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    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thanks Guys. it does look like the 71st ribbon.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Quote by helmetone View Post
    I'm wondering if this is a French made uniform. I think they made the pocket flaps in this design. The other ribbon could be a victory ribbon for the specific state.
    The pocket flap is the standard design for the US tunics of the period.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    The pocket flap is the standard design for the US tunics of the period.
    So they are! Why did I think French made??? I'm dumb.

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    Interestingly, the building depicted in most US Engineering insignia still stands and is located in NYC at Fort Totten in Queens, it is currently in use by the local historical society.

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