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How can you find out what a World War 2 military pin symbolizes?

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July 15, 2015 7:54PM

Are there any words on the pin? It is probably a distinctive unit insignia.

Here is a link to some simple explanation for the brass worn on the uniform.

http://custermen.com/Reference/Uniforms/Badges.htm#Medals&Insignia

If you refer to the Distinguished Unit Insignia(DUI or DI) pins, then there were hundreds of variations on these and you need a reference book for this. Here are samples for a few units that fought in Italy.

http://custermen.com/Reference/Uniforms/DUI_Pins.htm