Top: Unknown Lapel Pin

Left: Major Collar Pin

Right: Officer U.S. Insignia

Bottom: Discharge Pin * 

(A.K.A. Ruptured Duck)


Bronze Star


Left: First Lieutenant

Center: Second Lieutenant

Right: Captain



Asiatic Pacific Campaign


WWII Victory


American Campaign



Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign



Armed Forces Reserve


U.S. Army Good Conduct










Navy Lapel Pin w/Blue Star

Army Air Corps Lapel Pin w/Son In Service Blue Star




* The Discharge Pin or Patch was issued to discharged soldiers and was worn above the right breast pocket.  The main purpose of this patch was it allowed the GI to travel home while wearing his uniform and not be ordered around by an officer. 

It got its nickname  "Ruptured Duck" from the ugly Eagle in the center.