You are here:

Military History/World War 2 Medal and collar pin


I was recently given a sergeants jacket from world war 2. i have looked up many things about the pins and ribbons but 2 things i cannot find online are a pin that he has on the hat and collar, and a medal the jacket has pinned on it. Any idea what they are?,bQdzcF6#0,bQdzcF6#1


The medal with the blue is symbol of the 79th Division.  The 79TH division used a Cross of Lorraine as their symbol.  This was not an award but a symbol of service in that division.

As to the yellow metal it looks like a specialist symbol; maybe related to the soldiers MOS or his military job.  The image is a little fuzzy so I am not 100% as what the MOS this soldier had.  I have included some links to 2 books that might help.  I donít have these books in my library, but the links are below.

I hope this helps and Thank you

Military History

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Paul Sutton


I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.


I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

I have a BA in history from USF.

©2016 All rights reserved.