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Grandfather
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Grandfather
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My grandfather will not talk about WW2. I'm trying to find out about his service. I might be able to get more information if I could identify his patches, tabs and insignia. Thanks for any help

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Hi, from the 1st picture, I can tell you that the patch on the left shoulder is a Constabulary (occupation, post war) with a 78th Infantry Division patch on right, which would have been his Infantry Division during WWII> The 2nd picture tells me he was in the Adjutant Generals by the shield shaped pins on his overseas cap and uniform. The 78th was involved in battles such at the Battle of the Bulge and also liberated several concentration camps. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you.

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Michael O'Reagan

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I can Identify unit insignia, patches, pins, medals, weapons and accessories from US and other countries and eras to Revolutionary War to current.

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I have been a military dealer and appraiser for 15 years in Massachusetts.

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DAV, IAFF, NRA

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Self studied novice in all areas of history, firearms, foreign language. Professional Fire Fighter

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none but I pat myself on the back quite frequently.

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All clients are confidential although I work with many antique dealers across the country, have an established eBay business for 15 years, participate in militaria shows from Louisville to Maine.

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