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106th pin
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Can you identify the symbols? on this 106th CA AAA WWII PIN

Also can you tell me why the 106th and 45th thought so highly of each other?

Did the 45th provide infantry support of command posts as the 106th provided AA protection?


Sorry but I don't have a clue about the symbols. And I have no special knowledge about those two units during WWII.

Here are some sources you can check (from the 106th Wikipedia page):

Dupuy, R. Ernest (1949). St. Vith, Lion in the Way: The 106th Infantry Division in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Infantry Journal Press.

Frank, Stanley B. (9 November 1946). The Glorious Collapse of the 106th. Saturday Evening Post. pp. 3233.

Perloff (1944). Harvey, S, ed. 106th Infantry Division. Atlanta, Georgia: Albert Love Enterprises.
Whiting, Charles (1980). Death of a Division. New York, New York: Stein and Day.

Whiting, Charles (1969). Decision at St. Vith. New York, New York: Ballantine Books.  

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