Military General Staff Collar Insignia
The U.S. military, like any military around the world, identifies its military specialties by uniquely designed patches, ribbons, badges, pins and other items.
Below are the general staff and higher rank collar insignia as described by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry:
U.S. Army One
It began with an urgent phone call on September 7, 1957. President Eisenhower was required at the White House for some urgent affairs of state.
Service Badges of the US Military
Military collectibles are not a specialty of mine, except as they relate to the White House, office of the president or vice president. In the case of military service badges there is some overlap as they relate to White House service, but there is also a larger community developing for the high level service badges awarded to military and civilian defense officials.
Hearing the Veteran’s Story
I just read an article stating there are only three living WWI vets left. It seems like they all faded away without receiving the recognition they deserved. I’ve only met one WWI vet in my life. He was my great uncle Benny. Benny served with the 88th Division and told me that he survived the war but nearly died on the troop ship coming home because of a serious flu outbreak.