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A scarce Tree Trimmers Patch, Korean made, machined on white twill material. Measures 4"
"The axe murder incident Panmunjom axe murder incident was the killing of two United States Army officers by North Korean soldiers on August 18, 1976, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The U.S. Army officers had been part of a work party cutting down a poplar tree in the JSA that was alleged to have been blocking the view of United Nations (U.N.) observers, when they were assaulted by the North Koreans and killed.
Three days later, American and South Korean forces launched Operation Paul Bunyan, an operation that cut down the tree with a show of force to intimidate North Korea into backing down, which it did. North Korea then accepted responsibility for the earlier killings.
The incident is also known alternatively as the hatchet incident, the poplar tree incident, and the tree trimming incident."
Here is eight pieces of WWII American ranks sold as one lot :-
Tech Sgt. in wool -
Tec 4th grade in wool -
Tec 4th grade embroidered on twill -
Sergeant in wool -
Sergeant embroidered on twill -
Private 1st Class two different
A matching pair of Captains rank insignia, pin back with safety clasp in used condition.
An original sterling silver Combat Infantry badge adapted into a bracelet..
Overall it measures 7 1/4" approx.
A matching pair of Captains rank insignia, pin back with safety clasp fittings. Used condition.
A set of matching insignia consisting of the following:-
1. A pair of 1st Lieutenant rank, pin back fitting.
2. A pair of U.S, letters, clutch back fittings.
3. A pair of Infantry branch of service insignia in snowflake pattern, acid test and clutch back fittings.
A pair of original period officer's "U.S." letters on card, acid test and with Phinny clutch backs.
An original and scarce English made U.S. Army General rank star, sterling silver, pin back and maker marked J.R.Gaunt London Sterling.
A good matching pair of Warrant Officer rank insignia in the snowflake pattern. Early type Phinney clutch back fittings. No maker marks.
Measure 1" x 3/4"
A good matching pair of Warrant Officer rank insignia clutch back fittings maker marked by NS Meyer NY.
Measure 1 1/8" x 3/4"
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