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do you recognize my dad's army unit insignia?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 22:27

hello members -
i hope this is not an inappropriate place to ask this question, if yes, pls forgive me.

my dad was an army medic of some sort during WWII, maybe surgical.
i know he served in europe, including belgium, france and off shore during the normandy invasion.

his unit insignia badge (at least i think that's what it was) was an image of a human leg, pierced by an arrow, on a red background.
i seem to remember the leg and arrow were silver metal, and the red background was enamel.
there may have been words at top or bottom, i don't recall.

if i could acquire an image of this badge, perhaps a photo or a digital scan, i'd be eternally grateful.

thanks for your time.
orienteeer.

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Alain
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Re: do you recognize my dad's army unit insignia?

Fri Nov 24, 2017 08:38

Hi,
Your Dad's DI represents the original 65th Medical Regiment, later redesignated the 65th Medical Group. Please consult our Galleries, and click on Medical Group/Regiment/Others. Design approved June 7, 1934, motto: "Da Destram Misero"; Give Aid To The Unfortunate.
Happy Thanksgiving and fine holidays. Kind regards,
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Re: do you recognize my dad's army unit insignia?

Sat Nov 25, 2017 14:44

thank you for your time, major batens! that's the one!

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