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VietNam Era Army Crest PinBack - 588 Combat Engineer Battalion Marked N.S. Meyer
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Apr 21, 2013
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588 Combat Engineer Battalion Army Crest PinBack Marked N.S. Meyer - VietNam Era


This auction is for this very nice 588th Combat Engineer Battalion Army Crest PinBack from the VietNam War.

This pinback measures 1-1/16" wide by 1-1/8" high.  The pin is in very nice shape but it could use a good cleaning. 

My research indicates that this crest was originally approved for the 388th Engineer General Service Regiment on March 16, 1943 while the unit was stationed in Canada, and includes the following symbolism:

Scarlet and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers.  The wavy diagonal division of the shield represents the rivers crossed with the black line the oil of the pipeline.  The cost is the heraldic representation of the scarf of a military commander and stands for the pipe handled by the organization in constructing and maintaining the road through the Canadian wilderness.  The ptarmigan symbolizes the area where the battalion served.  The silver spruce tree is a symbol of the spruce forests found in the Canadian wilderness, with the silver color representing the snow upon them. 

The words "HIC ET UBIQUE" are the unit's motto - it means Here and Everywhere. 

On the back of the pin is marked N. S. Meyer Inc. New York.  Under that there is the N. S. Meyer shield and 22M raised. 

I am neither a collector of militaria nor an expert in the field.  I have done my best to research and describe this piece to the best of my ability.  Please view both photos in supersize mode and you will be able to see all detail and read all markings.  Then, make your own assessment as to condition and value to your collection.

I will package carefully and send boxed regardless of which shipping method you choose to ensure its safe arrival to you. 

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