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THREE COMBAT JUMP STARS ATTACHED
These are genuine United States Army Parachute (Airborne) Wings, with scarce Three Bronze Stars attachments awarded for three seperate combat jumps into enemy territory.
This type of wing was awarded to members of the legendary 101st ABN 506 PARACHUTE REGIMENT (BAND OF BROTHERS). These are 100% genuine post WW2 made paratrooper wings, hallmarked (makers marked) by an authorized US Government manufacturer V-21 on the reverse, the maker being VANGUARD USA. An oxidized silver badge 1 13/64 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches in width, consisting of an open parachute on and over a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward. A star and wreath are added above the parachute canopy to indicate the degree of qualification. A star above the canopy indicates a Senior Parachutist; the star surrounded by a laurel wreath indicates a Master Parachutist. The wings suggest flight and, together with the open parachute, symbolize individual proficiency and parachute qualifications. United States Parachutist Badge History: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Lieutenant General (then Major) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the Parachutist Patch which had previously worn as a large patch on the right side of a Paratrooper's garrison cap. The Army Parachutist Badge is issued in three degrees, being that of Basic, Senior, and Master Parachutist. The various degrees are signified by a star and wreath above the decoration.
GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE UNITED STATES ARMY AIRBORNE WINGS.
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