1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2019 2:47 PM by Alex Daverede

    Army - part of uniform

    Thelma Garza Newbie

      Can someone help identify the attached item, which i believe was part of my father's Army uniform?  What is the number?one eagle above a space containing name, LIC. NO., location, bottom has a star

        • Re: Army - part of uniform
          Alex Daverede Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Garza,

           

          Thank you for submitting your question to History Hub!

           

          I do not believe this article is a U.S. Army uniform item.  The format of the badge (eagle over shield with an embossed star) is more like that of a security guard.  The engraving speaks to the location (Marks, Mississippi) and the license number could be the license that the hiring company employed for its guards or it could be a license for carrying a firearm.

           

          Marks, Mississippi had a significant railroad and industry presence early in the 20th century, and both organizations employed numbers of security guards to protect their property.

           

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