No, not for money, help identifying this military ribbon. Army or Navy, should be WWII era.



Posted by: Vinnie at 05:30 PM


1 I believe it is not actually a military ribbon for actual military members, but a star device for women with children in the armed forces. Each star represents a son in uniform.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at May 04, 2013 05:52 PM

2 Though it could also include daughters serving in uniform as well.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at May 04, 2013 05:53 PM

It looks like a lapel pin for a service flag. Each star represents a child in the service at one time. Given to parents, usually the mother, to wear. If you google "service flag" you'll find more info on it.
I checked other sites for ribbons and such and couldn't find anything that looks like your pic.
Have a good one

Posted by: DropKick at May 04, 2013 05:57 PM

4 Service flag pin

Posted by: Indy 1826 at May 04, 2013 06:06 PM

5 That's what it is. Gold stars for those who were killed.

Posted by: RobertM at May 04, 2013 06:16 PM

6 That's it! Thanks again!

Posted by: Vinnie at May 04, 2013 06:38 PM

They had similar cloth pennants to hang in the front window of the parent's homes.

I remember my mother's mother had one for my uncle who served on a mine-sweeperduring the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Solerno, Anzio and finally Normandy.

Posted by: Toejam at May 05, 2013 01:49 AM

8 Wait until tomorrow, the library across the street from me has military referance books on all the medels, bages, emblems, etc, etc.

Posted by: Phil at May 05, 2013 02:47 PM

9 One house in our neighborhood has one in the window with three blue stars on it. The sons are all in the navy. Thanks to all now serving, those who have, and those who will in the future. KILL ALL HIRABI'S!!!

Posted by: JusCruzn at May 05, 2013 07:24 PM

10 YHAUG, you were right. My Granny had one of those in the window during WWII for my Daddy, Aunt Mary, and Aunt Doris, all in the Army. They're all gone now, may GOD rest their souls.

Posted by: EROWMER at May 05, 2013 09:07 PM

11 My dad mentioned those kind of flags for people's houses (and medals too I hadnt seen before).

He was a kid at the time and I dont recall mention of any cousins killed though some were in combat. One I recall was a BAR-man - big/strong enough (relatives in the midwest, farm country) to handle a BAR.

Posted by: henkel995 at May 06, 2013 09:50 AM

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