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    I recently cleaned out my parents’ condo and found this star pin in with my stepfather’s military patches and medals. While most of the medals were easily identifiable, I have no idea what this is. He served in the Military District of Washington during WWII (and after) in counterintelligence and attended the War College (though I don’t know which one) and wrote his thesis on interegation techniques. At one time he was working with the FBI and retired as an Air Force FTD civilian employee with 40 years service. He passed away about 12 years ago but my mother kept a case he’d put together with his military and political insignia. Does anyone recognize this? It is just a hair over 1/4 inch across the arms, appears to be of silver, has a blue enamel center with a silver pentagon on it. I don’t see any other marks on either the obverse or reverse.

    I suspect it has something to do with his war college experience but that’s just a guess on my part.

    Thanks in advance.



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    Not much help from me except to say I’m very familiar with all the authorized lapel pins and insignia used by DOD and this one is not an official item for which IOH has made a specification sheet. You may be correct that it is a War College item but it would be unofficial. I’ve never seen one like it and haven’t been able to find anything in my books like it.

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