Unknown Crossed Rifle Metal & Enamel Insignia

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    Unknown Crossed Rifle Metal & Enamel Insignia

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:32 pm

    I recently purchased an extensive grouping from a retired NSW Operator (SEAL). The items span a time period from the late 1980s through OEF/OIF with the Teams and then contracting. Included were a number of insignia items from allied NSW counterparts as well as captured enemy items. With this said, I am looking for assistance with an identification for this piece of metal insignia. Gold laurel wreath with enamel inlay featuring brown crossed rifles over a blue land mass. Primary enamel work is red and there is also a red enamel ring to the top of the wreath. Approximately two inches wide by one inch in height. No hallmarks or other maker information. It appears to be modern (OEF/OIF period). Obverse and reverse photos attached. Any thoughts or information would be most appreciated.







    Many thanks in advance .....



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    Re: Unknown Crossed Rifle Metal & Enamel Insignia

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:47 pm


    For what it's worth, I have been able to answer my own question:

    This is a modern/current issue Turkish Army Commando Badge.



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    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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