American Legion badge : C H Carney, Merchant Navy

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL35603
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Cotton
Maker Unknown
Place made United States of America
Date made c 1970s
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

American Legion badge. The badge is embroidered onto a large black felt circle. The central design is a wreath surrounding a 5 pointed star. Within the star are the letters 'US' surrounded by a ring. The central design is embroidered in tan and brown. The outer part of the badge consists of a blue ring with the words 'AMERICAN LEGION' embroidered in yellow cotton. Surrounding the outside of the ring are stylised rays of sunlight embroidered alternately in yellow and orange.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of Cleve Hart Carney, who served with the Merchant Navy, including on operations off the coast of Vietnam during the war.