This is the DUI insignia pin representing the Army Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk Louisiana. When I obtained it, it was attached to a small homemade cardboard square. Written on the cardboard it says "Joint Readiness" and "Vietnam". That would have been written by a past owner.
I researched this pin and found that those who were taught to be soldiers at this facility participated in WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. But I couldn't verify that this pin was actually from the Vietnam era.
It measures about 1 inch. The motto of "Forging The Warrior Spirit" is on the front along the bottom. On the back it is marked "S-21 Made In U.S.A.". The back has a double clutch holder.
I obtained a large lot of pins recently at an estate sale of a man who was a very serious pin collector. I was told he served in Vietnam so that was the time frame he specialized in but that he also collected pins from as early as WWI, WWII, and Korean War time frames. I researched this pin, but could find nothing that would narrow down the date of issue.
This gentleman is moving into an assisted living facility, so his estate is being liquidated. The large lot of pins that I purchased consisted of 723 pins that he collected. I will list them several at a time in between my normal estate sale finds. If there is a particular unit's pin that you are searching for, just let me know because there's a good chance I'll have it.
The pin is in excellent condition with very vibrant coloring. You will receive the actual pin that you see in my photo. Sorry about the reflections in the photo. I took the picture outside and it's picking up the reflections from the tree.
NOTE: On the pins that I show as having more than one quantity of, the pins may have different maker or numbers printed on the back. If that is a concern for you, feel free to contact me and I'll provide the exact information for each pin.
Although small, when wrapped it will exceed the postal limit of one quarter of an inch for normal envelope mailing. Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail Package. Buyer to pay delivery charges of $5.50.
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All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.