[United States Navy Ribbon With Honorable Service Lapel, "Ruptured Duck", Pin]

Description:

A piece of ribbon with the words "U.S. Navy" flanked by a flag and anchor on each side.

Also on the ribbon is an Honorable Discharge pin, known as a "The Ruptured Duck." It is gold-colored metal, with an eagle facing right with wings spread perched within a ring which displays thirteen vertical stripes. The right wing of the eagle is behind the ring and the left wing is behind the ring.

The "Ruptured Duck" was given to all Honorably Discharged military personnel, allowing them to wear their uniforms after leaving their service due to their inability to afford civilian clothes. At the same time, the pin let Military Police know that the wearer was not AWOL (Away Without Leave).

Creator(s): Unknown
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
The Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946
Usage:
Total Uses: 417
Past 30 days: 7
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
Coverage:
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1943 to 1946
Description:

A piece of ribbon with the words "U.S. Navy" flanked by a flag and anchor on each side.

Also on the ribbon is an Honorable Discharge pin, known as a "The Ruptured Duck." It is gold-colored metal, with an eagle facing right with wings spread perched within a ring which displays thirteen vertical stripes. The right wing of the eagle is behind the ring and the left wing is behind the ring.

The "Ruptured Duck" was given to all Honorably Discharged military personnel, allowing them to wear their uniforms after leaving their service due to their inability to afford civilian clothes. At the same time, the pin let Military Police know that the wearer was not AWOL (Away Without Leave).

Physical Description:

1 ribbon : cloth ; col. ; 3 x 55 cm. + 1 pin (gold ; 1 x 2 cm.)

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): ribbons | pins | Ruptured Duck
Partner:
The Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Collection:
Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: JES01_090
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth67088
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Other