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

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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 ...

Physical Description

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

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Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and one other and was provided by Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 620 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

The Sutherlin Family presents their collection of family letters to and from James Edgar Sutherlin, when he served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He enlisted before he was 18 and served from 1943 - 1946. Official Navy documents, ship menus, Newsletters, and family photographs are included.

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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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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

The 2009 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. The collection houses more than 5,000 items and gives a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerleee Foundation.

Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946

The Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946, features correspondence, photos, and other materials related to the military service of James E. Sutherlin. Jim was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving aboard the USS Kasaan Bay, CVE 69, in both the Atlantic Ocean and the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association.

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  • 1943 - 1946

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 17, 2009, 7:19 p.m.

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[United States Navy Ribbon With Honorable Service Lapel, "Ruptured Duck", Pin], physical object, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67088/: accessed January 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family.