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The lapel button illustrated below is an error. The 83rd was a regular infantry unit

 which saw a lot of action in WWII suffering 3,637 battle deaths. It was not an

 Air Borne unit. So was the intention of the issuers to celebrate the 83rd’s return

or were they really thinking of the 82nd Air Borne. I’m sure the guys coming

home were too happy to let this screw up bother them but it makes for interesting


About Fred Borgmann

Retired from KP after nearly 31 years as new issues editor and the Standard Catalogs.
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