Great Cold War US Army 56th F. Arty Bde Pershing Missileman Badge Ca. 1972. German Made
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Great Cold War US Army 56th F. Arty Bde Pershing Missileman Badge Ca. 1972. German Made

Code: uaimi70001pmm


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Great Cold War United States Army 56th Artillery Brigade Pershing Missileman Badge, German-made circa 1972. The badge shows artillery and reads: BRIGADE", "56 TH FA", and shows lightning bolts on either side of the missile point and "QRA" (Quick Reaction Alert) at the base of the badge. The QRA protocol was initiated to ensure a portion of each unit was always at the highest level of combat readiness and was required to react within seconds of verified orders. In fact, the entire command needed to be fully operational inside two hours after any alert activation. The Pershing Missileman Badge was awarded locally to individuals that achieved proficiency in using the Pershing Missile System and was only awarded for a short period between the years 1968-1979. After June 1971, the style of the Missileman badge changed to reflect the new designation, showing the lightning bolts from the insignia. This badge came along with the 1970 example, see link below.

VINTAGE: Cold War, circa 1972

SIZE: Approximately: 3" x 1-1/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cast, plated brass

ATTACHMENT: Two posts with clutchbacks

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAEX97 LAAEX9/15 SAAEX01/17

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge shows moderate wear, mostly to high points, much of the plating details remain intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.