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This is a circa early World War II United States Navy Seabees shield badge. The "Seabees" was the nickname for members of USN Construction Battalions. The badge is the type worn by Seabees serving with United States Marine Corps units. It reads CONSTRUIMUS BATUIMIS (We build, we fight) U.S.N. beneath the figure of a laboring soldier in relief. The badge has a maker mark on reverse.
Approximately 1-1/4" in height and 1" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Vertical pin with come-under locking catch.
" MACO (Metallic Arts Company) ROCH N.Y." (ROCHESTER)
This is from a United States Navy Seabees badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCJM18 LADEX03/17/20 SACJX09/20
7- (Very Fine-): The badge has some medium wear, overall very fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.