Ole Uncle Bob - D0n three crests. One was quite ornate and was from the 14th Regiment in the 20's. It had the words "Hold the Line". It could have been made of brass or copper. The other two were of a silver metal. One had a tger mounted on two partial silver tringles and had the words " In readiness. It was from the 610 TD Bn and the last was a wyvorn on a blue background from the 893rd TD Bn. Both were from the 40's. The last had no motto so I think we were supposed to know the wyvern was invincible.
Both the enlisted and officer insignia were of copper snce they were of a yellow metal. He had to buy a complete set of clothing, metals when he left the hospital because his clothing and othe belongings had been lost in that train wreck near Saarbruchen in August 45.
The last GOs I have end in December 45. One is signed by a 2nd Lt. The last by either a Lt Col or a Col. I suppose the lower grades were OK for care takers and the Col was for closing the 893rd down. I find no more after Dec 45.
I will call the library tomorrow. Thanks a heap. Mary
My some of the 893 will be discouraged to learn they changed to Tank Bns. When they were involved with the tank people the men who were supposed to "overlook" the smaller tanks were not too gracious about the task according to some to the S-3 Journals I have.