The honorable discharge insignia, also called a “ruptured duck,” is a small patch that was issued to honorably discharged veterans. The patch was sewn onto a veteran’s service coat upon leaving military service. This type of patch was used during WWII.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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