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Offline brandm24

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Post Exchange token
« on: April 29, 2020, 12:07:45 PM »
This post exchange token of the 2nd Cavalry pf the US Army is undated but would be a WW ll era issue.

The post exchange was at Ft. Ethan Allen in Vermont. The facility was opened in 1892 as a permanent defense of the US / Canadian border. It was deactivated in 1944 near the end of the war. The 2nd Cavalry was headquartered there from 1941 thru 1944 so that would positively date it to that time period.

The attached picture is that of the barracks and post exchange.

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Re: Post Exchange token
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 05:56:43 PM »
Interesting token! I didn't know the term "post exchange" and found an explanation here.

I was taken aback a bit by the horse's head. I seemed an anachronism. On seeing the regt. coat of arms, I thought it came from there, but reading the history of the regiment, it became clear that they were still relatively new to mechanised cavalry. They got their first armoured car in 1936 and were weaned off their horses only in May 1942, becoming the 2nd Armoured regt.

I presume this means the token can be dated 1941 or 1942.

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Re: Post Exchange token
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 08:58:44 PM »
Yes, probably 1941 or 1942 but no later than 1944 when Ft. Ethan Allen was deactivated.

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