Badge, Military
1945 Approximate
Marksman (Machine Guns) Qualification. Material: metal. Size: 1" x 1/2" Description: silver metal cross-shaped badge; Sharpshooter and 1st Class Gunner; hand written note: "On tanks"; bar printed: "Machine Gun" suspended on metal chain link below badge; arms qualification: Marksman and 2nd Class Gunner; World War II.
Lester Quitney was with the Tank Destroyer Battalion 899 for the United States Army from 1943-1945. He worked at a CCC Camp in Washington State in December 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Rhineland Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Central Europe, Northern France and Normandy until being honorably discharged in 1945.