173d Airborne Brigade



If you are a parent, son, daughter, brother or sister of a fallen Sky Soldier them you are eligible for membership in the society of the 173d Airborne Brigade.  You are also eligible to receive a Gold Star lapel button / pin from the U.S. Government.

The Gold Star lapel button, approximately 16 mm in diameter, consists of a gold star on a purple circular background, bordered in gold and surrounded by gold laurel leaves. On the reverse is the inscription, "United States of America, Act of Congress, August 1947," with space for engraving the initials of the recipient.  The Gold Star lapel button is furnished by the US Government, without cost, to the widow or widower, to each of the parents, to each child, and to the brothers, and sisters of a member of the Armed Forces who lost his or her life while in active military service.

To get a gold star pin you must fill out a DD Form 3, Click Here to download a DD Form 3

Society of the 173d Gold Star Form Click Here

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