This pin belonged to my great grandmother, Nellie Ruth Williams. The one blue star on the flag denoted that one son (or husband) was serving in the Armed Forces. A gold star was used to indicate that the family member was killed or had died during the war. Her son (my grandfather), Ralph Scott Williams Jr. served in the United States Navy (USN on the pin) during World War II. In the second picture, you can see my great grandmother and the Son-In-Service United States Navy flag hanging in their window.
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Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – Nellie Ruth Williams (Waits)