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#26 1stDivVet

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:49 PM

My regiment.. Crests are occopation period made in Germany, pocket patch is 50's 60's era

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#27 1stDivVet

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:50 PM

Backs of the 26th IR patches

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#28 gunbarrel

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:14 PM

1stDivVet,

You'd probably enjoy this photo.
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#29 gunbarrel

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

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#30 bigredone

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

The story goes that the 1st Division SSI was created from a bit from a German uniform at the end of ww1.

I suspect that the bit of uniform was actually an epaulet from a German 1st regiment uniform. Red stitched number one on a brown epaulet, looks exactly like the 1st division SSI.

Years ago I contacted the First Division museum about this. They deny it. Still hard to deny the similarity, especially when you look at the earliest examples. German ones look almost like sevens, so do the numbers on the earliest SSI.

John

My father's WWII division, so one of my favorites to collect.

Some of my variants.

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#31 D.A.T.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:17 AM

Some of mine.

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#32 rafaelega

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:39 AM

Awesome article, thanks for sharing.
Attached you can find a patch I got from one WWII Military Police display... I think it can be of your division (hand made). What do you think about it?:

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:57 AM

Scroll up to 1stDivVet's thread, he has the same ones, Occupation made 26th IR. Looks nice! :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

one of my favorite merrowed edge patches...love the 1 outlined in black

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#35 John Pfannenstein

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 12:57 PM

Wonderful collection!




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