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#26 patches

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

Yeah my friend across the street has this booklet, I would love to get a copy myself, I do remember this one well from those days.

 

 

While looking at these great photos, something occured to me.

 

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See this photo above of the Airborne, note that at least one man has the Dollar Ninty Seven patch on, what unit in this, the 197th Inf Bde (sep) had a Airborne jump unit? there was a unit in the the Brigade's 29th Inf's 1st Battalion back in the Day, called the Bravo Rangers, they were a Jump Company IIRC?. I think the Bear might know he was there at Benning.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

I am not aware of any Airborne element assigned/attached to the 197th Inf Bde. The picture of the "Airborne troops" running from the opened parachutes are probably stand-ins from the Brigade for the photo shoot. There was an element of the 1/29th Inf called Bravo Rangers whose mission was to provide OPFOR for the Ranger School but I don't think they were Airborne. (Ranger in name only).

In 1981 the 197th Bde was deploying to NTC and they needed jumpers so the Air Force could get mission training and pay for the flight. Since the Pathfinder Committee was on cycle break they took all of us Pathfinder instructors and put two jumpers per plane and we jumped into the NTC. Great jump and then they took us to Las Vegas that night and we flew out commercial in the morning back to Benning. AND we got TDY pay ... whata boondoggle!

Interesting note on the Ranger Training pictures. The Ranger with the mustache was in Alaska with me in the early 70s. I believe his name was Hagle (I may be wrong but it's been over 40 years). He graduated Honor Graduate in AIT and was promoted to SP/4. Then he graduated Honor Graduate from Airborne School and was promoted to SGT. Then he got Honor Graduate from Ranger School and made Staff Sergeant and was assigned as an Instuctor. He was an E6 in Alaska.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

Thanks for your detailed and intersting reply Bear, I knew since you had a Benning conection back in them days you would know. The Bravo Rangers, I thought they were aggessors for the Ranger Department, wasn't sure, we had one guy up in Alaska in my company 4/9th  at one time who was one, but I can't now remember if he was Jump Qualified,(for me it's been less time than you, slightly over 30years :lol: ) probably not, as I think he would of been in Charlie Airborne, rather than Alpha, though he might of been off Jump Status, in any event, thanks again.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

Image (29).jpg Great shot of the MAB's top left post# 24. I've got more recruiting pic's around here somewhere...and by the way, nice pose St. John.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:16 AM

29th001_edited-1.jpg This is a booklet from the 1st/29th INF which was part of TSB at Ft.Benning in 1973-74. It was my old unit and we went back and forth to the 197th INF BDE a couple of times during that period. Our unit had companies from all of the different branches and supported all sorts of educational/training scenarios .Oh to be that young again...but not as foolish!



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:17 AM

29th002.jpg A and B Co's were Mech Infantry ( this might have been an experimental camo pattern as most of the tracks were plain OD)


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:18 AM

29th003.jpg D Co. was leg infantry


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:18 AM

29th004.jpg CBattery/83rd Arty


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

29th005.jpg C Co /75th Rgrs supported the Ranger School training



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:09 AM

So the 1/29th was assigned to the 197th but attached to TSB to support the school. Was C Co on jump status or just Ranger (there were LEG Rangers in those days)? The 1st and 2nd Ranger Bn. didn't come into existence until 1974.

 

When I was a Pathfinder instructor (78-83) we received all our vehicle, medical and driver support from the 197th. At that time there were no Airborne elements at all within the 197th.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

I think C Company's role was filled by C Battery 83rd Artillery Bear, check out the unit designators on the rear area left of the heavy SP piece.

 

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1-29 INF

     83 FA (we can't see the C in front of 83 FA

 

 

Interesting stuff there 335th.

 

 

Found this site on C Co 75th Rangers, it seems it had a direct linage to the C Co 75th Rangers in Vietnam, and was active prior to the activation of the battalions, were I sure once this occured in 1974, C Co 75th Rangers was inactivated.

 

http://e20-c75th-ran...php?t-3245.html

 


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

ranger004.jpg For those who may have been in C Co./75th Rangers at Ft Benning from 1973 through 74, here are some pics from the unit yearbook. The first is Cpt Petrie. He was the CO until later in 74 when he rotated out and Cpt Robert Howard  took over.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:15 PM

ranger001.jpg Suppl y section. I was in Bn S4 and did a lot of dealing with Sgt Dowse. He was a stand-up, good guy. Sgt. Christian, their supply sgt. was ABN Qualified, but not Ranger. He also was a great guy.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:27 PM

ranger003_edited-1.jpg Had a few run-ins with some of these dudes, mostly Hershey and Peterson. They never did want to get really serious. Just our youthful braggadocio at work.  Sgt Welke was a good guy.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:08 PM

Great group of photos 338, we see the unit sign C Company Airborne Ranger 1BN 29th Infantry, yet we see the guidon is C 75. Can you clarify, what was it's official title Co C 1st Battalion 29th Infantry or Co C 75th Infantry  (Rangers)?  Also we then take it that the C Co Rangers was the C Company of the 1/29 Inf rather than C Battery 83rd FA, would this be correct?



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

As far as I recall they were always known as Charlie Co./ 75th Rangers. They and Charlie Battery/ 83rd Field Arty were both a regular part of the 1/29th . Remember that the 29th was involved in many training aspects of the regular and reserve units, so it had to be very diverse in its make-up. I think that both units  probably liked to leave out the reference to the leg aspect  29th INF.whenever they could and the upper echlon seemed  not to mind.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

As far as I recall they were always known as Charlie Co./ 75th Rangers. They and Charlie Battery/ 83rd Field Arty were both a regular part of the 1/29th . Remember that the 29th was involved in many training aspects of the regular and reserve units, so it had to be very diverse in its make-up. I think that both units  probably liked to leave out the reference to the leg aspect  29th INF.whenever they could and the upper echlon seemed  not to mind.

As of April 1968 the Dollar Ninety Seven had two other Maneuver Battalions, the 5th Battalion 31st Infantry and the 1st Battalion 58th Infantry + E Co 21st Infantry (LRRP?). Were these two Battalions still part of the 197th Inf Bde when you were there? if so were these then the Brigades Tactical units, while the 1/29 was school support.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:12 AM

During my time,and when we were a part of the 197th, the Bde was composed of the 3rd/7th INF, 1/58th INF, 2/69th ARM as well as other units that I can't recall ( 40 years ago!) We,1/29th were transfered to The School Brigade in later 1973 until late 74 when we went back to the 197th



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

During my time,and when we were a part of the 197th, the Bde was composed of the 3rd/7th INF, 1/58th INF, 2/69th ARM as well as other units that I can't recall ( 40 years ago!) We,1/29th were transfered to The School Brigade in later 1973 until late 74 when we went back to the 197th

Thank you 338th.

 

3rd of the 7th, 1st of the 58th, and the 1st of the 29th, I guess that was the Brigade line up when I was at Benning doing my Basic and AIT, early Jan-Early Apr 1980 and up to the point of the change in 1983 with the new Regimental System.  With the 5th of the 31st, I find, that it being such a high CARS numbered Battalion, was inactivated during the Vietnam draw down, and with the return of the colors of the 3rd of the 7th to Benning in October 1970 was reflagged as the 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry.  Remembering that this was a unit in the 199th Infantry Brigade (sep) which was formed at Benning in 1966  


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:06 PM

Getting back on the recruiting theme... I posted these on another thread on Germany in the Cold War...

 

Note how the very clean GI's do not seem to be bothered in the least that their path has been blocked by sheep and are more than happy to help the shepherd...

 

Yep... that is just how it was!  LOL!

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