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#1 patches

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:44 PM

This might be a bit of a toughy, but as we know it was done. So if you come across any images of a Unit Crest as signage or in any other form other than as a badge on the uniform, post em here.

 

First up is the DI of the 138th Artillery, it's the pre 1969 type, after which a scroll bearing the motto was added.

 

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I quote from site

"Four Kentucky National Guard officers, members of Battery C, Second Howitzer Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, pose in front of their unit crest on Hill 88, Firebase Denise, in South Vietnam (l to r) Battery Commander, CPT Lyle J. Thompsonk Battery Exec. Officer, 1LT Thomas R. ICe; Forward Observer, 2LT Thomas Clark; Fire Direction Officer, 2LT Richard Pfeiffer, Photograph Courtesy 1SG Joseph P. Simpson and Kentucky Historical Society."

 

 

Here's the post 1969 type for comparison.

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Oh PS, the troops in the above photo are wearing the subdued 24th Corps patch, 2/138 Artillery was a XXIV Corps Artillery unit.


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#2 RustyCanteen

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

I posted this photo of a sign for the 738th MP Battalion:

 

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Thread: http://www.usmilitar...alion-wwii-era/

 

 

 



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:56 PM

I posted this photo of a sign for the 738th MP Battalion:

 

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Thread: http://www.usmilitar...alion-wwii-era/

 

 

 

Thank you Rusty, an excellent contribution.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

The 229th Aviation Battalion's crest was painted on the nose of their slicks in Vietnam for a time, this is circa 1965-67. This battalion was of course in the 1st Cav Div.

 

 

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:59 AM

Here is an image of my 30th Field Artillery Regiment insignia Collection of metal, cloth, and bullion.  The next two pictures show the painted signs at the Main Entrance to Pascarella Compound, the Bn HQ for 1-30th FA in Vietnam in late 1970.  

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 03:09 PM

17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron circa 1946

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

D Trp 1_10 Headquarters sign.jpg

 

10th Cavalry for the 1st Squadron 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam. By the CO at this time, Lt Col William Moran would date it between September 1969-March 1970.

 



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

This might be a bit of a toughy, but as we know it was done. So if you come across any images of a Unit Crest as signage or in any other form other than as a badge on the uniform, post em here.

 

First up is the DI of the 138th Artillery, it's the pre 1969 type, after which a scroll bearing the motto was added.

 

attachicon.gif138thDUI_Firebase_Denise.jpg

 

I quote from site

"Four Kentucky National Guard officers, members of Battery C, Second Howitzer Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, pose in front of their unit crest on Hill 88, Firebase Denise, in South Vietnam (l to r) Battery Commander, CPT Lyle J. Thompsonk Battery Exec. Officer, 1LT Thomas R. ICe; Forward Observer, 2LT Thomas Clark; Fire Direction Officer, 2LT Richard Pfeiffer, Photograph Courtesy 1SG Joseph P. Simpson and Kentucky Historical Society."

 

 

Here's the post 1969 type for comparison.

attachicon.gifth.jpg

 

 

Oh PS, the troops in the above photo are wearing the subdued 24th Corps patch, 2/138 Artillery was a XXIV Corps Artillery unit.

 

The 2-138th FA was one of only 8 Army National Guard units to actually deploy to Vietnam.

 



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

 

Stuey what did you want to say in the quote? nothing was left, only repeat of post #1



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Dated April 12th, 1942; taken at Camp Gordon. 

 

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:25 AM

Reverse of photo, providing a description and history of the DI. 

 

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:48 AM

Nice one Mason.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:04 PM

A twofer, the 8th Cavalry and the 1st Cavalry Division. Sign is from when the division was in the ROK in 1964.

 

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:57 PM

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169th Infantry, 43rd Infantry Division Germany circa 1953.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:57 PM

Two of two different Cavalry Regiments from the pre war period 7th Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized) at Ft Knox Kentucky, like the late 30s, seems to of been a fashion in this using the unit crest on the gas tanks of motorcycles and other vehicle in the 7th Cav Bde  (Mecz).

 

 

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The 1st Cavalry

 

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The 13th Cavalry



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:53 PM

  ROLL ON 28th

 

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The 110th Infantry, 28th Infantry Division performs at the Ulm Hauptbahnhof 1953. The Unit Crest as we see on the bass drum, I guess the Infantry Regimental Bands made a come back after WWII for however a time, there was a topic (can't find it of course :lol:) that talks about their Wartime demise.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:08 PM

Here are a couple that have. 

The one is pretty big, about 5' for 4th Bn. 1st F.A.  and the smaller one is for the 264th F.A. Bn. The Unused decal is from the WWII Army Air Forces Training School.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:09 PM

the decal  kind of hard to photo, but you get the idea!

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:11 AM

Certificate holders.

 

 

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:04 AM

This is an aluminum vehicle DI. 197th (CA)AA of Field Artillery can't be sure ?

thanks, Matt

 

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 11:12 AM

This is an aluminum vehicle DI. 197th (CA)AA of Field Artillery can't be sure ?

thanks, Matt

 

It's a good chance that's what it's for Matt. See this, in this case the 7th Cav.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:27 PM

Image (27).jpg Image (27).jpg  Sgt. Major Greene 503rd AB Vietnam about 1969.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:46 PM

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Vietnam

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 08:07 PM

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Germany circa 1953 the 354th Engineer Battalion, this unit was of the West Virgina National Guard and was federalized because of the Korean War, it was sent to Germany to bolster NATO.


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 07:15 PM

Temporary HQ sign for 12th Army Air Force.  I believe that this was taken shortly after the landings near Arzew Beach, Algeria, in late '42. 

 

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