Here you go Wedgehead, XXIII Corps patches on 3rd Infantry troops, they provided the pallbearers for Patton, apparently the Guard of Honor as well, note the Old Guard Buff Straps on them.
Interesting he was awarded an Army Commendation Ribbon (It's original title before it was a full fledged medal in 1948-49). When this ribbon came out in late 1945 it would seem to most enlisted men that only officers were awarded it, so to throughout the rest of the 40s and well into the 50s, it got the nickname the Field Grade Officers Good Conduct Medal because of this belief.
Hey wouldn't be something if we found out that all the 3rd Infantry troops involved in Patton's funeral were awarded the ARCOM ribbon for this solemn duty, if so, then this Tech Sgt might of been one of them.
Edited by patches, 08 June 2015 - 07:19 PM.