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#26 patches

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

Your above post reminded me of this photo originally posted by Wailuna in a Abbreviated Khaki Uniform topic, Date of photo of this Master or First Sergeant, June 1959 as we see.

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

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A photo taken in the Fall of 1961 in West Germany, a SFC of the 24th Infantry Division is still wearing the type, he's actually talking with two reporters from Stars and Stripes.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

The PFC standing behind the guidon appears to be wearing the new style new style chevrons while everyone else appears to be wearing the M1951 versions. Also note that there appear to be two different color shoulder chords being worn. I assume the lighter colored ones are Infantry blue, but the darker ones look like they could be maroon for Medical Corps.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:07 PM

The PFC standing behind the guidon appears to be wearing the new style new style chevrons while everyone else appears to be wearing the M1951 versions. Also note that there appear to be two different color shoulder chords being worn. I assume the lighter colored ones are Infantry blue, but the darker ones look like they could be maroon for Medical Corps.

 

He's also the only enlisted man in the photo without a patch on his cap



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

 

He's also the only enlisted man in the photo without a patch on his cap

And no jump wings, Note too the two officers, second and third from the right wear no cap patch nor jump wings,but their ropes appear to be Infantry Blue, or maybe they're Buff??? I wonder what that's about.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:51 PM

The PFC standing behind the guidon appears to be wearing the new style new style chevrons while everyone else appears to be wearing the M1951 versions. Also note that there appear to be two different color shoulder chords being worn. I assume the lighter colored ones are Infantry blue, but the darker ones look like they could be maroon for Medical Corps.

As odd as it seems, seems the Gold on AG44 Pfc stripes start to come out in like 1956-57, seems just the Pfc ones, don't know how many OD IKE's I've seen over the years with this Gold on AG44 Pfc ranks on them.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:22 AM

The soldier on the far left of the second row appears to be a specialist,



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:01 AM

The soldier on the far left of the second row appears to be a specialist,

That's right, the 1955 reg ones. Curiuos as to why only ones seen other than the Spec ranks in this time are the Pfc. One more thing I pondered, why when they adopted these Specialist insignia's back in 55, they chose this particular color, one might think they would of hose OD on Blue Twill to match all the of the official EM chevrons. Was it because they already had in mind to eventually adopt the new AG44 Class A's?



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 05:05 PM

One more thing I pondered, why when they adopted these Specialist insignia's back in 55, they chose this particular color, one might think they would of hose OD on Blue Twill to match all the of the official EM chevrons. Was it because they already had in mind to eventually adopt the new AG44 Class A's?


Yeah, after years of studies and trials the final decision to go with the Army Green was made in September 1954, so the "Goldenlite" insignia color scheme had been decided when the spec grades came out.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:07 PM

Yeah, after years of studies and trials the final decision to go with the Army Green was made in September 1954, so the "Goldenlite" insignia color scheme had been decided when the spec grades came out.

I guess they wanted to have these new ranks segued in when the new Class A's started to made available.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:08 PM

 
It also appears this First Sergeant has no knots signifying additional awards of the Good Conduct Medal.

If he was a reservist or national guardsmen, he might not have had enough active duty time to acquire anymore good conduct medals.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

If he was a reservist or national guardsmen, he might not have had enough active duty time to acquire anymore good conduct medals.

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He only got the EIB too, thought at first it was a CIB, not curently in an Infantry TOE unit cause he lacks the Blue, brass looks like Ord or QM?


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:56 PM

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He only got the EIB too, thought at first it was a CIB, not curently in an Infantry TOE unit cause he lacks the Blue, brass looks like Ord or QM?

Just noticed too he's wearing a NAME plate, looks might be Brass, Brass being one of the myriad of styles of NAME plates before the Army standardized them in Black Plastic or the type we are now familiar with. Also he's got that short sleeve shirt on, maybe he's wearing short's?



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:01 PM

Sorry, I put that wrong, I remember some in the darker Shade 51 Ike with pink pants, but not the OD Shade 33 with matching pants.

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Or OG Wool Shirts, would of seen these right, considering MASH went till the Armistice, the type starting to be seen in Korea in the late winter of 1953, but we never see then in the show :lol:



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

The soldier on the far left of the second row appears to be a specialist,

Looks like there are 3 Sp/3’s (Specialist 3rd class) in the back row. Numbering from left to right, soldiers 1, 3 and 5 look to be wearing the old style Specialist rank.


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