4th Battalion 47th Infantry 9th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS - 1966
He's wearing only one patch, no tapes either hmm. A bet, he's a trainee and a temp squad leader, here he just tacked on the stripes rather that having a brassard.
When the 9th Inf Div was reactivated at Ft Riley February 1966, it literally had hundreds of enlistees and draftees assigned directly to it, it was here these trainees got both their Basic and AIT, I believe however this pertained only to 11B and 11C trainees, the others, like Engineers, Signals, Finance etc, even Artillery came to the division after their very specific and detailed branch AIT.
There's that foto in Stanton's Vietnam Uniforms of these guys in AG44's being marched in formation by a Drill Sergeant in example.
Edited by patches, 06 March 2017 - 07:24 PM.