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#1 Kansas Raider

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

Here is a 1st armored uniform. Can the location of the unit be ided by what is on the uniform? Also what is the DI? Thanks Steve

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:16 AM

DUI is the 6th Infantry Regiment  -  Click on the link for it's lineage in relation to the 1st Armored Division and the Constabulary in post war (West) Germany

 

6th Infantry activated 16 October 1950 in Germany.
 
Reorganized 1 June 1958 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.
 
Withdrawn 16 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:34 AM

it is dated 1982, what is the aiguillette on the right shoulder and the left one? Thanks Steve



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:56 AM

The aiguillette on the right shoulder is a Bundeswehr (West German) Marksmanship award.

 

It was not uncommon for US combat arms units (infantry, armor) to train with the Germans and earn this award.  Sometimes it was with a counterpart unit.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 12:01 PM

As far as where they were stationed in Germany during the Cold War:

 

"As part of the Army's post-Vietnam reorganization, the 1st Armored Division was moved to West Germany in 1971. It replaced the 4th Armored Division in the Bavarian city of Ansbach. The Division headquarters remained in Ansbach, with brigade units in the neighboring towns of BambergIllesheimFürth (Nuremberg), Schwabach, Katterbach, CrailsheimErlangen and Zirndorf for the next twenty years, as part of VII Corps, itself part of NATO's Central Army Group."

 

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 12:03 PM

This narrows it down a bit further:

 

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On 13 September 1972 was reassigned to the 1st Armored Division, and was posted at Stork Barracks in Illesheim, West Germany.

During 1st Armored Division's closing months at Ft. Hood, Texas in 1970-71 prior to the division's assignment to Germany, 5th Battalion, 6th Infantry was the 1st Brigade's mechanized infantry battalion.

In 1974, the regiment was split again, this time between Germany and the United States. The 1st Battalion was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Illesheim, Germany. The 2nd Battalion was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Erlangen, Germany, a three tank battalion brigade with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry as the brigade's mechanized infantry.

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2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment Coin of Excellence, 1984–1992, Erlangen, Germany.

The three Berlin Brigade battalions were reflagged as the 4th, 5th and 6th Battalions, 502nd Infantry. The 3rd and 4th Battalions were assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 5th Infantry Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana, where elements participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989, earning campaign streamer – PANAMA, and the Valorous Unit Award for Panama. In 1989, the unit also received the Army Superior Unit Award. The 5th Battalion was assigned to the 3rd Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division. The 6th Battalion and 7th Battalion were assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Bamberg, Germany.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:14 PM

BTW, the jump wings are on the wrong side and the unit citation is too high on uniform.  It should be even with the ribbons on the other side, right along the upper seam of the pocket flap.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:31 PM

I found the QM brass interesting



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:59 PM

I found the QM brass interesting


Supply NCO in an infantry unit. Pretty normal.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:28 PM

Supply NCO in an infantry unit. Pretty normal.

 

Yep, agree.  Trained right along with the rest of the troops.




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