752nd Tank Battalion Grouping
Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:30 PM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:10 PM
Capistrano, Robert DI of the US Army (1939-46) Vol I Inf, Armor-Cav, and TD Units
Sawicki, James Tank Battalions of the US Army
Am sure there are other titles, but I like these.
Edited by tredhed2, 29 June 2009 - 08:11 PM.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:40 PM
Are you sure one is not a theater made example. They are basically the same DUI right down to the motto.
The "Fortis" DI with the rounded bottom is the postwar insignia of the 29th Tank Bn, which descended from the WW2 752nd Tank Bn. The wartime piece has a more pointed shield and was made in the US (in sterling) and in Italy, having the typical "horizontal U" pinback. Although most of the postwar pieces were made in the US, there are some German made pieces, including some made in the early 1950s with occupation pinbacks ("vertical U" fastener). The 752nd was inactivated at Trieste, Italy in 1947, redesignated the 29th in 1950 and activated at Fort Hood, and finally inactivated in 1957 in Bremerhaven.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:17 PM
Thanks for the very detailed reply. I'll check the two DUI's I have when I get home and send you a PM.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:36 PM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:37 PM
I lucked out. I have one of each.
Thanks again for the information.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:02 PM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:03 PM
there were noticeable holes in the uniform when it arrived where two ribbons had been removed (the three place bar was all that was present on the uniform). These ribbons were in the footlocker, so I assumed they came from the uniform. I know the order isn't correctly, but I'm sure they were on there before (probably good conduct only and WWII victory added post war).
Edited by wildcat123, 06 August 2009 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:04 AM
Gotta love the cross-stitching.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:20 AM
Thanks for posting that web address! That is a great site.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:07 AM
It's full of useful information.
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