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#926 patches

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:04 PM

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A Capt Keith Grimes in Vietnam 1965, Grimes who was in command of a Special Ops unit styled the Commando Combat Weather Team

wears the 1st Pattern Tropical Coat with the Air Force's new White on Blue Tapes but with what appears to be Army Ranks and Master Blaster cloth badges, His South Vietnamese Made Cowboy Hat, is that Blue? Looks Blue right, in any event he's got what appears to be a South Vietnamese Made Master Blaster, Army type White on OD and Captains bars, which also appear to be In Country Made as opposed to the insgnia on his Coat.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:59 PM

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Here's one more of Cpt Grimes, here receiving a Bronze Star w/V Device, on this day he's wearing the OD Army 1st Pattern Fatigue shirt that appears to have now all Air Force White on Blue Insignias, plus a Blue Bib.

 

There's that Cowboy Hat again, is it BLUE? Looks BLUE like the Bib right? Would be real cool if these were made in Blue, something like those Blue Ridgway Caps bought only by Air Force guys.


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#928 flyboy53

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 04:29 AM

No, the hat is dark olive drab -- maybe newer than the other uniform items. Lighting in different photos throws off the reflectiveness of the color.

 

The insignia tapes are woven on a rayon type material. The jump wings and rank insignia are embroidered on an almost ultra-marine blue cotton a little thinner than the rip-stop fatigues.  

 

The scarf would be an issue one, almost the same color as the background color of the badges. I still have my scarf -- worn with starched fatigues to dress up a field uniform during formations and exercises.



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 06:36 PM

Equipt with Army Web Gear, Steel Helmets, M1 Rifles and GI Boots, but wearing the new Air Force Sage Green Utilities, are K-Dets of the new Air Force Academy on a road march out of Lowery Air Base Colorado in the late summer of 1955, Lowery was the first location while the new academy grounds were being built near by.

 

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:33 PM

Aviation cadets at Lackland AFB, 1959.

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:39 PM

1959: Aviation cadet, Lackland AFB, and cadet formation of the 3300th Pilot Training Squadron, Graham Air Base.

 

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