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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:57 AM

The Capt is wearing a RANGER tab over an AIRBORNE tab over his 197th Inf Bde SSI. He has already been to RVN. Not aware of any airborne elements in the 197th. 

Exactly. Of course the RANGER tab is an individual skill award so there is nothing unusual about that. But as you say, I don't know of any airborne elements attached to the 197th unless there was some sort of LRRP detachment. But usually when that is the case, jump wings are worn on an oval which doesn't appear to be the case here.The only other thing I can think of is if it is not in fact an AIRBORNE perhaps it's an HONOR GUARD tab. 



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

Exactly. Of course the RANGER tab is an individual skill award so there is nothing unusual about that. But as you say, I don't know of any airborne elements attached to the 197th unless there was some sort of LRRP detachment. But usually when that is the case, jump wings are worn on an oval which doesn't appear to be the case here.The only other thing I can think of is if it is not in fact an AIRBORNE perhaps it's an HONOR GUARD tab. 

There was E Co 21st Inf in the 197th OOB 67-68, maybe into 69. I gather this was a LRRP unit, but the DI though hard to tell looks like the 29th Inf rather then the 21st Inf.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:17 AM

There was E Co 21st Inf in the 197th OOB 67-68, maybe into 69. I gather this was a LRRP unit, but the DI though hard to tell looks like the 29th Inf rather then the 21st Inf.

CO A (Ranger) 75th INF also existing at Fort Benning 69 - 70. Exact dates allude me right now. Obviously the photo pre dates that. Just an FYI as to Airborne elements of the 197th.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:47 AM

CO A (Ranger) 75th INF also existing at Fort Benning 69 - 70. Exact dates allude me right now. Obviously the photo pre dates that. Just an FYI as to Airborne elements of the 197th.

That's right, this unit was talked about a length and with photos in this topic.

 

http://www.usmilitar...pictures/page-2



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:50 PM

Dom Rep patch, in well the Dom Rep :D

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

A second sighting of the Technical and Administrative Services patch in the RVN, this one really in action during Mini Tet.

 

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And the caption with foto.

 

Moments after being wounded by enemy fire SFC Howard C. Breedlove (DASPO) receives medical attention from 2Lt. Richard M. Griffith (DASPO). This scene was received on Plantation Rd. in Gia Dinh, a suburb of Saigon. This action was part of what became known as the Post-Tet Offensive or the May Offensive of 1968. Several days later Lt. Griffith was also wounded.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

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And two more of the Technical and Administrative Services.

 

These two photos came from this site, and I do believe they list and show photos of every GI who served at one time or another from the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office or DASPO section of the U.S. Army Technical and Administrative Services during the period.

 

https://www.pritzker...mark-l-largent/

 

More on the Vietnam era DASPO, DASPO Pacific being the operative unit for South East Asia.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ographic_Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

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Don C. Faith during WWII with the 82nd, possibly taken in England before Overlord (the only two stars on his ETO ribbon would be for Sicily and Salerno), yet curiously he ain't wearin jump wings.

 

Here's more fotos of Faith in the 82nd, as we see, clearly he was jump qualified, which makes odd he doesn't were the badge in sitting for this portrait.

 

http://carentanliber...era-a-arlington


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

Another Color Cav patch 1/5th Cav 1968.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

Army Service Force circa summer of 1943, unit and location unknown. They're firing a M19 60mm Mortar from an M1 base.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

And the Washington District, firing a 75mm Recoilless Rifle, circa summer 1944, unit and location unknown, but if I had to guess location, either Camps A P Hill or Pickett.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:31 PM

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A group foto of Pathfinders of various units, I think it's the school at Ft Benning, of note is the III Corps patch with AIRBORNE tab seen on quite a few of them, these guys would be going to the Pathfinder Detachment 268th Aviation Battalion

 at Ft Hood no doubt, others we can spy so far, Green Berets, the 101st, what looks like a 8th Inf Div (that units Abn Element)


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Posted Yesterday, 05:12 PM

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A more current view of the old Washington District, the officer is Robert Foley, he is a Medal of Honer recipient for actions in the RVN in 1966 and served on duty till 2000.  I was wholly unaware of another Vietnam MOH seving on duty then, at least when I was in, knew about one, who for some reason thought was the only one, Drew Dix, that was because he was my Bn XO in the 4/9th Inf in Alaska 81-82.

 

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Posted Today, 03:56 AM

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A group foto of Pathfinders of various units, I think it's the school at Ft Benning, of note is the III Corps patch with AIRBORNE tab seen on quite a few of them, these guys would be going to the Pathfinder Detachment 268th Aviation Battalion

 at Ft Hood no doubt, others we can spy so far, Green Berets, the 101st, what looks like a 8th Inf Div (that units Abn Element)

4th row, 3rd from the right. Does that look like foreign insignia to anyone one else?

Maybe visiting Officers?



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Posted Today, 05:53 AM

SCARWAF officer. Note the three hourglass devices on the ribbon of his Armed Forces reserve Medal signifying 40+ years of Reserve service.

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Posted Today, 06:01 AM

Officers wearing the Aviation Center & School SSI with PRIMARY HELICOPTER tab.

 

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Posted Today, 06:03 AM

Another shot showing the Aviation Center & School being worn during a review. It appears the officers on the left wearing the PRIMARY HELICOPTER tab are cadre while the members of the honor guard and warrant officer candidates are wearing the SSI without the tab.

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Posted Today, 06:14 AM

4th row, 3rd from the right. Does that look like foreign insignia to anyone one else?

Maybe visiting Officers?

Yes I seen that, definitely not an American GI, got a different type tape with foreign wings over it, which on enlarging/zooming appear to be Thailand. The one on his right too, he has no tapes at all, at first I thought he might be a Marine, but as we know, Marines wear Khaki waist belts Web, he's wearing a Black one, so maybe Thailand too, or ARVN.



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Posted Today, 06:34 AM

I think that tape may be the one seen in this topic, in this case the only thing different is the the korean based Thai unit insignia

 

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http://www.usmilitar...7th-us-inf-div/



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Posted Today, 07:04 AM

U. S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee

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Posted Today, 07:29 AM

Members of the Texas National Guard's 36th Infantry Division wearing SSI on their wool shirts. From the division's 1940 yearbook. It seems the wear of SSI on these shirts was somewhat rare.

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Posted Today, 07:30 AM

Military Police from the same yearbook as the previous post.

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Posted Today, 09:45 AM

There's been some discussion in this topic about whether the 198th Light Infantry Brigade SSI was actually worn at Fort Hood prior to the unit's departure for Vietnam. This article from the September 1, 1967 Fort Hood Sentinel suggests that the insignia was worn at least a couple of month's before departure. Especially read the second paragraph.

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Posted Today, 10:13 AM

Here's another article from the May 26, 1967 edition of Fort Hood's The Armored Sentinel that suggests when it was activated, the 198th was a part of the 1st Armored Division.

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Posted Today, 10:33 AM

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