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#4276 seanmc1114

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:08 AM

Ben Harrell wearing the SSI of the Infantry School as a lieutenant general. To my knowledge, the commander of the Infantry School has always been a major general. General Harrell served as Commander of Fort Benning and Commandant of the Infantry School from August 1961 ro February 1963. His next assignment was at the Pentagon as Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development. These photos may have been taken after his transfer and promotion but before he removed his Infantry School SSI. 

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:26 PM

Not sure if this counts as in action.
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:28 PM

Newly Ranger tabed soldier
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Posted 23 November 2019 - 01:14 PM

Naval Beachmaster Group One (NBG-1) 'United We Land', USN Second Class petty officer in Vietnam

 

Caption:  Navy Beachmasters Precede the Third Marine Division ashore in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, April 1967. Official Navy Photograph

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

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For those curious like I was on the Order of Battle of the Guam National Guard.

 

Joint Force Headquarters Guam

  • Army National Guard Element
    • 473rd Judge Advocate General Detachment
  • 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment
    • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
    • A Company
    • B Company
    • C Company
    • D Company
    • Detachment 2, Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 105th Troop Command
    • H Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion
    • 1224th Engineer Company
    • 721st Army Band
    • Detachment 2, D Company, 1st Battalion224th Aviation Regiment
  • 203rd Regiment — Multi-Functional Training Regiment (Regional Training Institute)
  • 94th Civil Support Team
  • Recruiting and Retention Battalion
  • Medical Detachment

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 02:57 AM

I found this picture with the following description on the 2nd Armored Division facebook page: https://www.facebook...230324890387541
 
"This is my grandfather Jeff Daemen. After his hometown of Maastricht was liberated, he didn't hesitate and joined the US 2nd Armored Division as a American Red Cross volunteer. He did more then this and traveled along with the 2nd Armored Division until the end of the war. The insignia's you see are his original ones that he is wearing in the pictures. The 4 stars on the bottom are General Clark's stars. I am very proud of my grandfather."
 


Great studio portrait of your grandfather seanmc1114.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 03:14 AM

Does anyone else have interesting WW2 Red Cross photos with patches in action? Photo courtesy of seanmc1114.


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:18 AM

Does anyone else have interesting WW2 Red Cross photos with patches in action? Photo courtesy of seanmc1114.


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The officer giving the Hitler salute in the foreground was in charge of the POW exchange for the Germans. Andrew Gerow Hodges, the American Red Cross representative in the dark uniform in the center, set up the prisoner exchange in Brittany in November 1944. Pvt. Harry Glixon of Sarasota, Fla. was a member of the 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Division of the 3rd Army who was exchanged by the enemy.
 

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:21 AM

Here's another photo with some female Red Cross members and a female member of the First Army, probably a nurse, in the background. Based on their dress and inflatable life preservers they're wearing, they are probably in England waiting to go to France soon after D-Day or else just newly arrived in France. 

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:05 AM

Here's an interesting one that I don't think has been posted.  This is from Les Belges en Corée by Lt. Gen. Albert Crahay.

 

This shows an unknown American officer wearing the USMA West Point SSI as a prior service patch.

 

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:11 AM

Pacific Stars & Stripes. I'm not sure if this being worn as a combat patch or if they were normally worn on the right sleeve with another SSI on the left sleeve.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 06:08 PM

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A 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division GI, 1952-53 as he's in ODs probably taken in Japan on R&R.



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 06:09 PM

The Varsity Division on my old neighborhood friend Timmy Cox, this sometime in 1985.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:06 AM

197th Infantry Brigade with AIRBORNE tab. This medic served with Company A 75th Infantry (Ranger) from 1969 to 1971 after returning from Vietnam. 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:36 AM

Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion 508th Infantry in Panama in the 1967-1968 timeframe wearing the 508th RCT SSI and pocket patch.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:15 AM

197th Infantry Brigade with AIRBORNE tab. This medic served with Company A 75th Infantry (Ranger) from 1969 to 1971 after returning from Vietnam. 

Sean a error there, probably the caption for foto. The Alpha Rangers were not in Vietnam but a Ft Carson Colorado, remember they were still assigned to V Corps in West Germany even though they were stateside. No CMB we're seeing Hmm he should have it right. Too bad he doesn't wear DIs, as a Jump Qualified trooper in this unit, he was in one off the brigade's Infantry Battalion's Charlie Airborne's, in 1971-72 the 3rd Bn 5th Inf, 4th Bn 10th Inf, and the 4th Bn 20th Inf.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:03 AM

Sean a error there, probably the caption for foto. The Alpha Rangers were not in Vietnam but a Ft Carson Colorado, remember they were still assigned to V Corps in West Germany even though they were stateside. No CMB we're seeing Hmm he should have it right. Too bad he doesn't wear DIs, as a Jump Qualified trooper in this unit, he was in one off the brigade's Infantry Battalion's Charlie Airborne's, in 1971-72 the 3rd Bn 5th Inf, 4th Bn 10th Inf, and the 4th Bn 20th Inf.

 

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This particular soldier's profile on togetherweserved.com indicates he served in Company A 75th Infantry from 1969 to 1971. I have searched that site and found others who indicate they served with Company A 75th Infantry during that time period at Fort Benning. The information seems to indicate that when the various Ranger companies were redesignated as companies of the 75th Infantry on 1 February 1969, Company A became the LRP unit for V Corps and that it served at both Fort Benning and later Fort Hood where it was deactivated in 1974. Some information I am seeing indicates the company was attached to the 197th Infantry Brigade at Benning.   

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:27 AM



This particular soldier's profile on togetherweserved.com indicates he served in Company A 75th Infantry from 1969 to 1971. I have searched that site and found others who indicate they served with Company A 75th Infantry during that time period at Fort Benning. The information seems to indicate that when the various Ranger companies were redesignated as companies of the 75th Infantry on 1 February 1969, Company A became the LRP unit for V Corps and that it served at both Fort Benning and later Fort Hood where it was deactivated in 1974. Some information I am seeing indicates the company was attached to the 197th Infantry Brigade at Benning.   

Now that was my error, yes Ft Hood then, it was B Co that was still attached /assigned to a West Germany based Corps VII, at Lewis, And I don't know why, but I thought the 193rd Inf Bde in Panama he was in  :o Uptight and distracted I guess today, so forget all that I wrote :lol:   But now On this guy  we see now he was an Infantryman, and in Vietnam as such, in the 2/327th Inf, 101st Abn Div, where's does the Medic MOS come in, and since he was an 11B in Combat, no CIB, what about a beret too now that we're thinking, didn't they wear a Black Beret  :huh:

 

And no wonder I was having trouble looking for his oval, I was searching the 193rd Inf Bde's jup units. this is the one I think he's wearing A Co 75th Rangers.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:33 AM

Now that was my error, yes Ft Hood then, it was B Co that was still attached /assigned to a West Germany based Corps VII, at Lewis, And I don't know why, but I thought the 193rd Inf Bde in Panama he was in  :o Uptight and distracted I guess today, so forget all that I wrote :lol:   But now On this guy  we see now he was an Infantryman, and in Vietnam as such, in the 2/327th Inf, 101st Abn Div, where's does the Medic MOS come in, and since he was an 11B in Combat, no CIB  :huh:

The info I put up in the last post was from another guy who served in A 75th Infantry. I was just posting it to reflect that he also said he served with the same company at Forts Benning and Hood.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:59 PM

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A Group of 1st Army troops, pre war branch 1st Army patches on all, a light color as we see, circa late 1941 (Think the one Corporal second from right has a Good Conduct Ribbon, GCM comes out in June 1941).


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:31 PM

Hal Moore in 1970 as a Maj Gen and commander of his old Korean Wartime Division, the 7th Infantry Division in South Korea.

 

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:16 PM

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A Group of 1st Army troops, pre war branch 1st Army patches on all, a light color as we see, circa late 1941 (Think the one Corporal second from right has a Good Conduct Ribbon, GCM comes out in June 1941).


2nd GI on left has barrel shaped patch

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:16 PM

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A Group of 1st Army troops, pre war branch 1st Army patches on all, a light color as we see, circa late 1941 (Think the one Corporal second from right has a Good Conduct Ribbon, GCM comes out in June 1941).


2nd GI on left has barrel shaped patch

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:40 PM

2nd GI on left has barrel shaped patch

Great photo huh! this is from a FB group I belong too, a members father, he gives an August 1942 date for this, will be working on an update on him.



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 07:49 AM

One of the Army's newest -  the 117th Engineer Brigade of the South Carolina National Guard. 

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