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Posted 16 January 2020 - 08:26 PM

Twofer for the 2nd Inf Div Korean War.

 

 

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First is a GI of the division at Ft Lewis in 1950 sometime, like say the Spring of, Is it a Pre WWII type???

 

 

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Then a group of KATUSAS, 1952.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:55 AM

Lt. Jeffrey Wallace Green wearing the SSI of the Fourth Army with all of the Infantry paraphernalia including numbered branch insignia, shoulder cord and bib. I can't make out the DUI or number on the crossed rifles, but I believe it may be 30th Infantry. The 2nd Battalion 30th Infantry was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma during the Vietnam War and was awarded multiple Presidential Unit Citations and the French Fourragere Lt. Green is wearing. Lt. Green was killed in action in Vietnam on 20 February 1968.   

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 03:01 PM

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More 6th ACR during the DC Riots, 1968.  Bettman Archives, Washington Business Journal article



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Posted 27 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

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102nd ARCOM.  1st Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust

 

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Sisters Carol and Anita Drayton.  Carol was a University of Tulsa ROTC cadet and 45th Infantry Brigade National Guardsman.  Photo by Sherry Brown, Tulsa Tribune.  1st Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.

 

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CPT Don North, 81st ARCOM, and family.  1st Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.

 

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SFC Kenneth Drehmer, Primary Leadership Development Course instructor wearing USARV combat patch.  2nd Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.

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SGT Clive Jennings, 78th Training Division, PLDC student. 2nd Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.

 

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SGT Kevin Carr, 157th Infantry Brigade, PLDC Student. 2nd Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.

 

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Sgt. Jennifer Sylvie, 12th Medical Detachment, 86th ARCOM. 2nd Issue, 1989 Army Reserve Magazine. Via HathiTrust.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:47 AM

1st Signal Brigade worn on the ACU with smaller versions of the SSI worn on the helmet cover.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:35 AM

1st Signal Brigade worn on the ACU with smaller versions of the SSI worn on the helmet cover.

Cool.



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:57 AM

Infantryman of the 1st Infantry Division wearing full color SSI, including a 9th Infantry Division combat patch, and full color sleeve rank insignia during his 1970-1971 tour of duty in Vietnam.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:59 AM

Helicopter crewman of the 8th Infantry Division wearing 7th Cavalry DUI's and Aviation branch insignia. The 3rd Squadron 7th Cavalry was assigned to the 8th Infantry Division during the Cold War and that unit had an air cavalry troop.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:41 PM

Helicopter crewman of the 8th Infantry Division wearing 7th Cavalry DUI's and Aviation branch insignia. The 3rd Squadron 7th Cavalry was assigned to the 8th Infantry Division during the Cold War and that unit had an air cavalry troop.

Yes, for those unfamiliar with this, going back the the dawn of ROAD in 1963 probably, D Troops in Ground Recon Squadrons are the Air Cav Troop, while Vice Versa DTroops in an Air Cav Squadron are the Ground Recon Troop. Don't know if it's this way today.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:26 PM

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The Old Hickory Patch in Iraq circa 2005? 30th is now an Armored Brigade rather than an Infantry Brigade.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:12 PM

Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division and 82nd Airborne Division sometime between the end of World War and the Korean War during a period when there was quite a bit of transition in uniform insignia. Note both are wearing double enlisted collar brass. While the 3rd ID soldier is wearing World War II era enlisted chevrons that were authorized through 1948, the 82nd trooper is wearing 1948 - 1951 goldenlite chevrons. And the 82nd trooper is wearing an AIRBORNE tab with his SSI which was restored on 23 December 1948.   

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:09 PM

Your 3rd ID GI is wearing DIs for the 7th IR.

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:12 PM

KMAG, 1963, South Korea, with a visiting Nat King Cole, I guess Cole was doing a USO gig.

 

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I just noticed that Mr Cole is wearing a Brassard with a patch on it, any ideas as to what?

 

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:30 PM

Infantryman of the 3rd Battalion 22nd Infantry in Vietnam wearing pocket patches for both the 4th and 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam. The 3/22nd was initially assigned to the 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division when it arrived in Vietnam but that brigade was transferred to the 25th Infantry Division on 1 August 1967, becoming the 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division. It's possible he's wearing the 4th SSI as a sort of combat pocket patch and the 25th SSI to show his current divisional assignment.  

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:10 PM

Infantryman of the 3rd Battalion 22nd Infantry in Vietnam wearing pocket patches for both the 4th and 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam. The 3/22nd was initially assigned to the 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division when it arrived in Vietnam but that brigade was transferred to the 25th Infantry Division on 1 August 1967, becoming the 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division. It's possible he's wearing the 4th SSI as a sort of combat pocket patch and the 25th SSI to show his current divisional assignment.  

Good one.



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 09:14 AM

Soviet Col. Gen. Alexander Gorbatov wearing a pinned on Ninth Army SSI and Legion Of Merit around his neck. He is shaking the hand of Ninth Army commander Lt. Gen. William H. Simpson. May 1945.  

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 10:59 AM

Tab for the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force Land (LAND) worn with a 3rd Support Command SSI. The SSI was approved for the 3rd Logistical Command in 1952, redesignated for the 3rd Support Command in 1974 and again redesignated for the 3rd Sustainment Command in 2007.  
 
The soldier is also wearing the pocket badge for NATO’s Allied Mobile Force (AMF) Allied Command Europe (ACE).
 
According to wikipedia, the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (AMF) was a small NATO quick reaction force, headquartered at Heidelberg, Germany, active from 1960 to 2002. It formed part of Allied Command Europe (ACE), headquartered at SHAPE at Casteau, Belgium. The land component of the force, consisting of a brigade-sized formation of about 5,000 personnel, was composed of units from 14 NATO states.

 

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:27 PM

A Headquarters Allied Forces Central Europe HQ patch seen on Captain John J Tominac sometime in the 50s, Tominac was a Medal of Honor recipient from WWII, 3rd Infantry Division.

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:28 AM

A PFC incorrectly wearing the Special Forces SSI with the AIRBORNE tab above his RANGER tab. 

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:36 PM

101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles

 

Caption:  Men of F Company, 2/506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, waiting for their 439th TCG C-47 to take off on 5 June.

L–R: William G Olanie, Frank D Griffin, Robert J Noody and Lester T Hegland. At 01:20 they would drop over Hiesville in Drop Zone C

NARA:  51766 A.C.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:08 PM

A 542nd Parachute Infantry Battalion patch.

 

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:32 PM

On leave - jump suit

 

Note the "son in service" banners in the window too.....



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:48 PM

On leave - jump suit

 

Note the "son in service" banners in the window too.....

That's right, most unauthorized, but he could of course get away with it provided there was no MPs around  :lol: 



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:24 PM

A 542nd Parachute Infantry Battalion patch.

 

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Does anyone have an Image of an original real 542nd PIB patch to add to this posting, seen only Repros online, don't want to post a Repro to represent this photo and unit.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:54 AM

War Correspondent patch beneath what looks like an unnumbered Armored Forces triangle.

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