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    I second the vote.  But you have some classics here. Patches from the 80's are now old enough that people think they are from the wartime period.

    Not a whole lot if reference books back then on Vietnam insignia, it was a minefield.
    Seems like they made better copies back then than they do now.

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  2. I think I posted one of these years ago. But I was able to find another to make a set. Both are SILVER & Meyer marked. I've never seen the silver style before.

    We're these used when the Army did BOS insignia in silver or an early Air Force version?IMG_20200815_082436062.jpgIMG_20200815_082539709.jpgIMG_20200815_082556509.jpg


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  3. Interesting certificate that illustrates an often forgotten aspect of the war -- the partial mobilization of the National Guard for service in Vietnam and in support in the US.  Thanks for posting it.
    Here's a thought: If the headstone in the previous post is his, then his parents were from Kansas and are buried there and its a fair assumption he was originally from Kansas.  The 69th Infantry Brigade consisted mostly of Kansas National Guard units (primary exception being 2-133rd Infantry, Iowa National Guard).  That brigade was mobilised for Federal Service in 1968. Although the brigade was not sent to Vietnam, over 2,000 of it's officers and enlsted men did go to Vietnam as individual replacements, a number of whom were WIA.  
    Considering where his parents were from, Kansas, the Kansas National Guard might be good places to start researching.  The Kansas National Guard Museum in Topeka may have the rosters of the 69th Infantry Brigade and may be able to confirm whether he was part of the mobilization in 1968.
    Thank you for the information.

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  4. I think this is your department. Try contacting them.


    The Rough & Ready Fire Company was established on June 30, 1848. The company was originally housed on 3rd street near Mahantongo. The company name was changed to American Rough & Ready in 1851 and then to American Hose Company #2 on May 21, 1866. On March 29, 1869 the building on 3rd Street was sold and the site pictured here was purchased. The cornerstone of the building was laid on September 9, 1876. On January 21, 1960 the company broke ground for the social hall located next to the engine house. This building has served the company and its members well in the years since.

  5. Not a tank destroyer insignia but pretty interesting.


    This was on an episode of Pawn Stars. Ended up getting the jacket for $1200.

    Pilot was with the 354th FG a ND flew in support of D-Day & battle of the Bulge.

    Gotta love the reuse of the Tank Destroyer insigniapost-105435-1587235310807.jpgpost-105435-15872353136067.jpg


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