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  1. Matmail, Thanks for the help on these. For aviation battalions do some personnel get to wear the maroon beret and the rest black? Seeing as how its with the 82nd I am guessing they do since the division is considered "airborne" but not everybody is airborne qualified within the division and since it is aviation that really is a bit confusing.
  2. Hello everyone, I found two more beret flashes at a gun show today and once again I am at loss for finding any information, but I do know one of them. The on one the right is for the 6th Engineer Battalion, but the other is a mystery. I have tried Google and looked around for Army beret flashes but Wikipedia is not that good. Can anybody tell me more on the 6th Engineer Battalion, if they ever wore a different color beret than black? Also does anybody recognize the other one? Many thanks in advance.
  3. MatMil, Thanks for finding that DUI crest, clears up a lot of things and questions.
  4. Another theory is that this person might have been a prior service vet. Judging from the jungle jacket he might have prior combat time in Vietnam and was wearing the 3rd MAR DIV patch to show a previous tour. Mind you I have no idea when the Army forbade prior service USMC veterans from wearing patches on Army fatigues. Though there were some vets that did this. I'm sure somebody more knowledgeable than myself can chime in and give a time frame estimate. There a few photos floating around the forum that show prior USMC vets in active/Guard/Reserve Army units that have patches in their fatigues.
  5. Good Evening Everyone, I bought this very good to near mint condition of M-1951 Field Trousers Liner some time ago, and it looks like they could be used with a cold weather ensemble. They are stamped with a USMC Quartermaster Depot stamp of Feb 1951 or May 1951 and have a soft almost cotton towel like inside. My questions are: Are these fairly rare and if so were they used quite heavily in the Korean conflict? Also are these part of a unknown cold weather layering system the USMC had? As I recall from USMC history of the Korean conflict the USMC and Army had little or no way to deal with the sub freezing temps and cold weather injuries during that time, could this be a item that was fast tracked for marines and sailors in Korea? Any help or info, or corrections to my theories would be really appreciated. Thanks
  6. MartinJmpr, Nice work for finding that bit of info. The JFKSPECWAR DUI does look like it would be appropriate since it is and was a school. From your previous post on the JRTC, I tried tracking down anything on the 'Web for a 509th PIR beret DUI and have had no luck. Did a DUI exist at one point?
  7. MartinJmpr, Thanks for all the info, I gathered the SWTG might have been a green beret or maroon depending on the status of the person. Does anybody have images what DUI crest would go with each flash? I figure SWTG would be a SF crest but what about JRTC? Thoughts?
  8. Greetings from another South Puget Sounder, glad you found us and welcome to the forum.
  9. Here is an update or a follow on for everyone, I visited the JBLM area again this weekend and found two more beret flashes, both of which were free for the asking. I have identified both from a Wikipedia search but I need to know which color of berets these would go with. I. E. black, maroon, green, tan, etc The one on the left is for the Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group out of Ft. Polk, LA. The one on the right is for the 1st Special Warfare Training Group out of Ft. Benning. Also I would like to find out which pin on DUI is correct for each flash. Thanks
  10. MatinJumpr, Thanks for your insight and information, I appreciate it.
  11. MartinJumpr, Yes, I seem to recall that, when I was stationed at JBLM back in 2007, the 201st BfSB was around post at that time and the unit did have a Airborne Arc above the patch. My new question is if you are assigned as a 11X in a LRSU/LRSD and are on jump status you are authorized to wear the maroon beret and not the Army wide black beret. At least that is how I interpret the AR 670-1 regulation. As of now I can not confirm that the 201st BfSB is still around or has a LRSU/LRSD. I'm hesitant to go with what Wikipedia says.
  12. 72psb, Thank you for the information, from what you mentioned is most of that stuff available on eBay? I'm thinking that is the only place where maybe I could get what I'm looking for, unless somebody else on the forum could tell me if there is another one stop shop.
  13. blkjack07, Thanks for ID'ing the flash. It would make sense that it would be a unit out of JBLM, as I picked it up from a surplus shop near there. Would this rate a standard black or maroon airborne beret? The 201st did have a "airborne" arc above its patch and a LRSU/LRSD unit assigned to it. As I stated above I would like to restore this but I would like to know which beret it coincides with.
  14. Hello everyone, I recently came across this unknown beret flash and I am having a hard time trying to nail down the unit. I have tried several google searches and all I can come up with is the fact that the red/white inner background is cavalry, the three notches would indicate a squadron, but what really throws the search off is the yellow thunderbolt in the middle and the thin blue border around the whole flash. There are several cavalry units out there that have similar designs but nothing comes close to what I have. Or even what kind of beret this would go on. If anybody can help out it would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
  15. Good Evening everyone, I was wondering if somebody could help me find some information regarding this GENTEX brand HALO helmet. It is a genuine GENTEX brand helmet, and it is specifically made for HALO parachuting, and it was made in 01/09. There is a sticker in the back inside of the helmet with the manufacturers info. Also if anybody has information in regards to what is missing I would greatly appreciate it. I purchased it last weekend for a reasonable price, but I feel it is missing some item(s). I would like to restore it and have it on display, its just this is an area I'm not familiar with. Thanks
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