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  1. The MP's from 76th Division, the star has a ship on it rather then the Indian head emblem.
  2. Not sure if this has been posted but this was worn albeit briefly, by Humphrey Bogart in John Huston's "Across the Pacific" (1942).
  3. It's a educated guess based on what's visible in the photos posted i.e. thirteen blobs and a wheel with eight spokes. The colour's are conjectural although the stars, assuming that's what they are, seem to be white. Buff was the QM branch colour so maybe...
  4. Just a suggestion, the brassard worn by some of the Transport Stevedore Battalion in 1917 seems, to me to consist of the wheel and thirteen stars of the Quartermaster Corps. It may have looked like this...
  5. This design, red and white axes on blue, was used by the 4th and 57th Pioneer Infantry.
  6. The round patch is nothing to do with First Army, it's the badge of the 1st Army Headquarters Regiment (an Army Headquarters Regiment with the ordinal number 1). 1st Army Headquarters Regiment was raised as a general support military police regiment by converting the French speaking 1st New Hampshire National Guard Infantry and filling it out with men with civilian experience as detectives. Formed in November 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina, it was overseas from March 1918 to June 1919. Its companies were scattered around the SOS: Headquarters SOS one company SOS Advance Section two
  7. Can anyone tell me which US and foreign medals Harjes was entitled. I know he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre and the Ordre de la Couronne. Photos show him wearing six ribbons in two rows. Cheers RW
  8. The LA on the BKQLA badge is for Long An. Horan was with the Long An PRU in 1969 RW
  9. It's 30 Combat Engineer Combat Group (Lien Doan 30 Cong Binh Chien Dau), the ARVN didn't have construction regiments.
  10. 302 Transport Company: The salamander also appeared in red or gold wire on a white disc as a shoulder patch.
  11. World War One Nerd et al, this may be of interest it's lifted verbatim from the "Manual of the Motor Transport Corps", October 1918. 513. IDENTIFICATION INSIGNIA. (a) Trucks composing trains or smaller units of not less than twelve trucks will have stencilled or painted on both sides and the rear distinctive insignia, together with the serial number, of such truck within the company or other unit. The design must be of simple pattern, readily discernable at some distance, and must be black, but on a background of any color, which must be more than eighteen inches square. The same design a
  12. YPBWUAGTBUYA maybe "You people better wise up something something something up your ***" Just a guess.
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