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  1. This is for an MP One Stop Unit Training (OSUT) {basic and AIT combined into 16 fun filled weeks} for the 4th Platoon, Foxtrot Company, 11th Military Police Battalion, Fort McClellan, AL. I was in 2nd PLT, Delta Company, 11th MP BN and ours looked the same circa 1984.
  2. I am not an expert on bullion by any stretch of the imagination not am I trying to wind anyone up however, looking at these two tabs, the wire in both tabs appear to be ever so slightly different. The wire used in the INDIA COMMAND appears to be a bit thicker and more tightly wrapped leaving not much space between the wraps whereas the PARACHUTE wire has a bit more space between the wraps and does not appear to be as thick. I might be talking out of my fourth point contact but, just a slight detail I believe I am seeing. No, I do not have a PARACHUTE Tab and yes, I need one for my collection.
  3. This SSI is still being worn today by the French Army.
  4. That is an amazing collection, congratulations.
  5. agate hunter, Allan is spot on with his answer regarding the Jungle Expert patch and the new Tab. If you are looking for the regulation on the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, search the net for Army Regulation 670-1 (AR 670-1). The last edition that was published on 25 May 2017 but that covers mostly grooming standards and how to wear religious items of clothing. The Army decided to publish Department of the Army Pamphlet 670–1 (PAM 670-1), Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia also dated 25 May 2017 which covers how to set up the uniform and all of the goodies authorized to wear on it. Side note, anything published before 2017 had both aforementioned Reg and PAM combined. Not sure why they published two separate items in 2017. Enjoy!
  6. This was supposed to be 4 pages but I see that it is not so, let me sort this out and add the other 3.
  7. The Regulation that covers WEAR AND APPEARANCE OF ARMY UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA was once upon a time Army Regulation 670-1 but recently it was changed to Army Pamphlet 670–1 - Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia in 25 MAY 2017. I have provided several backdated versions to include the most current policy on arm flags. I hope this helps you in your quest. On second thought, I wore an American Flag on my MP Brassard (left side) while in Honduras in 1987.
  8. Tony, In James Sawicki's Antiaircraft Artillery Battalions of the US Army, Volume 1, page 290, this is identified as the 142nd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons) (Self Propelled) assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division from OCT 1952 - MAR 1959. This is the best I could do as I also have this tab and wanted to know. Most likely worn on a pocket flap but I am guessing. Kind Regards, Jim
  9. The 3" flag I wore in Haiti for Operation Restore Democracy in 1994. The 3.25" flag I wore on my return trip to Haiti for Uphold Democracy four months after returning to Bragg after the first deployment there. The 2.50" flag was worn by US Forces in Italy in the 80s when I was there. All of the other NATO nations wore their countries flag so we could tell each other apart in Joint Exercises was the rational back then. I am not sure why we changed from the left shoulder to the right shoulder with our flag in the span of 4 months but it was a Yes Sir, Yes Sir, three bags full Sir experience.
  10. Welcome to the group! There are a lot of smart people that hang out here with a vast knowledge base to help.
  11. I have seen the Red and Yellow scroll worn over the 25th DIV on an Ike jacket once upon a time.
  12. is it possible that this is a USAF Civil Engineering Squadron patch? If my memory serves me right, which is questionable these days, the USAF had their Civil Engineers broken down into two categories. They were Prime Beef and Red Horse. I forgot the difference however, when googling Prime Beef, there are more than a few Red Bulls snorting and generally appearing to have a nasty disposition represented. Just a thought as I may be grasping at straws here.
  13. A patch just like the one pictured is currently being offered on eBay as the 68th Infantry Regiment, Light Tank. It is also mentioned that it is pre WWII. Perhaps the seller has additional knowledge on the ID. Offered only as information on a possible ID.
  14. The third Pinned topic, Armor Triangles: Real vs Made for Collectors will provide a wealth of information to answer your questions. In short, it was made for collectors. Enjoy!
  15. Amazing does not begin to describe this grouping.
  16. I would lean towards a WWII 30 cal machine gun.
  17. Absolutely amazing! Sorry I could not attend this year, I was in the middle of moving to a new house.
  18. The one in the middle appears to be US made while the ones left and right of it appear to be Asian made IMHO. ATW! Jim
  19. Dear Doughboy, The 141st Medium Tank Battalion was ordered into active Federal service on 11 September 1950, and reported to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. On 6 November 1950, the 141st was reorganized from a medium to a heavy tank battalion. As training of the 141st progressed, the men underwent advance unit instruction at Camp Irwin, the Tank Training Center in the Mojave Desert, California. Many officers and enlisted men were sent to combat in Korea during this period. On 25 July 1952 the Battalion left New Orleans aboard the USS General Greeley, and arrived at Bremerhaven, Germany, on 9 August 1952, becoming Wyoming's contribution to the NATO organization. Throughout the period from May 1947 to November 1953, the 141st Tank Battalion was commanded by Lt Col Louis A. Hansen. Lt Col John J. Kelly arrived from Headquarters 4th Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to take command on 1 November 1953. http://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?http&&&www.usarmygermany.com/Units/ArmoredCav/USAREUR_19th%20Armor%20Gp.htm ​I offered the 141st because I have seen a photo of the SSI being worn with a RECONNAISSANCE Tab which is obviously German made. If and when I find the photo I will post it so in the mean time, how about you unclench and take a deep breath. There was no loss of life, limb or eyesight as a result of my post.
  20. Just for giggles, the 141st Tank Batalion
  21. Mason, This is truly a fine collection, congratulations on the acquisition! I would offer one suggestion which is to take the Black and Yellow AIRBORNE Tab from the Anti-Aircraft Command patch and put it over the 17th Airborne Division. A Blue and White AIRBORNE Tab was worn over the Anti-Aircraft Command patch by some units. Kind Regards, Jim
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