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  1. Looks the same to me. I don't know what else it could be, since McKinney is wearing an Infantry School SSI with airborne tab.
  2. It's here, top center (and top left): http://www.military-insignia.us/Pages/SpecOpsInsignia/ParachuteWingOvals/Ovals-Misc.html
  3. This (I think) is for the USAF's 9th Reconnaissance Wing. It's not a pocket patch, however; it's on the left sleeve. The other patches have been removed. Anyone ever see this one?
  4. Yes that is the Airborne Department, US Army Infantry School oval.
  5. I'm reading a book by a man who served in a mortar platoon in the 91st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in WWII and he stated that they were not eligible for the CIB, even though they often were used as infantry.
  6. This one isn't mine, but thought I'd post it. Note 3rd AD SSI on sleeve:
  7. I just received this book about the highly-decorated recon company of Command and Control Central. It came out in September 2018. It's a good one, packed with info.
  8. That's a different unit and lineage I believe.
  9. Here's another one of these flashes with swords that were used by reserve units. 1/193rd Cavalry? Can't find anything about them online.
  10. Yeah I'm glad to hear that, about the stars.
  11. I had this listed for ten days on everybody's favorite auction site, starting at ninety-nine with free shipping and...it ended without even one bid. I cannot believe this.
  12. The one that I posted, the aircrew one with the basic training-type tapes, is post-Desert Storm. Dunno if that means much.
  13. I saved this photo for reference; ever see this type? They're the commonly-seen nylon tapes, but inked with a stencil:
  14. Yeah I looked at both uniforms, and the thread is green but faded. In fact the RDF is still green on the inside of the coat, but nearly white on the outside.
  15. Good answers, gents. While we're on this subject - what do you think of this one?
  16. I looked the guy's name up and I'm pretty sure it's not humped up.
  17. I have this RDF coat, and was curious about the US Army and name tapes, which I haven't seen before. Here's the Army tape:
  18. I'd like to recommend this book, "Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War" - it's about the horrific ordeal that US Korean War POW's went through, and deals with how they tried to adjust after the war, particularly in light of negative publicity. The book also sheds light on some misconceptions that exist. Interesting book and a sobering read.
  19. I'm certain it's the Army PUC (then called the DUC), probably for the Pusan Perimeter. It's the narrower USAF style however, so that it can fit onto the ribbon rack.
  20. Does anyone know what the Navy regs were in the 50s - early 60s, regarding star appurtenances on the AM? I have this on a uniform that dates to the early 60s, but this Marine officer has the smaller bronze stars on his AM. I'm pretty sure this uniform wasn't humped up.
  21. I've been re-reading three memoirs lately, and while these works also include other campaigns, they all have a lot about Guadalcanal. The first is Shots Fired in Anger by Col John George, who was at the time a lieutenant with a weapons company in the 132nd Infantry of the Americal Division. George was a rifle marksman who won many awards at Camp Perry; the book (which in fact was re-printed by the NRA) has some observations about the equipment and weapons on both sides, with nice line drawings. But it is a personal memoir and is well-written. He also writes a little about his time in Burm
  22. OK, this looks theater-made to me (the arrowhead)...But are the tabs as well?
  23. An article stated that the veteran joined the NG, and later on active duty from May 92 to June 99. During that time, he served with the 25th Infantry Division as well as the 1st Armored Division. During his service with the 1st AD, he completed a tour in Bosnia in 1997. Later in Iraq he was with an engineer battalion but I don't think it was with the 1st AD. I also saw a recent photo of him (as colonel) and he didn't have Desert Storm ribbons.
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