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  1. In perusing the net, sellers offer conflicting measurements; on Amazon for instance, there are negative reviews to this effect (e.g., heads will be listed as 22 inches but in reality they're smaller. Does anyone here have heads that they could measure? The pinheads that I have are about 20 1/2 inches circumference, and that's way too small.
  2. Based on photographic evidence, I'm starting to think that some NG and Reserve units (to wit: armor) got away with wearing berets into the 1980s.
  3. I'm having great difficulty finding male mannequin heads that are male adult-sized. A quick check online is confusing and shows numerous people with the same complaint. Can anyone here recommend a good source that sells normal-sized heads? I suppose they don't have to be stryofoam, but I'm on a budget.
  4. There's an older thread on him at This Ain't Hell.
  5. I finally was able to score a copy of "Raiders or Elite Infantry? The Changing Role of the U.S. Army Rangers from Dieppe to Grenada". Title is sort of self-explanatory; anyway, it's recommended although usually pricey.
  6. Upon my inquiry the seller said she texted the "family member" who originally owned it and he said he was in the "1st Cavalry". When I inquired as to which unit, the response was "It was obtained in 1987 or 1986... Ft. Knox Kentucky. He does not remember what unit he was in. Sorry, I wish I had better info for you." Don't you just hate that when you can't remember what unit you were in?
  7. This one (below) I saw on ebay and I'm starting to think that these berets were put together and sold by US Cavalry.
  8. I'm currently reading "On the Ground" by John Stryker Meyer, about the men of SOG in Vietnam. Brass balls those guys had! Meyer was with one of the recon teams in the book, so he knows what he's talking about. I'll be reading his other book soon, hopefully.
  9. Actually I think it was the LRRP company in Vietnam. I do know that the Cav's LRRP company originally was called "LRRP Detachment G2".
  10. Yeah also it just dawned upon me that a detachment wouldn't have an HQ anyway (I guess).
  11. I'm going to take a guess and say that it's the 1133rd Signal Detachment. Also, Signal Corps colors are red and white. I've never seen a Cavalry guidon that has that type of pattern.
  12. There's a regulation that allows for another ribbon to be worn if the recipient has 10, 14, 15, 19 or 20 awards since those numbers cannot be represented on one ribbon due to the four-device restriction. Maybe he merely ran out of room since there were no gold OLC's n those days.
  13. Yeah it's a foreign made bar; you can tell by the weave.
  14. That's very interesting; I am reading that the 3rd AD did have a LRRP detachment from 1959-60.
  15. A couple more 4th Inf / OPFOR beret pics: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=433011 http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=999273
  16. Were you able to compare them to a WWII patch? I'm asking because all the prewar examples I have, are smaller.
  17. This image is a still from a film of Macarthur in post-WWII Japan; several soldiers are seen wearing these helmets, presumably his honor guard. Has anyone seen this insignia before?
  18. I'm currently about halfway through Learning under Fire - the 112th Cavalry Regiment in WWII, by James S. Powell. Originally a doctoral thesis, it is a well-written work covering a National Guard unit's preparation and deployment for war in the Asiatic-Pacific area. I am also concurrently reading an equally scholarly treatise, Defending the Driniumor - Covering Force Operations in New Guinea, 1944 (the Leavenworth Papers) by Dr. Edward J. Drea. This covers the hard-fought campaign that the 112th Cavalry and 32d Division took part in while in New Guinea. The second part of it focuses on
  19. Of the uniforms he sold last month, one is back up - the 1st Cav Ike jacket. I guess it was returned. One of the other uniforms last month was named and some of the ribbons etc., didn't jibe with the veteran's service, from what I could glean from the internut.
  20. OK; thanks for the replies. I was curious because the seller had a couple other items that posed some questions.
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