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  1. Call me the bearer of bad news. We live in NEW YORK. No replicas/dummy guns of post-1898 firearms allowed! Most dealers won't ship dummy guns to New York. Why Not? They are illegal here! Unless you think orange is realistic, go with a pre-ban semi. ************************* N.Y. CONSOLIDATED LAWS Article 39-B. Imitation Weapons 871. Definitions. 1. "Firearm" as used in this section shall have the same meaning as that term is defined by subdivision three of section 265.00 of the penal law and shall include machine guns, rifles and shotguns as those terms are defined by sub
  2. Last week the executive board met and voted in a historic measure- for the first time since The Gas Attack was published in WWI, the 27th's newsletter will be available to the general public. The Orion Gallivanter is a publication started in theater during WWII for the members of the 27th Infantry Division. The term "Gallivanter" (sometimes spelled "Gallavanter") alludes to the division's island-hopping habits in the Pacific. Today's version is a mix of news about the current 27th Infantry Brigade and historical articles from the Mexican Border to Iraq. Each issue features a 27th Division
  3. And as long as we are talking about patches, here you go. Watch the star move! Sorry if it's somewhat OT. I'll spare this thread the DUI's though!
  4. A nice tin pin from 1922: And since I have welcome home ribbons here as well, how about this one:
  5. Been a while since I added to this thread, so... Here are all the 27th DA reunion ribbons I've compiled so far:
  6. I have never seen anything to indicate the 369th was part of the 27th at any time. Perhaps he wore it to indicate his combat service with the 27th? Perhaps he moved from the 369th to a 27th unit and just hadn't replaced his DUI's yet? His ribbon rack seems to me more indicitive of overseas service with the 369th than with the 27th- I don't see anything British there, perhaps some are French? I haven't identified them all yet.
  7. I bought this portrait because of the 27th Division Patch the Lieutenant was wearing. I didn't look too closely at it in the aution since I didn't expect to win, but I did. Good for me! When I got around to seeing the fellow's uniform in detail, I noticed he is wearing the branch insignia of the 15th New York Infantry Regiment, an African-American unit that became the 369th Infantry Regiment. The 369th is famously known as the Harlem Hellfighters and less famously known as the Black Rattlers. The reptile was chosen for their Distinctive Unit Insignia and is still in use today in the 369th Sust
  8. You know, I don't, believe it or not, but I bet someone here does. I just found some stuff today, though: From Vol. 1, No. 1 of The Gallavanter (August 1950), the 27th Division Association's newsletter: Personal Notes 165th Infantry 3d Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company Martin Foery is now regimental commander of the 165th Infantry. His official address is 68 Lexington Ave.*, you know where. We shall never forget the day that Mike Sheibner and Joe Hart painted the old address on a hut in Saipan. With Martin in control, we think his regiment is in good han
  9. 100% Correct! The 69th/165th was part of the 27th during WWII, as it is again today. (Technically, the entire 27th is part of the 42nd today, but is a seperately patched brigade.)
  10. Careful, here. Fort Wadsworth, NY is NOT the same as Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina. Many NY National Guard soldiers mobilized at Camp Wadsworth, SC, many becoming part of the 27th Division. Also, if wounded in WWI, he would have received a wound chevron, which could have been converted to a PH later. I don't see any record of his Soldier in what is digitized so far of the 27th's records, though. Good luck with the research and nice pic. If you discover the unit, let us know! CPT M
  11. And since I seem to be caught up and so have a few free minutes, here are some differences between an older screwback (prob 165th) and a newer (69th circa 2010) DUI.
  12. Just returned from a Military school this weekend and getting caught up on things. I'm sure one of the other fellows sent you this, but here is your uncle as the XO of Company D, 165th Infantry from the 1941 yearbook. Interestingly, his crossed rifles seem to be different than the other officers of D Co- you can almost make out the 165 on top, but what's underneath? What else would it be, but 69NY. A quick scan through the yearbook shows mostly senior officers wearing this decidedly unauthorized insignia... So if you are building his uniform, make sure it has these very special crossed
  13. Thanks. Funny thing, I store/display them in a very similar box to yours complete with almost identical style printed info card. Great minds, eh? I really like the 29th pin everforward posted. I think the WWI guys had the best stuff. Wasn't as gaudy as the GAR badges, but classy, with a lot of unit pride. Good thread!
  14. The 27th DA didn't hold annual reunions until fairly recently (even though they called them annual). Very recent reunions didn't have ribbons. I hope to change that... Most of these are my personal ones, some are from the Division Association archives. I've been meaning to organize them, thanks for the push.
  15. Here you are. 27th Division Association, of course.
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