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  1. M1Ashooter: Now all you need to do is convince all these experts who think that everything is by the book with no exceptions.
  2. Ask a simple question get a complicated answer. Learned my lesson will never post anything again.
  3. Following the return of the 173rd to the U.S. was its inactivation when its assets were used to form the 3rd Brigade (Airborne), 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). Both 1-503rd and 2-503rd were relieved from the 173rd effective 14 January 1972 and assigned to the 101st. The other two battalions, 3-503rd and 4-503rd, were inactivated following the 173rd return from Vietnam. The 3rd Brigade, along with other supporting division units, saw its jump status terminated on 1 April 1974 when the 101st became a completely Airmobile division (renamed Air Assault on 4 October 1974). Like I said
  4. I do not know if the shirt I showed here was in Vietnam dont really care but never say never. These shirts were worn in Vietnam in 70's. There are no absolutes here.
  5. Interesting photo from the 173rd Airborne site. Vietnam 1970
  6. When I get the shirt we will see what it yields as far as information. I agree with the last statment. Too much being read into this shirt. Weather it was worn in country or conus in not the big question here. I was only looking for more information on the soldier. Was throw off when someone stated that it should have subdued 101st SSI if worn in Vietnam and not color SSI which I know is not the fact.
  7. When I get the shirt we will see what it yields as far as information. I agree with the last statment. Too much being read into this shirt. Weather it was worn in country or conus in not the big question here. I was only looking for more information on the soldier. Was throw off when someone stated that it should have subdued 101st SSI if worn in Vietnam and not color SSI which I know is not the fact.
  8. You are entitled to your opinion and since you were basically incorrect on the jump wing star and the sundued and colored 101st SSI I will have to consider that you may be wrong here as well.
  9. Junction City is still listed as a US Combat Jump.
  10. Junction City is still listed as a US Combat Jump.
  11. I figured he saw combat with the 173rd in Vietnam and got his CIB there then transfered to the 101st. 101st wore colored ssi in Vietnam so I figure he was still in country in some capacity with the 101st. Weather he jumped with the 173rd who knows.
  12. I went through every Vietnam photo on the 173rd Airborne.com web site and could fine no photos of 173rd soldiers with stars on cloth wings. My feeling is that they did not have them on cloth but possibly on the metal version like you pointed out.
  13. I have seen and owned alot of OG 107 shirts from Vietnam with cloth jump wings and have never seen one with a jump star on cloth. I am sure they exist but have never encountered one. I own a couple from 1983 and 1989 jumps in Granada and Panama . I dont know if this guy jumped in Vietnam with the 173rd or not. Just pointed out there are two Scott's on the jump manifest. Thats why I am looking for more info on the shirt.
  14. Mass produced black on green eagle patches as shown at left, were made available but not worn by troops in Nam. The wearing of subdued 101st SSI was against divisional policy during that war. The example shown, according to an ASMIC authority, was part of a series professionally manufactured in Japan circa 1969, which included all divisions serving in Nam at the time. I know that an almost exact copy is being turned out currently for the Paris dealer mentioned previously
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