I am proud to be the caretaker of part of a veteran's estate. The military items went up for auction, and if I had put together more of my research beforehand, I would have placed more bids!
The veteran was a surgeon in the 506th PIR in 1956, later for the 10th SFG in Germany. He served two tours in Vietnam with various units including the 173rd Airborne, was posted to numerous medical commands, and retired a colonel in the 1980s. I was fortunate to acquire his named M1C (shown in greater detail here), 506th officer's Ridgeway cap, a cap with Ranger tab,