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Thanks to this Life magazine photo of Medal of Honor recipient SSgt John Pittman from 1951, we now have an idea how the white and blue KOREA tab was worn! ;)

 

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Was the "ALASKA" tab (yellow on blue) ever authorized to be worn over the AAF HQ patch, or only over the Alaskan Defense Command patch as shown in post #16 in this thread?

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Hey I'm kind of new to this forum, but in post 56 what unit is that representing and is it a veteran grouping? I have heard of an armored unit attached to the 11th airborne for the invasion of Japan, but I thought they had a blue airborne tab. Thank you.

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Captainofthe7th posted this photo in another thread definitively showing the 7th Recon tab worn with the 7th Infantry Division patch. It most likely was worn by the 7th Armored Reconnaissance Company. I also stole Mark's photo to show the tab itself. I love closed cases!

 

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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At the request of member Teamski, I've been asked to add this photo I posted yesterday.

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An Okinawa Tab, this one described as Yellow on Blue, being worn above the Ryukyus Command by Corporal Jesus Rodriguez at a stateside (Believe Camp Roberts) Silver Star award ceremony. Rodriguez was an original member or the 29th Regimental Combat Team based on Okinawa, and with it was sent to Korea in late July 1950, the unit was destroyed, having survived the destruction of his 1st Battalion, he was transferred along with other survivors to form the basis of the 3rd Battalion 35th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. With Rodriguez wearing this patch and tab, it is assumed he was transferred over to Okinawa after he rotated out of Korea and served for however amount of time till he was finally sent stateside.

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Now that the Army is reflagging former combat units as training units, there are some interesting possibilities. Here is the 199th Infantry Brigade patch worn with an Airborne tab. The 199th is now the unit to which the Airborne school at Fort Benning is attached.

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I got this from a WW2 EM that became an officer with the Transportation Corps. Looks like it was taken off of a fatigue shirt as it seems to be starched. He was in WW2, Korea, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, and Germany.

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4th Alabama tabs, the colored tab/ patch is Afghan made and the two other tabs/ patches are Iraqi made:

Worn by the 1st Battalion 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard which traces its lineage to the old 4th Alabama Regiment of the Civil War.

 

According to the wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/167th_Infantry_Regiment_%28United_States%29), the the 1/167th has been assigned or attached to the following: 35th Infantry Division, 149th Armor Brigade, 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 142nd Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

 

 

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We see the Korea Tab being worn over the KMAG patch rather than the normal KMAG bottom tab by MOH winner John Pittman, I guess he wore this for lack of a KMAG tab. Isn't it funny, that today original korean war post korean war 1950s KMAG tabs are quite plentiful :lol:

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