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Infantry blue shoulder cord and disc collar backings worn on a dress white uniform by an NCO of the Old Guard. The photo caption notes he was wearing the uniform on leave and he got a regulation haircut as soon as he returned to his unit.

What is this from the early 70s? We see the NDSM medal in full size there.

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Combat veteran of the 9th Infantry Division wearing the fourragere of the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation indicating he had served in a unit that was twice cited for that award. But note that he is also wearing the framed ribbon of the Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. It seems like the wear of the ribbon would be superseded by the wear of the fourragere.

 

 

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Medic of the 2nd Battalion 60th Infantry 9th Infantry Division wearing Infantry blue shoulder cord and disc backings behind his Medical Corps branch insignia

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Medic of the 2nd Battalion 60th Infantry 9th Infantry Division wearing Infantry blue shoulder cord and disc backings behind his Medical Corps branch insignia

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Is this photo from the early 60s when the division was a Ft Carson before its inactivation n 1962? I ask this cause in the 1962 4th Inf Div Yearbook which I think you have too, in this PENTOMIC period, at least within the 4th Inf Div, non infantryman assigned to the HHCs of Battle Groups wear the Blue stuff, Eng, Med, Sigs etc.

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An Engineer Branch Rope on Spec 4 Richard D. Hovland, Hovand was actually an Adjutant General Corps 71B Clerk Typist in HHC 69th Engineer Battalion and was killed by a enemy bullet on the opening day of the Tet Offensive, January 31 1968 at or near Can Tho.

 

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William Vincent Shorts wearing Infantry blue shoulder cords on both shoulders. He was killed in action in Vietnam in 1966.

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Infantryman assigned to the 1st Squadron 17th Cavalry of the 82nd Airborne Division.

 

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Here's an 11B Corporal of Troop D 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry 101st Airborne Division. He served in that unit between 1977 and 1980. Note he is wearing the Air Assault Badge but no jump wings but also wearing the Airborne patch on his overseas cap. Note that he is also wearing the Vietnamese unit awards his unti was entitled to. I don't believe that is authorized any more.

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Yet again we see the Blue Rope on a Vietnam era Medic, a highly decorated one, Micheal Ackerman, he was in one of the battalions of the 502nd Inf 101st Abn Div (Ambl)  1970-71 I guess. Ackerman passes unfortunately in 1990 when he's only 39.

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