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Another TD combat patch, this time on an unnamed 1956 dated uniform I pulled out of the Halloween section of a Goodwill this year.8A248DA4-5442-4BCE-B0F0-95ACDE1A0026.jpeg.6035c4dedf13d26776e660894bda444f.jpeg

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6th Cavalry Regiment/6th Mechanized Cavalry Group, an old horse cavalry regiment that was converted to a reconnaisance unit that served with Patton's Third Army in World War II.

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An In Country novelty type ACU 1st MAR Div with IRAQ on the numeral One, not sure if is a attachment sort of wear, as in his unit was attachend to the 1st MAR Div, or this guy, this Staff Sergeant was in the Marines and reenlisted in the Army.

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On 11/25/2022 at 12:40 AM, patches said:

An In Country novelty type ACU 1st MAR Div with IRAQ on the numeral One, not sure if is a attachment sort of wear, as in his unit was attachend to the 1st MAR Div, or this guy, this Staff Sergeant was in the Marines and reenlisted in the Army.

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Some army units fell under the command of Marine units and would wear their patch as a combat patch.  There are authorization letters floating around for this.  Also, you would have Marines go over to the Army and then wear their Marine patch as a combat patch.  It was a gray area, but usually toleraged.

To answer your question on this top, it more than likely relates to service in the Second Battle of Fallujah where elements of 1ID were sent down to help the Marines.

 

Also some pertinent info here:

 

https://www.1stmardiv.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/540712/soldiers-earn-right-to-divisions-blue-diamond/

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Couple more USMC patches being worn by various members of HHC 1-194 Combined Arms Battalion, 34th Infantry Division.

 

First photo up is a I Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF)

 

Second photo is of the battalion commander at the time LTC Melton, and he is wearing a II Marine Expeditionary Force (2MEF) patch.

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96th Sustainment Brigade (The old 96th Inf Div and later 96th ARCOM), this 96th Sust Bde Vet whoever he is is then when this photos were taken, now in the 98th Training Division.

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