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Lt. William Calley wearing the 11th Light Infantry Brigade SSI as a combat patch as opposed to the Americal Division.

 

Also note that he is not wearing any ribbons. I believe Army regulations at the time said that ribbons could not worn while a soldier was being court martialled but for some reason badges could.

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Lt. William Calley wearing the 11th Light Infantry Brigade SSI as a combat patch as opposed to the Americal Division.

 

Also note that he is not wearing any ribbons. I believe Army regulations at the time said that ribbons could not worn while a soldier was being court martialled but for some reason badges could.

 

Wow that's a first, I only seen photos of him wearing the Americal, good find Sean.

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Col. William Haight, commander of the Engineer Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, places a Sapper tab on the shoulder of a Co. B, 65th Engineer Bn. soldier Dec. 11, 2004 on Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq.

 

Nothing unusual about the 1st Infantry Division being worn as a combat patch except for the fact it is a full color Army green version being worn on a uniform with otherwise all desert subdued insignia. It would be interesting to see which version is on the other sleeve.

 

Click to view the full image and note one of the partially obscured soldiers further down the line is wearing a desert subdued 1st Infantry Division SSI as a combat patch.

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Subdued U. S. Army Support Command, Thailand SSI worn as a combat patch and a full color version worn as a pocket patch on the khaki uniform

Good one, now we have to find a 9th Logistical Command patch worn as a Combat Patch, or was this just a case of vets of the 9th Log Com wearing the U.S. Army Support Command,Thailand patch as a Combat patch instead?

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Cadet Shane Swanson, a military science cadet with the Army ROTC Aztec Battalion, wears a patch from 1st Reconnassaince Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during a training exercise at East Miramar, March 10. Swanson deployed twice to Iraq as a Navy corpsman with 1st Recon. Bn. before joining the program.

 

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/381716/army-aztec-battalion-trains-aboard-east-miramar#.UXI150pPH8A#ixzz2Qyyz6NBq

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What's a "Battlefield Surveillance" Brigade, a fancy modern new speak term for Infantry?

Nope, it's a new version of an Intelligence Brigade, designed to provide a commander with situational awareness in the AOR.

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Nope, it's a new version of an Intelligence Brigade, designed to provide a commander with situational awareness in the AOR.

 

 

Had a feeling it had something to do with that.What are the primary MOS's for these type of units, Infantry or Intell?

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Here is one of a Capt. in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War receiving the DSC. He is wearing a 503rd Parachute for his combat patch.

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Looking for items related to the 9th Infantry Regiment.

"KEEP UP THE FIRE" the history of the 9th Infantry Regiment in WWII

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Here is one of a Capt. in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War receiving the DSC. He is wearing a 503rd Parachute for his combat patch.

Very interesting, an older captain, and a medical officer to boot, note the large Red Cross markings on the helmet.

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