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Hello all

I have this grouping of post WW2 insignia from my good friend Carl Shell.

I didn't really know where to post my question but as a good part is made up of ranks and rates, I'll post it here. Admins, if this is the wrong section, please correct :)

I know what the meaning is of all the items that are in this grouping but I don't really know how to date them.

So we have his rank insignia, several patches (including a WW2 and I think German made 1st ID patch) and some other insignia.

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Anyhow I was hoping you could tell me when these were used:

- the name tags

- the rank insignia

- the collar disks

- the cloth 18th IR DUI

 

Thank you very much

If you'd like better pictures please ask :)

"In almost all wars, the sight of foreign troops brought fear and terror to the local people, destruction and often senseless killing of local citizens. However, the sight of the American GI always brought smiles and joy to the local French people. They knew we were there to liberate, not to conquer; to help, not to terrorize."

Captain Leo T. Hury, M-Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

In honor of Captain Leo, March 19, 1920 - June 10, 2012

 

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January 23, 1926 - KIA January 13, 1945 near Langlire, Belgium after 11 days on the frontline

 

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I would guess it spans his career from post WW2 ocupation till the mid 60s.

 

the 1st and 8th Inf as well as 7th Army were all in Europe post war as well as WW2.Im guessing again he may have been 9th Armored in WW2.The name tapes and gold/black US ARMY tapes are commonly seen worn in the 50s and 60s being phased out when the subdued insignias were implemented in 1968

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The 18th Inf looks like the German weave type.Probably Occupation time frame.

The name tapes, black on white, were used from the 50's to late 60's.The collar

disc's look doomed and from the 50's.The PUC look's German made, Occupation

period.

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He was with the 9th during WW2 (gunner of the third tank to cross Remagen bridge) from its creation at Fort Riley until the end. Reenlisted after the war because his father was a coal miner and he'd rather fight another war than enter another mountain!! He ended up serving 15 years in Germany and even was a guard on the planes of the Berlin airlift. Retired in 64 because he reached the top of the ladder as a CSM!

An overall great guy!! :)

"In almost all wars, the sight of foreign troops brought fear and terror to the local people, destruction and often senseless killing of local citizens. However, the sight of the American GI always brought smiles and joy to the local French people. They knew we were there to liberate, not to conquer; to help, not to terrorize."

Captain Leo T. Hury, M-Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

In honor of Captain Leo, March 19, 1920 - June 10, 2012

 

Profile picture: Pfc. John T. DiMauro, E Company, 331st Infantry Regiment

January 23, 1926 - KIA January 13, 1945 near Langlire, Belgium after 11 days on the frontline

 

Looking for anything related to the 83rd Infantry Division (1917-today)

Visit my personal website: www.normandytothebulge.be

Learn more about the 83rd Infantry Divison assocation at: www.83rdassociation.com

 

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Also thanks for the info so far. :)

"In almost all wars, the sight of foreign troops brought fear and terror to the local people, destruction and often senseless killing of local citizens. However, the sight of the American GI always brought smiles and joy to the local French people. They knew we were there to liberate, not to conquer; to help, not to terrorize."

Captain Leo T. Hury, M-Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

In honor of Captain Leo, March 19, 1920 - June 10, 2012

 

Profile picture: Pfc. John T. DiMauro, E Company, 331st Infantry Regiment

January 23, 1926 - KIA January 13, 1945 near Langlire, Belgium after 11 days on the frontline

 

Looking for anything related to the 83rd Infantry Division (1917-today)

Visit my personal website: www.normandytothebulge.be

Learn more about the 83rd Infantry Divison assocation at: www.83rdassociation.com

 

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