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Apples and oranges, and still not a DI.

 

Not only were these popular w/ 79th Div folks, the 2nd Div had many an enameled Indian on a white star worn on their fouragerres. They aren't DIs, either.

 

During WWI, and later, the chief authorized insignia to denote regimental affiliation was the collar disk.

I give up. Can we agree it's a cool looking pin, and it looks good on the guys headgear.

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A 3rd Div PTC, on a Musician Sergeant. Note the Musician pre war type chevrons, like the Air Corps types. IKE as we see has it's discs and French Rope, but is missing it's other insignia wise, IE ribbons, marksmanship badge if there was one, other DI's or perhaps other 3rd Div PTCs, but cool to see the PTC remains on the cap.

 

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An early 60s Lt Col of the Combat Development Command, wearing a Combat Development Command PTC (photo posted by seanmc1114 in the Patches in Action topic). Looks like a 24th Div combat patch there, Korea no doubt.

 

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2nd Armored Division patch type crests worn by Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Hulon Brocke Whittington of Company I 41st Armored Infantry Regiment. Note he is not wearing collar discs.

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Great photo of this Hell On Wheels Armored Infantryman

 

Born near Bogalusa, Louisiana, July 9, 1921, he earned the Medal of Honor in World War II while serving as Sergeant, 41st Armored Infantry, 2 Armored Division, near Grimesnil, France, July 29, 1944.
He later served as the model for "G.I. Joe: American Legion Soldier," a thirteen-foot limestone statue located at 1608 K Street in Washington, D.C.
He died on January 17, 1969 and was buried in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Medal of Honor Citation

WHITTINGTON, HULON B.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, 41st Armored Infantry 2d Armored Division. Place and date: Near Grimesnil, France, 29 July 1944
Entered service at: Bastrop, Louisiana. Born: 9 July 1921, Bogalusa, Louisiana. G.O. No.: 32, 23 April 1945.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On the night of 29 July 1944, near Grimesnil, France, during an enemy armored attack, Sgt. Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. He reorganized the defense and, under fire, courageously crawled between gun positions to check the actions of his men. When the advancing enemy attempted to penetrate a roadblock, Sgt. Whittington, completely disregarding intense enemy action, mounted a tank and by shouting through the turret, directed it into position to fire pointblank at the leading Mark V German tank. The destruction of this vehicle blocked all movement of the remaining enemy column consisting of over 100 vehicles of a Panzer unit. The blocked vehicles were then destroyed by handgrenades, bazooka, tank, and artillery fire and large numbers of enemy personnel were wiped out by a bold and resolute bayonet charge inspired by Sgt. Whittington. When the medical aid man had become a casualty, Sgt. Whittington personally administered first aid to his wounded men. The dynamic leadership, the inspiring example, and the dauntless courage of Sgt. Whittington, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

 

 

Whittington became a commissioned officer in 1949 and reached the rank of major in 1960. While serving in Vietnam as an ARVN ordnance advisor, he suffered a heart attack, forcing him to retire. He died at age 47 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.

 

Arlington Cemetery Hulon Brocke Whittington, Major, United States Army http://arlingtoncemetery.net/hbwhitt.htm

 

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2nd Armored Division patch type crests worn by Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Hulon Brocke Whittington of Company I 41st Armored Infantry Regiment. Note he is not wearing collar discs.

Great color photo, can't stop thinking how odd it is though as to him not wearing collar discs right, that and he's wearing the 2nd Armd Div crests as the 41st Infantry had a DI, had one since 1933.

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And a great TWOfer, a couple, husband and wife? they are both wearing the Air Transport Command PTC (photo posted by jguy in the WWII Couples topic, and posted here with his kind consent).

 

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A post-World War II example of the Manhattan Project SSI and patch type crest worn with enlisted branch insignia

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IX Engineer Command

 

jacket of Herbert W Shields

 

screwback- looks to be paint and enamel

 

Co B, 830th Engineer Avn Bn

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I guess this sort of fits the topic. Major General Lloyd R. Fredendall wearing a Roman numeral 2 on his overseas cap, presumably to signify the II Corps which he commanded in North Africa.

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