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So I finally found a picture of my hero/grandfather in his millitary uniform. He died a year ago after a long happy life. He was unspoken about his experiences in WWII, having suffered PTSD after living through Omaha Beach, the Hedgerows, St. Lo, the Battle of the Bulge etc. unlike most of his friends sadly. He did not mention specifics about his training or units so I was intrigued when I saw the patch on his arm. However, I cannot find what it belongs to for the life of me so help would be MUCH appreciated. We know he was trained at some point in time as a tank destroying specialist, or received tank destroying training. He was also trained by rangers for some reason but was not a member of the rangers. In addition he was with Patton's unit during the bulge and obviously one of the Army units that landed on Omaha beach, most likely the 1st Army. To me it looks like either an Eagle or a cannon, but I promise I have looked everywhere and still have no idea. If anyone has a clue please comment, I would love to find out more about his service. Thank you!

 

 

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"Nuts!" - General McAuliffe of the 101st Airborne

"Pain is weakness leaving the body" - US Marine Corps

"A good soldier always eats and always sleeps, so he is never hungry and never tired" - US Army+SSgt. Williams, US Infantry WWII Ret.

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I concur... ASTP.

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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HOW DID YOU GET THAT PATCH FROM THAT PICTURE???

 

 

How could you not?

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Ski.........I'm still darned impressed!

 

 

Remember that black and white images can reverse color darkness. That is the case here with the lantern.

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

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That is quite a military record for a ASTP guy, most were taken out of program in 44 and thrown in as replacements to make up the summer losses. I know of three I spoke to all same story, replacements to high number Infantry Div. 99th 104th

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