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A 2nd Armd Div GI circa 1966, an OD Cravat or is it the Dark Green of the Military Police?? Also, got an unknown DI on his soft cap, that one's got me stumped.

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Got that DI, yes, it's the early NCBU DI for the 2nd Armd Div, apparently wasn't worn that long.

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The picture is not the best since it is a screenshot of a low resolution scan of a newspaper, but here we see an armored chest patch worn by a member of the 4th Battalion 69th Armor 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning in 1967. It's impossible to make out whether there is any number in the apex.

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Here's a 4th Squadron 7th Cavalry Triangle, shirt circa late 60s mid 70s, 4/7th Cav the Recon unit of the 2nd Infantry Division.

 

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A 1966 worn 7th Army Tank Training Center Triangle, a Private, though there's a chance it was worn by an officer who used metal pin on insignia, rare at this date,the cloth variety most standard, but still seen every so often.

 

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Can we get a closer look on the TTC patch - it looks a bit weird for me ?

Nah it was an online find, Probably West German made no?

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No problem.What I meant to say is ,the TTC patch doesn't looks like German made ! - and in that case it's a copy.

Right, wouldn't know off hand if it will be a repro, seems to have an Army Green border though, or a Dark Greenish OD border, we would imagine there would be several slight variants of this made in the late 50s into the 60s up to the point they stopped wearing this full color version.

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There are two known GM armor triangles for 7767 TTC (US Constabulary) and 7th Army TTC. The example w/o the SEVENTH ARMY tab is for the Constabulary unit (1948-49) which was rolled up in 7th Army in 1949 and the w/ the tab is 7th Army TTC. There are other repros where the TTC was added to a standard, OD bordered WW II triangle w/ the TTC being the same size. 7th Army TTC was redesignated 7th Army Training Center in 1958.

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Found this interesting item, a late 70s (it's dated 1978) Perma Press Fatique shirt of this unit, with pocket patch wth scroll with motto as per the updated unit crest. Shirt must of been worn in this period when the1st Battalion 210th Armor, with the 210 hand stitched on the apex of the triangle, was a separate unit in the NYNG, the wearing of the 1st Army patch tells us that, sometimes separate NG unit wear the patch of their State HQ, sometimes not. Shirt is up on Ebay HERE if one is interested, where it described as a 131st Infantry Shirt :D :lol:

 

This unit, the 1st Battalion 210th Armor was inactivated sometime in 1993, in Albany, at the New Scotland Avenue Armory as seen HERE as a unit of the 1st Squadron 101st Cavalry and thus wouldn't wear this 10th Infantry patch no more, but wear, if one was worn, the 101 Cav's one HERE but in subdued, can't find a subdued version to post.

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Soldier of the 2nd Armored Division wearing a name tape with Artillery branch colors sometime between 1954 and 1956.

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Here's a weird one. 1st LOG CMD and an armor patch on the chest. Nametape does not appear to be US made. Pretty sure 1st LOG did TC stuff, not armor.

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Here's a weird one. 1st LOG CMD and an armor patch on the chest. Nametape does not appear to be US made. Pretty sure 1st LOG did TC stuff, not armor.

 

 

That is an interesting one! If I had to guess it might be an orphaned unit that was under the 1st LOG for local control? According to unit history, they were stationed in France from 1951-1962, which would be about the era of this top. Just a wild guess...I wonder if this was a liaison officer to the French Armored School? If 1st TSC was the nearest large unit in France, he might have been assigned there for admin purposes.

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Here's a weird one. 1st LOG CMD and an armor patch on the chest. Nametape does not appear to be US made. Pretty sure 1st LOG did TC stuff, not armor.

Maybe an Tank Maintenance Company and or Battalion assigned to the 1st Log Cmd when it was at Fort Hood???

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Here's a private snapshot of Elvis wearing the 2nd Armored Division SSI on his chest. 

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George Patton as commander of the 2nd Armored Division wearing what looks like a World War I Tank Corps patch.

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A M1943 HBT shirt from the old 826th Tank Battalion when it was in West Germany, the Armored Triangle being worn in this instance over the NAME tape rather then the U.S. ARMY. Unit was non divisional under first the 19th Armor Group then the 4th Armor Group (19th Arm Gp redesignated fhe 4th July 1955) from 1954 to 1957 when it is transferred to Fort Benning Georgia where it's inactivated under CARS. The shoulder patch would be the 7th Army, which is not present on the shirt.

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The caption on the photo of these 4th Armored Division officers reads: "In a modern armored division even the chaplains have to move rapidly. These spiritual advisers of the 4th Armored Division use motorcycles to keep up with their boys. Left to right, are: Chaplains L.W. Kidder, Catholic; of Albany, NY; Major E.E. Espelien, Luteran; and P.S. Oliver, Episcopal."

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