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If anyone has a picture of one of these "skull" nametags being worn I would greatly appreciate if you could post here!

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Here's another I just obtained in a grouping from Ebay. Embroidered on felt.

 

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Thanks for posting, nice detail to the skull.

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I believe these have already been posted elsewhere on the forum, but I was fortunate enough to acquire them and so will post them again. They background came out looking black in the picture, but the crests are machine embroidered on blue silk and then sewn onto the green felt leader tabs.

 

 

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Two more "Scouts" DUIs. Hard to tell from the picture, but these are made from silver-colored metal while the ones I posted previously are gold colored.

 

 

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Quick shot of 32nd items that I display....

 

 

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- Theater made un-official DUIs. I'm not sure of the period on these or how/where they were worn.

 

 

The two badges on the right ( round with skulls ) have been referred to in an eBay listing as " Beackgol ( white skeleton ) Troops Badge - 1st ROK Ranger Unit "

 

Here is a picture from the auction which was for a ROK jacket.

Many thanks to USMF member uberguido for catching this. This is a good lead in trying to determine origin of these badges. Looks like they may not be related to 32nd RCT at all.

 

 

 

 

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Phillock brought it to me and he mades a good connection here, could be ROK Rangers sure, maybe the Buccaneers used it as well? I have no idea but good connection made by Phill.

 

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Been in a bit of a 32nd "dry spell", but picked up this book recently. 1-32 yearbook, Camp Hovey Korea. I bought it for the pictures and it was well worth it. Great pics of uniforms & insignia being worn. A lot of pictures with soldiers wearing OG-107 caps with 32nd DI's pinned on the front, something I had not seen before.

 

 

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Here's a great photo from the book, the BN CDR, LTC Ives. Embroidered leader tabs, theater-made CIB, great uniform.

 

 

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Patches; that is a balls up story on Ricardo. If it hadn't been for his name tag, well the tie in of his short movie stint would probably had been over looked. How ironic this story is especially how it played out both in real life and on the silver screen.

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Great pictures, thank for sharing. First time I have ever seen one of these name tags being worn.

Just an amazing story. Do you think the picture is from the movie discussed in the article?

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The picture is from the movie ... All of the guys were from various units (32nd Infantry, 17th Infantry, ctc) a lot of the extra's were in the 7th ID Band (just a FYI)

 

A good movie with authentic late Korean War gear, uniforms, etc.

 

It's on Netflix and even on YouTube -

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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Quick shot of 32nd items that I display....

 

 

 

Great items! I collect 17th Infantry items and I have a lot of the same things as you (7th ID related) I do also have some 32nd Infantry items, to include a skull and cross bones jeep flag .. I'll keep you in mind when I dig them out. Do you have any 17th Infantry items by chance?

Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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Patches; that is a balls up story on Ricardo. If it hadn't been for his name tag, well the tie in of his short movie stint would probably had been over looked. How ironic this story is especially how it played out both in real life and on the silver screen.

Thanks kiaiokalewa, and the best thing it was a purely accidental find really. Remembering this extensive topic on the 32nd Inf 1950-53, thought it would fit right in.

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Great items! I collect 17th Infantry items and I have a lot of the same things as you (7th ID related) I do also have some 32nd Infantry items, to include a skull and cross bones jeep flag .. I'll keep you in mind when I dig them out. Do you have any 17th Infantry items by chance?

 

I come across KW 17th IN items from time to time searching for 32nd items. Most of what I picked up I have sold or traded. I only have these three items right now; I thought they made a neat little display so have held on to them. The DI is Japanese-made and marked Wellington, TOKYO. I look forward to seeing your 32nd items.

 

 

 

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rd12,

 

Yeah, that's a nice little display .. looks great.

Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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An early 1960s Buccaneer, DI on the scarf and all. Fred Hudgeons 2nd Battle Group 32nd Infantry, he would make a career out the Army and would be badly wounded in Vietnam with the 2/27th Inf, 25th Inf Div in 1966, recovering he would retire in 1985.

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Great picture, thanks for sharing. I've never before seen the DI worn on the scarf. Looks like a wool shirt.

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I agree I have seen the ascot with the skull patch on it and with a 7 th ID patch on it but never the DUI, great pic thanks for that!

 

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Here is a picture of the BN CDR in 1975, he is wearing the same type "recondo" badge that I posted previously in post #48. This is the first time I've been able to find the badge being worn.

 

 

 

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