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Here is a unit newspaper from April 23, 1953. Single page, printed front and back. I just received this from another forum member. Talks about Prisoner Exchanges, Baseball scores, story about a soldier on guard duty shooting a trash can, Atomic Test at Yucca Flat, and operational report of skirmishes with North Korea. Edited by Cpl. Grigsby. The unit crest and skull across the top are what really drew my eye to this piece...

 

 

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Another skull name tag

 

 


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pic....

 

 

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This is the end of a swagger stick, named to an officer in 3rd BN, 32nd IN. Further evidence that the skull badge can be associated with the 32nd IN.

 

 

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No proper mess hall should be without regimental napkin rings!

 

 

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Selection of 32nd IN insignia

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Here's my newest find, not US made, most likely Korean.

 

 

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Closer look at the direct embroidered crest.

 

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Ooops, I posted this post in one of the other UN Korea related topics with questions, forgot totally that it was talked about before here in this one.

 

So without further ado, the original post from that other topic, I believe I can find more Ethiopian Officer's portraits with this badge, if I do, I will duly post them here.

 

Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:24 PM

The Ethiopian CIB? Looks similar to ourn. This officer from a 1971 photo at the Ft Leavenworth C&GS School has Korean War service, unfortunately the image didn't scan well, but he is wearing that ribbon for well known UN service medal.

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Buccaneers 32nd Inf jeep flag.

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Wow! Thanks patches, I've never seen that picture. What a neat shirt.


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Here's one in use, caption and all, from 1976. An interesting application of badge right, normally these had a cloth equivalent for fatique items with the metal badge reserved for Class As/Khakis, but as we see he wears the metal RECONDO badge, and on the pocket flap rather than commonly on the pocket either the right or left depending on unit and if there's another PP being worn. But from another posting earlier on in this very topic, we do see that this was the spot where it was worn, and worn apparently only in metal.

 

As an aside, don't know who the GI is in the Beret is, don't think he's in the 1/32 inf, probably a Green Beret in on the training right guys?

 

 

As another aside, just now on this EDIT came across these on this GOOGLE Image Search page, they're cloth 32nd RECONDO Arrowheads, in a few different colors from R G R Joe s, Legit???

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=recondo+32nd+infantry&biw=1366&bih=634&tbm=isch&imgil=e0HYwNrDpFTcFM%253A%253BmepJqGqDY2HYoM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fitm%25252F32nd-Infantry-Recondo-School-Red-Border-Arrowhead-Down-Patch-%25252F301710833989&source=iu&pf=m&fir=e0HYwNrDpFTcFM%253A%252CmepJqGqDY2HYoM%252C_&usg=__CTJohiCKcTgZ53cRMhhV4jFFQi8%3D&dpr=1&ved=0ahUKEwjixIiS_uzOAhVBLyYKHefbC8kQyjcIYQ&ei=F4DHV6LdDMHemAHnt6_IDA#imgrc=_

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Here's one in use, caption and all, from 1976. An interesting application of badge right, normally these had a cloth equivalent for fatique items with the metal badge reserved for Class As/Khakis, but as we see he wears the metal RECONDO badge, and on the pocket flap rather than commonly on the pocket either the right or left depending on unit and if there's another PP being worn. But from another posting earlier on in this very topic, we do see that this was the spot where it was worn, and worn apparently only in metal.

 

As an aside, don't know who the GI is in the Beret is, don't think he's in the 1/32 inf, probably a Green Beret in on the training right guys?

 

 

As another aside, just now on this EDIT came across these on this GOOGLE Image Search page, they're cloth 32nd RECONDO Arrowheads, in a few different colors from R G R Joe s, Legit???

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=recondo+32nd+infantry&biw=1366&bih=634&tbm=isch&imgil=e0HYwNrDpFTcFM%253A%253BmepJqGqDY2HYoM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fitm%25252F32nd-Infantry-Recondo-School-Red-Border-Arrowhead-Down-Patch-%25252F301710833989&source=iu&pf=m&fir=e0HYwNrDpFTcFM%253A%252CmepJqGqDY2HYoM%252C_&usg=__CTJohiCKcTgZ53cRMhhV4jFFQi8%3D&dpr=1&ved=0ahUKEwjixIiS_uzOAhVBLyYKHefbC8kQyjcIYQ&ei=F4DHV6LdDMHemAHnt6_IDA#imgrc=_

 

Patches, look at post #75, I think we have the same book! With regards to the 32nd Recondo Arrowheads that are done in cloth, I am unsure. I think the ones offered in various colors are clearly fantasy pieces. This particular badge has my interest though; http://www.ebay.com/itm/32nd-INFANTRY-REGIMENT-RECONDO-ARROWHEAD-PATCH-THEATER-MADE-/262603330780?hash=item3d2460d4dc:g:mMQAAOSwFdtXx4GQ

 

What I don't have is any photographic evidence of cloth recondo badges being worn by 32nd soldiers. And if ever worn, were they color or OD? I just recently bought another 32nd Infantry yearbook ( Korea 1969-70 ) once I have it in hand I will post anything interesting....

 

 


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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Right RD, that was your photo, the Officer sitting at his desk, my photo is the GIs in the field, from the 1976 ARMY GREEN BOOK. I posted yours as an accompaniment to show the badge was indeed worn in metal form, and on the pocket flap rather then the common way of it being in cloth when on fatigue items and sewn to the pocket proper.

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Picked up another Tour book (yearbook?) from B Co, 1969-70.

 

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First photo of note is of a soldier from the Heavy Weapons platoon. He is wearing the 32nd crest on his hat along with Airborne wings. Also see the OD cloth Order of the Bayonet badge on the pocket above an OD cloth Imjin Scouts badge.

 

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I posted this ascot awhile back (#82) and now here we have a photo of the same or very similar style being worn by a KATUSA.

 

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With regards to the 32nd "RECONDO" badge, not a single soldier in this book is wearing one. So my thoughts are that the Recondo badge program(course) was not yet instituted in the 32nd in 1970.


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32nd Recondo badge in cloth. This looks good to me in that it has some age to it - but still no photo of this style of badge being worn. Also, one would think this badge, if worn in cloth on fatigues, would have been black thread on OD cloth.

 

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I saw this at the ASMIC Show and was wondering if this patch has anything to do with the 32nd Infantry as it was among several law enforcement patches.

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I saw this at the ASMIC Show and was wondering if this patch has anything to do with the 32nd Infantry as it was among several law enforcement patches.

 

I believe this patch is related to the Buccaneer Commission, see here https://www.bucdays.com/info/about/

 

They reference the Pirate Lafitte in their history and make use of the skull & bones.


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I believe this patch is related to the Buccaneer Commission, see here https://www.bucdays.com/info/about/

 

They reference the Pirate Lafitte in their history and make use of the skull & bones.

Great research so it was a good thing I didn't pick this up as this has nothing to do with the 32nd RCT.


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