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101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION BLUE AIR ASSAULT BERET 1973-1978


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I am still looking into the beret flash question regarding the battalion "tick marks", and when they started to use them. Just FYI, the beret that I bought at Bricks in 1984 had the 3rd battalion tick marks on them..

 

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I am still looking into the beret flash question regarding the battalion "tick marks", and when they started to use them. Just FYI, the beret that I bought at Bricks in 1984 had the 3rd battalion tick marks on them..

 

Leigh

That is correct, the flash had ticks. However, the question is about the oval. Apparently that particular unit, 3/187 used an oval without ticks...

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Yes-really old thread but sometimes it works...

Picked up this group of 6 berets and 3 flashes.

I was wondering if these are period pieces relating to this thread.

Thank you all in advance for any and all input.

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9 hours ago, Boy Howdy said:

Here is a picture I found online. Notice the Air Assault wings to the right of the flash?

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Great photo, these are Enginners of the 326th Engineer Battalion, one of whom is a Vietnam Vet of the 18th Engineer Brigade

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Berets look good from here, and the Flashes too, all for the 101 and all Flat Edge, 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry, 2nd Battalion 502nd Infantry, and the 1st Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery.

 

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14 hours ago, Boy Howdy said:

Here is a picture I found online. Notice the Air Assault wings to the right of the flash?

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This photo was taken at a company level change of command ceremony in the 326th Engineer Battalion. The officer on the right was my room mate for about a year at Fort Campbell at that time.

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6 hours ago, patches said:

Berets look good from here, and the Flashes too, all for the 101 and all Flat Edge, 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry, 2nd Battalion 502nd Infantry, and the 1st Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery.

 

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That's good to hear Patches. They weren't cheap but now I know they are well worth the cost.

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, bertmedals said:

This photo was taken at a company level change of command ceremony in the 326th Engineer Battalion. The officer on the right was my room mate for about a year at Fort Campbell at that time.

Small world,eh?

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5 hours ago, Boy Howdy said:

That's good to hear Patches. They weren't cheap but now I know they are well worth the cost.

Thanks!

Yes that's a great haul there we would all say, unissued, or more correctly since these were usually bought at the local PXs.......Unsold and bagged. I don't think we seen that before in the big Berets topic, 70s Berets new and in the bag still and with tags.

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