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oh right, right....duhhh

 

its the wall at 8th HQ in England '44

Thanks D. A mural then, wow it looks very Art Deco, very 20s 30s, like some I've seen on the walls of Rockefeller Center or in the Chrysler Building here in Manhattan.

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Aerial view of the airstrip at the 1st Cavalry Division's base camp at Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam - February 1969

What do those tiny Yellow Cav like shields say, looks like VIP followed by a number underneath???

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Those may be pads for VIP birds. That practice still exists. As an example, the A Co of 2-1 GSAB (now stationed at Fort Riley) provides that service today.

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insiginia of the 2nd Air Commando's on the C47

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Marker in a churchyard in Malempre, Belgium

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MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
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CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
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Cool tail marking. Isn't there a patch with the exclamation point on it?

Probably one of the sweetest CBI patches I've ever seen

 

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121st Aviation Company with MACV's patch. Don't know the significance of the ARMOR type patch in the center, and we can't make out the word on the "tab", we do see the RVN colors on the yellow portion on the diagonal though. Perhaps it has something to do with the ARVN 9th Armored Cavalry Regiment???, the ARVN 9th ACR was since 1966 based at Soc Trang, maybe the 121st AVN Co flew support for it from time to time???

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Another Patch on a Cake

 

Found this online, though you can't make it out here it is the Florida NG 48th Armored Division's patch we're seeing on this cake, photo circa late 50s early 60s and shows officers of the command of the division and of the 1st Armored Rifle Battalion 124th Infantry.

 

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L to R: Maj. General Maxwell C. Snyder (of Jacksonville), Commanding General 48th Armored Division; Col. Louie C. Wadsworth (of Live Oak), Commander Combat Command A; Lt. Col. Ralph C. Davis (of Tallahassee) Commander 1st Armored Rifle Battalion; Capt. Charles G. Mohr (of Tallahassee) Commander Headquarters Company 1st Armored Rifle Battalion

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23rd FG

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10th Air Force HQ - Kunming China

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Found this online photo from a Gomer Pyle episode, here we see the 5th and 3rd Marine Division patches as a wall plaque. While it's known that the Marine Corps stopped wearing them after WWII, they still retained them to use up to the present day as a matter of fact, they where, and are use in and on all sorts of things, Stationary, Letter Heads, integrated into unit signage, on rare occasion on vehicles/aircraft, you name it.

 

BTW the Cpl is actor William Christopher.

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As one might think Divisional Shoulder Patches started to appear on bass Drums, oh I imagine in the early 20s, maybe as early as 1919. So go ahead and post any patches on bass drums you can find as I think there cool and interesting.

 

Here is the 43rd Infantry Div band in Germany circa 1952-53.

 

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