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This is a great story! So he was Army enlisted (enlisted Army Good Conduct on his uniform in the photo), then an Army officer (LT bar on beret) and finally a Marine Corps officer.  Hell of a journey! RIP 

 

Interestingly he wears his para wings above his aviator wings.  Not being critical at all, just curious as to the Corps' order of precedence.   

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He enlisted in the Army and ended up getting selected for OCS and became an officer. He was a Ranger (which became his callsign when he flew jets) and Green Beret and of course airborne. I’m not sure on the placement of his wings. That’s how he always wore them. Maybe because he got his jump wings first? Speaking of jumping. When he was flying the harrier, he had to punch out when he was taking off and ended up punching out sideways. His jump training definitely kicked in and helped in landing/hitting the ground. The Stencel seat definitely did its job. Attached is the letter he sent to Stencel thanking them. He was an amazing man.

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I'd like to get some opinions on these Laotian wings;  they were pinned to a TN State Guard BDU coat which had Special Forces SSI on it.  They're 'DRAGO', in mint condition, and serial-numbered.  Apparently Royal Lao Army jumpmasters have come to the States in recent times and awarded wings to State Guard personnel after they've completed the requisite training and jumps, so I'm guessing that's what this is from.  BDU dates to 1998.  Also, it's difficult to see, but the badge is pin-back.

 

 

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