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3rd Infantry Regiment Ike with 23rd Corps Patch

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I picked up this 1944 dated Ike jacket. I'd just like opinions on if the insignia all mess properly. The DUI wasn't approved until 1959. The distinctive trimming is legit I believe. The ribbons seem right. But what is throwing me off is the 23rd Corps patch. I can't find a make-up of the 23rd that shows when the 3rd was attached.

 

Maybe I'm not looking at this properly? Any thoughts appreciated.

 

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It is all correct. While the metal DUI was not approved until 1959, it was worn by the unit for many years before that. While I don't have the dates, The 3 INF was assigned to the XXIII Corps for a time on occupation duty in Germany. Before that, it had been assigned to the 106 INF DIV, wearing that SSI. I believe the 3rd wore the SSI of SHAEF after the XXIII Corps.

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Here you go Wedgehead, XXIII Corps patches on 3rd Infantry troops, they provided the pallbearers for Patton, apparently the Guard of Honor as well, note the Old Guard Buff Straps on them.

 

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Interesting he was awarded an Army Commendation Ribbon (It's original title before it was a full fledged medal in 1948-49). When this ribbon came out in late 1945 it would seem to most enlisted men that only officers were awarded it, so to throughout the rest of the 40s and well into the 50s, it got the nickname the Field Grade Officers Good Conduct Medal because of this belief.

 

Hey wouldn't be something if we found out that all the 3rd Infantry troops involved in Patton's funeral were awarded the ARCOM ribbon for this solemn duty, if so, then this Tech Sgt might of been one of them.

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Another post war sighting of the Old Guard and their Buff Strap, this time in Berlin, 3rd Infantry inactivated in Berlin, 20 November 1946.

 

Would be interested to know what shoulder patch they wore at time of inactivation.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/103050-west-berlin-district-patches-and-more/

 

 

Most likely the black SHAEF SSI.

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Most likely the black SHAEF SSI.

Possible the 3rd wore the USFET patch or 7th Army

 

https://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?https&&&www.usarmygermany.com/Units/Occupation/USAREUR_HqUSFET.htm


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As employee at the now closed Old Guard Museum, Ft. Myer, VA, I found no evidence that the 3rd Infantry Regiment wore the Seventh Army SSI while in France and Germany.

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There' s this IKE here with a 7th Army, don't have a ruptured duck either, if it did, we would inclined to say he was reassigned out of the 3rd Infantry for going home puposes, and was briefly assigned to a 7th army unit, and just kept his Old Gurad stuff on.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/200472-old-guard-3rd-infantry-world-war-ii-106th-division-combat-vet-ike/

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Did they wear the USFET patch with the Berlin tab? The chart shows the 3rd as part of the Berlin Command.... The black SHAEF Patch was not worn long after wars end as SHAEF was dissolved 14 July 1945 and replaced by USFET (blue shield) and then reorganized as EUCOM (European Command 15 March 1947.


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Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Did they wear the USFET patch with the Berlin tab? The chart shows the 3rd as part of the Berlin Command.... The black SHAEF Patch was not worn long after wars end as SHAEF was dissolved 14 July 1945 and replaced by USFET (blue shield) and then reorganized as EUCOM (European Command 15 March 1947.

Unlikely Doyler BERLIN tab, doesn't come out in the sometime in the 51.

 

This from the West Berlin district Patches and more....

 

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Brandenburg Gate patch: 1945 - 1947

USAEUR patch with "Berlin District" tab: 1947 - 1951

USAEUR patch with "Berlin" tab: since 1951

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I picked up this 1944 dated Ike jacket. I'd just like opinions on if the insignia all mess properly. The DUI wasn't approved until 1959. The distinctive trimming is legit I believe. The ribbons seem right. But what is throwing me off is the 23rd Corps patch. I can't find a make-up of the 23rd that shows when the 3rd was attached.

 

Maybe I'm not looking at this properly? Any thoughts appreciated.

 

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Match to one I have. Although not in the photo DUI's are the same.

 

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