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Here's a find, and something I was totally unaware of.

 

Unknown Infantry DIs being worn in the late 20s, maybe the 11th Infantry?, the young officer? his name is Douglas C. McNair, and he is the son of Lesley J. McNair, that's right the General who was killed in that horrific friendly fire incident in Normandy July 25, 1944, unbelievably his son, now a Full Colonel is KIA on Guam with the 77th Infantry Division less then 2 weeks after him, August 6th.

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1 minute ago, patches said:

Here's a find, and something I was totally unaware of.

 

Unknown Infantry DIs being worn in the late 20s, maybe the 11th Infantry?, the young officer? his name is Douglas C. McNair, and he is the son of Lesley J. McNair, that's right the General who was killed in that horrific friendly fire incident in Normandy July 25, 1944, unbelievably his son, now a Full Colonel is KIA on Guam with the 77th Infantry Division less then 2 weeks after him, August 6th.

Douglas_C._McNair_(US_Army_officer) 11th if.jpg

https://www.westpointaog.org/memorial-article?id=9fdfdbe3-0c7f-4d82-a295-d94b30f5cd05

 

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/130004

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19 hours ago, patches said:

My Deep Background Operator haunting the halls of the old War Department Building informs me that young McNair's Infantry assignment was 1928-1930. He was with 12th Infantry rather then the 11th Infantry, 12th Infantry was at Fort Washington, Maryland then, 12th Infantry was in the 4th Division. He also goes on to note the at the time young McNair was a Shavetail, his father, then a Lieutenant Colonel, was a student attending the the Army War College, and that he believes the son's transfer in 1930 from Infantry to Field Artillery was influenced by his father being of  Field Artillery.  

 

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mysteriousoozlefinch

Major Hamilton P. Ellis wearing the 15th Coast Artillery insignia in 1940 from the Honolulu Advertiser.

 

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A young 30s private soldier gives a snappy hand salute for the camera eye.

 

Date unknown and regrettably can't make out his DIs as we see, and he's wearing no shoulder patch, but he must be in either a Cavalry unit of the NG or Reserves, as he's wearing breeches and the cavalry boots, maybe he's a motor vehicle driver in some unknown unit other then cavalry???

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FlyNavy02

A snapshot of 5 Soldiers of Battery C, 241st Coast Artillery with unit marked 1903 Springfield rifles, taken in the mid-1920s by Hemler, Fort H.G. Wright, NY.

 

Closeup shows them wearing their DIs on the standing collar next to gilt collar disks.

 

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FlyNavy02

A young unidentified Soldier of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment taken in the late 1930s.

 

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patches

Great additions FlyNavy, who would of thought a Navyman would post such great period ARMY Photos 855624394_emoticonsmile.png.910c79bd0ab311659d94e8e810976f3a.png .

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eaglerunner88

I know this is slightly off topic but in many of these photos you see the enlisted "white dress shirt" being worn with the class A uniform. Was there an army spec/contract for this shirt or was it civilian? Does anybody have an example in their collection for reference?  Many thanks

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11 hours ago, eaglerunner88 said:

I know this is slightly off topic but in many of these photos you see the enlisted "white dress shirt" being worn with the class A uniform. Was there an army spec/contract for this shirt or was it civilian? Does anybody have an example in their collection for reference?  Many thanks

Interesting question. You got us wondering now too, was the White Shirt a Issue one or Private Purchase, this of course would pertain only to the Men as Officers bought their own stuff as a matter of course.

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The Colonel of the 318th Infantry 80th Division in the 1930s, name not known at this time.

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patches

A 7th Infantry 3rd Division Recruit  Vancouver Barracks Washington State 1936, his name, Ormodo Bobo.

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postmanusnac

This is my great uncle circa mid 1930s. He was in Co. G, 151st Inf, 38th Division of the Indiana National Guard.

He left the NG sometime in the late 30’s and became a teacher.

One of his older brothers was also in the 151st.

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Salvage Sailor

21st Infantry Brigade, KIAIMAU, Hawaiian Division - Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (19th & 21st Inf. Regts.)

 

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21st Infantry Brigade Chaplain - Major John Henry August Borleis

 

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