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On 10/7/2023 at 8:01 PM, eaglerunner88 said:

Maybe a stab in the dark but can anyone identify these DUIs by shape alone?? Many thanks

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8th Infantry????

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On 10/31/2023 at 10:09 AM, eaglerunner88 said:

Hmm I can definitely see the bulky shape, great guess

This is going on the fact that they are real DIs, and not colored in, note that MM Badge with the Two Bars, badge looks mighty phony, like it was added in the colorization process, either that or a very sloppy colorized job.

 

It's a similar problem with this late 20s into the 30s guy, as Colorized portrait as well I posted it asking for ID help too.

 

 

 

 

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One 1st Sergeant Lyle E. White of the 14th Infantry Panama Canal Zone 1937,  White designed some kind of trigger less rifle, can't find anything really on that online, Found this photo and the story on the weapon in a November 1937 Army Periodical, he also was awarded a Soldiers Medal as you see.  Much to my surprise he is talked about this Lyle E. White, but as a case of the wrong man for a medal grouping or something.

 

Here's the rather confused dialogs on him, member emccomas, looking for a definitive ID on a medal

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/96234-question-about-purple-hearts/#comment-709363

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/341358-ph-7383-still-looking-for-the-recipient/#comment-2743189

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/160297-lyle-e-white-followup-more-info/#comment-1212574

 

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1st Lieutenant Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt 112th Cavalry Texas NG in the 30s, Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt remains with the 112th when federalized and sees action with it during the war, seems to go back to the TEX NG after the war when the NG are reformed, and retires as a Colonel, units unknown.

 

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1st Lieutenant Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt 112th Cavalry Texas NG in the 30s, Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt remains with the 112th when federalized and sees action with it during the war, seems to go back to the TEX NG after the war when the NG are reformed, and retires as a Colonel, units unknown.

 

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Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt as it would be is the Father of actress UK based Gayle Hunnicutt, and is the Grandfather of British actor Nolan Hemmings. The son of Gayle Hunnicutt and British Actor David Hemmings.

 

Gayle Hunnicutt as the Czarina Alexandra in the 1974 British Mini Series Fall of Eagles, Gayle passed a few months ago in London, August 31 at age 80.

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Sam Lloyd Hunnicutt as it would be is the Father of actress UK based Gayle Hunnicutt, and is the Grandfather of British actor Nolan Hemmings. The son of Gayle Hunnicutt and British Actor David Hemmings.

 

Gayle Hunnicutt as the Czarina Alexandra in the 1974 British Mini Series Fall of Eagles,

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Her son Nolan Hemmings as Charles E. Grant in Band of Brothers.

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A very young 17 year old Sergeant Lyle Bouck in 1940 when in the 138th Infantry 35th Division.

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MPs of the Washington Based 703rd Military Police Battalion in 1941 Fort Myer Virginia.

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On 5/18/2020 at 10:12 PM, patches said:

Well that was one of the two standard head gear items back then, that and the Service Caps,

 

Light was replaced by Robert Beighlter in October 1940, with Beightler commanding the division the entire war, thee only National Guard general to do so, and he was awarded an honorary CIB for his upfront style of leadership, so he must of Been The Quill.  Maj Gen Light himself however unfortunately died in service into the following  year, February 1941, heart attack???

Here's a 1937 photo of Beightler when he was Brig Gen and  C.O. of the Buckeye Division's 74th Infantry Brigade, Shoulders are cropped but he was probably wearing the unit DIs on his Shoulder Loops, the 74th Infantry Brigade

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1st Lieutenant Floyd D. Elsifor, 339th Infantry 85th Division February 1941, an interesting one, as by February 1941 the bulk of the reserves are already called to active, the duty, the Divisions being mere Paper Originations, we guess some offices and men remained as say custodians of these units till they too were activated, interesting too how he wears no CD patch. Floyd D. Elsifor himself is called to active duty soon, assigned to the 2nd Infantry 5th Division.

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