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Officers With Marksmanship Badges On Their Dress Uniforms 1930s-Early 1970s


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Major William B. Mozey Jr 1970 at Leavenworth Colledge for Officers, formely of the 1st Bn (Abn) 8th Cavalry 65-66, and the ARVN Abn Div 68-69. Mozey not only wears a Expert Badge but a Sharpshooter one too.

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1st Lieutenant James E. Meena, 8th Tk Bn 4th Armd Div, KIA WWII.

 

Meena as we see in this foto was commissioned in the Cavalry before switching completely to Armored Forces, in this early foto of him, he must if just been assigned to a tank unit. On site below he now wears Armored Forces BOS insignia.

 

http://www.soldiersandsailors.us/lt%20james%20meena.htm

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Vietnam Medal Of Honor recipient Patrick H. Brady sporting an Expert Badge with two qualification bars as a Major at the time of his award as well as years later as a Major General.

 

 

Major Patrick Brady, Dust Off Pilot, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

 

 

Photos from Post #45 & Post #60

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Found three more from the 1960s, Experts and in two cases they wear a Sharpshooter Badge, with one wearing a Marksman Badge.

 

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Maj Joseph W. Taylor

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Commanding officer of a basic training regiment/brigade wearing an Expert Badge with four bars

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Major General Laddie L. Stahl, commander of the 98th Training Division in the mid-1960s






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Interesting. Question, if an enlisted man received a Good Conduct Metal, then by OCS or " Mustang" became an Officer would he wear his G.C. metal as an Officer? Knew a few Warrants that did, cant remember Officers. Heard many times that the Battlion or Regimental CO could dictate such regulations.

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Interesting. Question, if an enlisted man received a Good Conduct Metal, then by OCS or " Mustang" became an Officer would he wear his G.C. metal as an Officer? Knew a few Warrants that did, cant remember Officers. Heard many times that the Battlion or Regimental CO could dictate such regulations.

 

Sure, the officer could wear it if he or she so desired. And, it is a medal, not a "metal."

 

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Interesting. Question, if an enlisted man received a Good Conduct Metal, then by OCS or " Mustang" became an Officer would he wear his G.C. metal as an Officer? Knew a few Warrants that did, cant remember Officers. Heard many times that the Battlion or Regimental CO could dictate such regulations.

Definitely yes. In fact, I believe most officers who earned a Good Conduct Medal were extremely proud to wear the ribbon because it showed they had come up through the ranks. If you look back through the photos on this topic, especially the many yearbook photos from the Command & General Staff College yearbooks, you will see many Good Conduct ribbons worn by the officers. In fact some of them have multiple awards.

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Well as for the misspelling, use a d#*" ed tablet which types whatever words it wants to, PITA to check every word. Have all my medals in shadow box with in country made metal map of Vietnam. Gee, going to have to get a laptop?

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Well as for the misspelling, use a d#*" ed tablet which types whatever words it wants to, PITA to check every word. Have all my medals in shadow box with in country made metal map of Vietnam. Gee, going to have to get a laptop?

What are you using, a Cell Phone??

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No cell phone, a tablet.

Yeah get yourself a lap top, so you can join in on more of the fun :D.

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I found the following picture in another topic on this forum from a 1942 yearbook for the 502nd Parachute Battalion. These particular officers from Headquarters, Provisional Parachute Group would later go on to very distinguished careers in the Airborne and Special Forces. Note the wear of both the old and new style Army badges by officers who were probably photographed at the same time.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/169760-1942-502nd-historical-and-pictorial-review/

 

Also note that Captain Yarborough is wearing an oval behind his jump wings while the other two are not.

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Alfred E. Thomsen pre-World War II. He was killed in action in Normandy in July 1944 as a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 3rd Battalion 134th Infantry.

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Definitely yes. In fact, I believe most officers who earned a Good Conduct Medal were extremely proud to wear the ribbon because it showed they had come up through the ranks. If you look back through the photos on this topic, especially the many yearbook photos from the Command & General Staff College yearbooks, you will see many Good Conduct ribbons worn by the officers. In fact some of them have multiple awards.

 

In the very first post of this thread picturing LTC Harvey Dick, he is wearing a USMC Good Conduct Medal ribbon. Difficult to make out in the photo and I only know because I knew him when he was Commandant at The Citadel. He was an enlisted man in the Marines prior to becoming an Army officer.

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Brigadier General John T Pierce, Assistant Divisional Commander 103rd Infantry Division, Pierce along with wearing his Marksmanship Badge is also wearing that Pre WWII Observer Wings seen in #67 of this topic.

 

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Jasper Ewing Brady IV, photo taken when he was in the 15th Infantry, in China I suppose. Jasper E. Brady would be reassigned at some point to the 31st Infantry, Philippine Division, and as CO of it's 3rd Battalion would be captured, he would die as a POW.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=F-bxCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA72&lpg=PA72&dq=Lieutenant+Colonel+jasper+e+brady&source=bl&ots=ubrxA6IYOl&sig=CMaFJRUDpGqQt4xiXiUuJv-FuCM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu3vODkN_XAhWBQt8KHWCZAigQ6AEIWjAN#v=onepage&q=Lieutenant%20Colonel%20jasper%20e%20brady&f=false

 

 

http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=121974

 

http://www.31stinfantry.org/lieutenant-colonel-jasper-ewing-brady-iv/

 

 

Pretty much certain that this was his ancestor.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Ewing_Brady

 

 

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Alfred E. Thomsen pre-World War II. He was killed in action in Normandy in July 1944 as a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 3rd Battalion 134th Infantry.

An original NG Officer, very uncommon, sure a lot of ranking officers remained with their federalized NG units after 1940-41, but many more did not, particularly in the Infantry.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred E. Thomsen served with the 10th Inf Div during WW I. He then served with the Nebraska National Guard, attaining command of the 3rd Bn, 134th Inf. He landed on Omaha Beach with the 134th on July 5, 1944, and on July 13 skillfully relieved two battalions of the 29th Inf Div. He performed heroically in the battle for St. Lo, with the 134th taking the city. They resumed the attack southward on July 28. For the two weeks of July 15-30, the 134th suffered 534 casualties. In fighting at Conde-sur-Vire, Col Thomsen was mortally wounded by a German artillery round, a true “field soldier” to the end. A memorial to his memory was erected at Le Mesnil Rouxelin in Normandy in 2009.

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A 1930s Infantry Officer, a young officer with no unit crests or shoulder patch, probably was either just commissioned or just finished branch basic school. Kinda goofed there right as he's pinned it above the pocket flap.

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