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An example, on one S/Sgt Willie R. Holt at Bragg in 1969 wears the type. Interesting he's a Drill Sergeant, I mentioned some where in an older topic that I seen these subdued type before on a non RVN item once, in a vintage clothing store in Manhattan, on a M51 field jacket, a drill sergeant too, all other insignia subdued, 3rd Army and all, it was in good/fair condition, significant wear, but a huuge price tag :lol:

 

 

 

 

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Holt was in the 101 in Nam, no luck on finding more info online on him, sub unit etc etc.

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but a huuge price tag :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

So what? You should have bought it, as I would have loved to see a photo of it!


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So what? You should have bought it, as I would have loved to see a photo of it!

Not for 375 bucks :lol:, and that was like 2006, the store was Cheap Jacks in NYC, not cheap I'd say :lol:

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wow. Even for one of those stores in NYC, that's a stupid price. (At least these days, you can take out the 'ol phone and take some good photos.)


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Seems to have been quite the habit among Drill Sergeants.

 

Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1968 (photo from member seanmc1114).

 

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As a former Drill Sergeant, I can't believe the f-ed up brim on SSG Holt's round brown. That would have been a definite NO GO in the 80s!


Collecting 3rd Armored Division items of all kinds from all eras, specializing in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.

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Another great foto find by member seanmc1114 (posted a few days ago in Patches in Action). This, a 3rd Armd Div Spec 5 in West Germany in 1968. The first time in this topic we're seeing the type on a Non Drill Sergeant.

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Another great foto find by member seanmc1114 (posted a few days ago in Patches in Action). This, a 3rd Armd Div Spec 5 in West Germany in 1968. The first time in this topic we're seeing the type on a Non Drill Sergeant.

 

He appears to have a right sleeve patch which likely means he served in Vietnam. I'm guessing he just kept his VN stripes rather than sewing on the full color green/gold rank .


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US Army 1980-2005

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Another example of non Drill Sergeants wearing these. It would be interesting to see if these two Illinois National Guardsmen are both Nam vets, to see if they got combat patches.

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A Spec 4, a non infantry U.S. Army Vietnam Vet of the 24th Infantry Division (M), worn maybe at Ft Reilly Kansas circa 1969-70 or by that elmt of the division still in West Germany during the same period.

 

(posted originally by member hardhead a ways back)

 

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My father wearing jungles fatigues with subdued rank insignia at Fort Gordon, Georgia - early 1968. This was during the period he was serving in an AIT unit as part of the On The Job Training Phase of the NCO Candidate Course before he went to Vietnam.

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Members of the 101st Airborne Division wearing subdued rank insignia on their jungle fatigues at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in late 1967 prior to deployment to Vietnam.

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