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I've had this patch for quite a while. I actually thought I lost it and just found it today. I've never been able to identify it. I think it might be a transportation unit or possibly a maintenance unit.

 

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Does anyone recognize this patch? It appears to be German made from the 60's or Early 70's.

 

The DI is the 15th Aviation Group which was under the Seventh Army. I was wondering if the patch was a sub unit of the group or perhaps for a HQ flight element? I don't know when the DI was approved, so if it is the same unit, it could be from prior to the approval.

I found it, it's the coat of arms of the current 13th Aviation Regiment. Next question, from when? The 13th Combat Aviation Bn was active from 1964 to 1972 in Vietnam. It seems there was a 13th Attack Helicopter Bn active in the mid 1980's in Germany. I couldn't find when the current 13th Aviation Regiment was activated.

 

Does anyone know if the 1980's 13th AHB and the current 13th Aviation Regiment share a lineage? The current unit and the Vietnam era unit do share the same DI (which is slightly different than the COA), but with different mottos.

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Very Happy to have these 7th Aviation Company items in my collection - This is a 4 1/2" Diameter patch from the Korean War

 

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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Back of patch

 

 

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Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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A DUI that I have -

 

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Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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A color slide in my collection - Picture was taken in late 1952

 

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Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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Does anyone know what unit this belongs to?

Thank you to Patches who suggested I post it here!

 

 

 

I found this in a Google search it might get you the ID you need, scroll down and you will see a picture of the patch that looks like your decal.

 

Patch is for the 64th Transport Company, the direct lineage for the 114th. Formed early 1956, thru till March 1958, merged with 544th Trans Det into C/17th.

 

 

https://museum.vhpa.org/companies/114ahc/114ahc.shtml

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I found this in a Google search it might get you the ID you need, scroll down and you will see a picture of the patch that looks like your decal.

 

Patch is for the 64th Transport Company, the direct lineage for the 114th. Formed early 1956, thru till March 1958, merged with 544th Trans Det into C/17th.

 

 

https://museum.vhpa.org/companies/114ahc/114ahc.shtml

Good job on that link, didn't spot it, excellent that the patch is depicted, not sure thought if this decal posted by rooster was worn on the helmet liner of troops of this unit, probably put on other items like unit footlockers, cabinets, fight bags etc etc.

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A cool find from the USAEUR Site of a Aviation Patch in Action that merits a posting here, the 90th Aviation Company U.S. 7th Army 1967-68, a crew of a C-37 Mojave the colors of Bavaria on it's nose. Besides the pocket patch, it shows a rare shot of the manner in which EMs in Flight status in Aviation units of the day wore their Rank Insignia on this particular model flight jacket, they wore it as we see on the chest as a single patch, the wearing of them on the sleeves in the familiar way was impracticable because of the pen holder/pocket on the left sleeve, shoulder patches yes (Except probably of the big ones like the 1st Cav Div, 2nd Inf Div and the 16th and 20th Corps, both of the latter active in the 50s-60s). In other units the Rank was worn above the U.S. ARMY Tape, but in this one it's worn above the NAME Tape, I guess because this unit choose to wear their PP above the U.S. ARMY Tape rather than below it, thus necessitating the wear on it on the other side. 

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That site has a lot of really good information on it but there are gaps occasionally, probably because a soldier hasn't found the site to submit anything they know or the written information available doesn't contain a unit that was deployed. There is a patch for the 517th TC Det that appears to be a companion to the 90th patch. Information gathered from a different source puts the 517th in Illeshein/Hanau in 1961. The patch appears to be German made as do the 90th patches but perhaps from a different source as the manufacturing differences can be detected. This is also a variation of the 90th as the lettering is blue rather that white. The 90th became the 295th Avn Co using the CH-54 after returning to the US. The 517th kind of disappears although a 517th Trans Co (AVIM) shows up in 1965 in Germany and is there until 1968. It shows up as being at Fort Bragg in 1978.

 

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The owner of a Cessna LC-126 told me that when he stripped the paint, he could see the outline of an Army Transportation Command insignia with train, plane, truck, and ship. Unfortunately, he didn't make a tracing of it and when he contacted the Transportation Command to get the artwork, they didn't know anything about such an insignia. It would have probably dated to 1950's, no later than mid 60's.

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As a former Army Aviator, this section is fantastic!!

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US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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