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I was researching the 299th Engineer Combat Battalion and noticed that none of the soldiers had DUI, which was common in WW2, other than this guy. When I zoomed in I noticed it definately isn't a standard type DUI, it almost looks like a cockade on 18th century headgear. Anyone know what up?

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A Co, 299th Engineer Battalion was assigned to the 14th Cavalry. He's probably wearing the soft tab color insignia authorized for wear post-115509-0-42437300-1572704245.jpg.

 

The cloth was worn in the cuff of the garrison cap. Not having a better picture only makes this speculation looking at the B/W photo. The picture attached is for wear as a shoulder loop. The cloth for the Cav (or 4th Infantry Regt) would be a longer ribbon.post-115509-0-42437300-1572704245.jpg

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Not sure the GI is wearing a "DI". I tend to agree with Patches, some type of spiffy French tri-clor, and may only be a personal affectation. Not 14th Cav/14th Constab Regt either.

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Sorry I'm just now checking on this, it usually takes longer for someone to respond. I appreciate the blown up image, I always have a hard time getting anything to upload unless I shrink it. Anyway I appreciate the theories, I still dont know what to think.

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Alright, so we will be building the bridge on Lake......Aushwitz?- 1st Lt. Lenon (trying to read a Polish map)

The rim of the crater was a scene of utter desolation. In my boyish euphoria, I raised my M1 and roared “I claim this volcano for the United States of America!” Half in jest, yet aware of the significance of capturing a piece of Japanese homeland, I urinated into the crater. -Cpl. Robert A. Leader

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Looking at it again it kind of looks like whatever ribbon this is is folded like a "V", which might explain that extra bit if its a French tricolor.

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Alright, so we will be building the bridge on Lake......Aushwitz?- 1st Lt. Lenon (trying to read a Polish map)

The rim of the crater was a scene of utter desolation. In my boyish euphoria, I raised my M1 and roared “I claim this volcano for the United States of America!” Half in jest, yet aware of the significance of capturing a piece of Japanese homeland, I urinated into the crater. -Cpl. Robert A. Leader

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