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Hello,

I need help in identifying the Fourragere that is in my dad's uniform. It appears to be red in color which I think it's Belgian Fourragere.

I'm a little bit confused because there is another Fourragere that is red and green which is a French Fourragere. I'm not so sure which is which. Unfortunately, my dad is no longer with us. Please see attach picture. By the way, my dad entered the US Army in 1964 and discharged in 1967. Is there also a way to verify this officially? Thank you all for your help.

 

Fred W.

son of Sgt. William White

B Co/3rd Bat/7th Inf 199th LIB

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Hi Fred,

 

I would tell you that I believe the fourragere to be French even though the cord appears to be more red than green. Since your dad doesn't appear to be ole enough to have earned a Belgian fourragere in WWII, then it would have to be a unit award. I am not aware of any units that wear a Belgian fourragere as a hereditary honor. Only the French unit awards were worn by soldiers who were not in those units when they were originally awarded.

 

Thank you for posting your dad's photo. I hope you can learn more about him and his service.

 

Allan


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Hi Fred,

 

I would tell you that I believe the fourragere to be French even though the cord appears to be more red than green. Since your dad doesn't appear to be ole enough to have earned a Belgian fourragere in WWII, then it would have to be a unit award. I am not aware of any units that wear a Belgian fourragere as a hereditary honor. Only the French unit awards were worn by soldiers who were not in those units when they were originally awarded.

 

Thank you for posting your dad's photo. I hope you can learn more about him and his service.

 

Allan

Thank you Allan!

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