Jump to content

Unknown DUI on helmet

Recommended Posts

Somewhere in my faded memory, I think I recall seeing this insignia. For some reason, I think that it is 187th RCT and was actually an image of a closed umbrella. The 187th nickname is "Rakkasans" meaning "Umbrella Men." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/187th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)


I believe it was a joke for the non-jumpers in the RCT.



Never under-estimate the power of prayer.



Link to post
Share on other sites

A similar shape device was used on the UN ribbon to denote participation in the combat jumps.

Believe you are talking about the Assault Arrowhead Device as seen here on a original circa early mid 1952 187th RCT Korean War ike no?




Link to post
Share on other sites

And, the ribbon on which it would go and on which it is shown is the US Korean Service Medal ribbon. The UN Korean Service Medal ribbon is the other blue and white striped one.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.