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77th Division HQ DUI WWII


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The old 77th Division seems to have been the only Reserve Division that adopted a DI for it's HQ and by extension it's support units, these being non color bearing., which apparently had different colors by branch This one on a WWII 77th Infantry Division MP IKE Jacket is in the colors of  a Yellow and Green the branch colors of the Military Police.

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Found this great portrait of a GI wearing these, stateside, maybe taken at Fort Jackson South Carolina. Can't guess on the color of this DI as unit is unknown and branch is unknown as this Pfc is wearing a U.S. Disc rather than a Branch one, which we see now and again on Non Trainees stateside, usually stateside.

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Found another An odd one. A 30s into WWII 77th Div Windmill, sold awhile ago, says it is for the 77th Division Motorcycle Company, which there was one, in the 20s into the 30s. Motorcycle Company No 302. Buutt, by the time this crest comes out in 1938, there are no more Motorcycle Companies in the Infantry Divisions, at least by 1939. Your thoughts please. Also would you say this is all White in color?

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Yes, all white.

 

Capistrano says that when the Army morphed into 3 inf regts from 4, many of the Div HQ were transferred to div recon troops that may have continued wearing the Bde HQ DI. He has a couple pages of inf bde HQ DIs; many are all white. Have no idea what the bde for the 77th Div was.  

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Here a unopened Vanguard card for the HQ, of the then designated 77th ARCOM, card from the 70s I think. Would be interesting to know if then in the late 60s into the 70s, as today with it's new designation the 77th Sustainment Brigade  if other color Windmills are used like in the late 30s into WWII and the 60s before the 77th Division was inactivated in 1965, and before it was resurrected as an ARCOM in 1968.

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