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TheCrustyBosun

Howdy!  

I was born and raised in the great State of Texas and have always been a fan and supporter of the Texas A&M Corps, especially the Fight’n Texas Aggie Band.  I would have loved to have been a part of it, but things didn’t pan out. My step-brother attended A&M and was in the Corps. He knew I loved the band and was kind enough to bring me back a hat badge, band DUI’s, and lyres. The AMC cut-outs were made by Gemsco and are curved. They are from A&M’s days as Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College. I purchased them from Colonel Bubbie’s Strand Surplus in Galveston, Texas in 1996. I wore them on the collar of my letter jacket until I graduated high school in 1998. The DUI’s have “G-23 Made in USA” on the back and the lyres have “H-24-N”. Here’s my little collection of Aggie insignia. 
 

Gig’em!!

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stratasfan

Thanks for sharing!  The Navigator who died with my GGGUncle attended Texas AMC. I have a single collar device and a patch. Really hoping for another badge or buttons or something. :) I'll get some pictures of my patch to post here and share! This is a cool thread! Hope others post more items! :) 

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TheCrustyBosun

Ah yes, I forgot the patches. I also have a subdued fatigue patch, but it’s on the shoulder of my high school letter jacket stored away. Here’s the loose one I have. 

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TheCrustyBosun

Texas A&M has a very rich history and is steeped in tradition. The school started as a “military school” in that all students were members of the Corps. This has changed but the Corps is still a huge part of TAMU tradition. It was at one time the largest single source of officers outside of the four military academies. 

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iron bender

I'm a big time old school SWC and Big12 fan to the end as a Red Raider. I will admit the Aggie marching band might be one of the best things in the history of humanity. It's absolutely worth going to see in person. I can't think of anything more patriotic or awesome really. Though they get punched in the eye by haters on the web, this school has done as much for this country as any. I NEVER missed an A&M game when I went to Tech as I loved the Aggie band! I also dated a girl briefly who went to A&M so I got to see the bonfire in 95, go to the game, went to Dixie Chicken....all the hits. Not sure I could display A&M insignia in my house without getting killed!😄

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Hookemhorns88

Being from Texas I come across A&M stuff, uniforms, insignia, etc. all of the time at estate sales. I politely keep walking by it. Being a UT grad, it just isn’t happening!

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rustywings

WWII era Texas A&M Air ROTC grouping with Flight Instructor wings...

 

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McDermut99
On 4/9/2021 at 11:48 PM, iron bender said:

I'm a big time old school SWC and Big12 fan to the end as a Red Raider. I will admit the Aggie marching band might be one of the best things in the history of humanity. It's absolutely worth going to see in person. I can't think of anything more patriotic or awesome really. Though they get punched in the eye by haters on the web, this school has done as much for this country as any. I NEVER missed an A&M game when I went to Tech as I loved the Aggie band! I also dated a girl briefly who went to A&M so I got to see the bonfire in 95, go to the game, went to Dixie Chicken....all the hits. Not sure I could display A&M insignia in my house without getting killed!😄

 

Being part of the Goin' Band I've always thought the Aggie marching band to be the best part of A&M, but I was born and raised a Red Raider so that's about all I will concede as it relates to A&M. 😆  The Tech and A&M band uniforms are two of the best-looking of all the college marching bands IMO.

 

On 4/10/2021 at 9:11 AM, Hookemhorns88 said:

Being from Texas I come across A&M stuff, uniforms, insignia, etc. all of the time at estate sales. I politely keep walking by it. Being a UT grad, it just isn’t happening!

 

Ah, the long-standing trifecta of rivalry here in Texas. I do the same with anything maroon & white or burnt orange!

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stratasfan
On 4/10/2021 at 10:11 AM, Hookemhorns88 said:

Being from Texas I come across A&M stuff, uniforms, insignia, etc. all of the time at estate sales. I politely keep walking by it. Being a UT grad, it just isn’t happening!

 

Wow! Wish I was at your garage sales! I've been trying to find some AMC insignia for ages, and so far have only an AMC collar brass. Trying to get some for a display. The Navigator with Uncle Harold was at Tx AMC and I even have his class book picture in his AMC uniform. :) 

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stratasfan
15 hours ago, rustywings said:

WWII era Texas A&M Air ROTC grouping with Flight Instructor wings...

 

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That is an amazing grouping! I have never seen wings before like that! I also didn't know the "Sustineo Alas" pin would be from military universities!

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TheCrustyBosun
5 hours ago, stratasfan said:

 

Wow! Wish I was at your garage sales! I've been trying to find some AMC insignia for ages, and so far have only an AMC collar brass. Trying to get some for a display. The Navigator with Uncle Harold was at Tx AMC and I even have his class book picture in his AMC uniform. :) 

A pair of AMC cutouts by Meyer..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/123788451512

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rustywings

Thank you for your kind response. The "Sustineo Alas" DUI's were not specifically designed just for Texas A&M... instead they represented USAAF Flying Training Command and were worn at numerous other training facilities as well. I suspect the Cadets enrolled in the Air ROTC program at Texas A&M may have had their own specific DUI's... Maybe a fellow member can show us an example or two?

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