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Small Vietnam-era Green Beret Group


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MinorInHistory

I found these today, scattered around an estate sale. 1970 dated Green Beret, special forces patch, and master jump wings belonging to a “Stahl.” 
 

I’m drawing a blank on the unit, and unfortunately I can’t find anything on the owner, but I really like the beret!

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rtd_sf_eng

I was issued that type of beret from 1967 until early 70s.

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zk4298militaria

Nice! I have a csm grouping from this unit!

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doyler

Great find. I have an SF beret with the candy strip from this group.

 

You will see the SF Reserve Flash also worn by the 172nd Infantry on an Olive Drab Beret in the 70s

 

 

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13 hours ago, doyler said:

Great find. I have an SF beret with the candy strip from this group.

 

You will see the SF Reserve Flash also worn by the 172nd Infantry on an Olive Drab Beret in the 70s

 

 

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I guess those colors (Infantry Blue with a white cold snow border) were appropriate for an Infantry unit stationed in Alaska.  Based on the one I have ,they may have had new flashes manufactured rather than using an old SF flash stock.

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manayunkman

I love sales where everything is all over the house.

 

Was there any paperwork or photos?

 

 

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MinorInHistory
11 hours ago, manayunkman said:

I love sales where everything is all over the house.

 

Was there any paperwork or photos?

 

 

Believe me, I looked. This one was more polished, so everything was on the curated side. There was a plaque that stated he has worked on a rocket research program 1967-69, but that was about it.

 

That reminds me though of the last good sale I hit though, where I found all of the owner's Vietnam negatives, flight logs, and slides in banker boxes from the shed laid out in the backyard. 

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On 6/9/2024 at 2:03 PM, KurtA said:

I guess those colors (Infantry Blue with a white cold snow border) were appropriate for an Infantry unit stationed in Alaska.  Based on the one I have ,they may have had new flashes manufactured rather than using an old SF flash stock.

 

The 172d flashes were all locally-made, yes.

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