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...Looks like 1st Cavalry Regt DI; the SSI appears to be I Armored Corps, not 1st AD...

Ditto. The vet must have been wearing his old teams' colors on his going-home uniform.

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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OMG! That looks almost exactly like the one Mr. Kendrick wore! Very, very nice! Would you be able to post or PM me a close-up of the DUI, please?
Thanks,
Gary

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Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

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Looks like 1st Cavalry Regt DI; the SSI appears to be I Armored Corps, not 1st AD.

 

 

Thanks for the ID on that DUI! :thumbsup: I would never have figured that out. You are very correct about the SSI in the pic. He was assigned to the 1st AD, though, but for how long, I know not. I've been wondering if he would have had the TD patch on the right shoulder (not shown in any of the pics I've got). I did have the pleasure of meeting him when I was much younger. He gave me one of his 1st AD patches (a green back!), and a small booklet for the Division recapping thier exploits, along with a very tiny (2x1 inch) pic of him by his Stuart. I had asked his wife had any other items of his I could have, but she said they had all been claimed by other family members, which was fine as long as they keep them in the family. One of the items I really, really wanted was a captured German paratroopers' helmet. :pinch: I do have a photo copy of both sides of his discharge papers. He was awarded the Army GCM, ETO medal with 4 stars, and the WWII Vic, but no American Campaign Medal (??), and was authorized the Driver/Mechanics Badge with "operator-S" bar, and rifle marksman device. Odd that he isn't wearing both on his uniform. Anyway, I learned he never actually got his medals, so I filled out the paperwork, sent it to his widow for signature, and the gov't sent her his medals. She was very pleased to say the least.

 

Thanks for your help guys!

Gary

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

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Similar to this one.

 

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The 1st Cavalry Regiment became the 1st Armored Regiment in 1940. From he Army Institute of Heraldry website:

 

"Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: On a heraldic wreath Or and Tenné (Dragoon Yellow) a hawk rising with wings addorsed and elevated Sable and membered Gules—charged upon an eight-pointed Dragoon Yellow star surrounded by a Black sword belt bearing the organizational motto “ANIMO ET FIDE” with the old Dragoon belt plate of 1836. The insignia is 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in diameter.

 

Symbolism: This Regiment was organized in 1833 as the Regiment of United States Dragoons. Many of its officers and men came from the Battalion of Mounted Rangers which had taken part in the Black Hawk War. The color of the Dragoons was Dragoon yellow (orange-yellow) and a gold eight-pointed star on the encircling belt was the insignia of the Dragoons until 1851. The motto translates to “Courageous and Faithful.”

 

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Cavalry Regiment on 27 November 1923. It was redesignated for the 1st Armored Regiment on 7 September 1940. It was redesignated for the 1st Constabulary Squadron on 11 June 1947. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Medium Tank Battalion on 13 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 1st Tank Battalion on 18 February 1955. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Cavalry Regiment on 21 April 1958. It was amended to change the wording of the description on 20 October 1965."

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OMG! That looks almost exactly like the one Mr. Kendrick wore! Very, very nice! Would you be able to post or PM me a close-up of the DUI, please?

Thanks,

Gary

 

 

Gary,

 

This is about the best I could get without it being too dark or having glare from the flash.

 

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Are there many 6 wheeled patches around?

 

 

Here are the two variations of original 6 wheel TD patches. They do come along, but like Erwin said, expect a high price.

 

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Gary,

 

This is about the best I could get without it being too dark or having glare from the flash.

 

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Perfect! Thank you, Jim!!

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

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Here is "just" a standard 4-wheeler ??!!

 

Amigo,

 

You done good with this one. I'm glad you got it. It's a great jacket for sure!! Congratulations. :thumbsup:

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Here is a Cat I just picked up and thought it was interesting because the lightening is stiched over a tooth.

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Another Recent Pickup

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Reverse Sorry just noticed the ebay seller used the same reverse for both patches.

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Nothing new at this time, just wanted to put this back on the radar ...

 

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Erwin

Erwin, Really nice guns on that Hellcat! Here's a few non-patch TD things I have. Matchbooks, set of officer pins & small handbook. Cheers, Jon.

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