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U.S. Army Soldiers from A Battery, 1ST Battalion, 278th Regimental Combat Team, 1ST Infantry Division, listen to an operation and safety briefing before a combat patrol on Dec. 31, 2004, from Forward Operating Base Caldwell, Kirkush, Iraq. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released).

 

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A Communications/ Intelligence Specialist in MACV 1968, he's wearing the standard fatigues rather then the tropical fatigues, a U.S. made MACV on "Twill" but what looks like In Country made Spec 5 ranks.

 

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And lastly for this first morning of 2020, The Rainbow Division on Major General Martin H. Foery, Foery, a Brooklyn native served for many many years in the 165th Infantry, enlisting way back in 1931, Company A 165th Infantry Regiment. At this time the 42nd Division is not active, with the 165th Infantry being a part of the NYNG's 27th Division

 

As a Sergeant in 1938 he receives a commission as 2nd Lieutenant Infantry and goes over to Company D, he takes Dog Company overseas as it's C.O. He would in time be promoted to major and made Exec of the 3rd Battalion and by early 45 the skipper of the 3rd Battalion as a Lieutenant Colonel, but he's transferred out and sent home on a hardship. after a point he goes back to duty and is assigned to Ground Forces Replacement Depot Fort George Meade, Maryland for the remainder of the war.

 

When the Guard is reformed after WWII, in 1946-47, the 42nd Infantry Division which was reactivated in 1943 as a Army of the United States Division and sees combat in the final phase in the ETO, is allotted now to the New York National Guard in New York City, the 27th Infantry Division allotted to Upstate New York, the 165th Infantry being forever garrisoned in Manhattan is now assigned to the 42nd Division again, Foery still a Lt Col is giving command of the regiment, he makes Full Colonel in 1949, and remains it's Skipper till 1957 when he's promoted to Brigadier General, and becomes the division assistant commander, having served in the 165th Infantry in peace and war for approximately 24 Years.

 

He is made commander of the 42nd Infantry Division in 1963 and commands the Rainbow Division for 10 Years! Where upon he retires with 42 some odd years of service, General Foery passes in 1994 at 81.

 

His Silver Star for actions on Saipan, he was also awarded a Bronze Star w/ V and OLC during the war.

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Two more photos of him.

 

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Major Foery on the left wading ashore at Makin Island November 1943.

 

 

And this, a 1956 photo.

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I wonder if Foery ever wore Rainbow Division Bookends on any of his Class A ODs and the later AGs, Khakis, or Fatigue items in the 50s-early 70s?

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I wonder if Foery ever wore Rainbow Division Bookends on any of his Class A ODs and the later AGs, Khakis, or Fatigue items in the 50s-early 70s?

He wouldnt wear the 42nd Infantry Division SSI as a combat patch of he served in the Pacific. The 42nd served in Europe. He most likely served in the 27th Infantry Division in World War II. It was also a New York National Guard unit.
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Identity of soldier unknown, studio portrait taken in Vietnam, subdued 1st Cavalry Division SSI with colored AIRBORNE tab. Perhaps a member of the 1st/8th Cavalry 'Jumping Mustangs'.

 

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He wouldnt wear the 42nd Infantry Division SSI as a combat patch of he served in the Pacific. The 42nd served in Europe. He most likely served in the 27th Infantry Division in World War II. It was also a New York National Guard unit.

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I forgot that, and after pointing out the 165th Inf was in the 27th Div, I guess I was caught up in the thought :lol:

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1st Log Cmd and MACV patches in 1966 of two members of the 765th Security Platoon, Vung Tau, not much on this unit, Stanton doesn't list Security Platoons in his OOB Vietnam. However if you google the unit images, nothing really at all, but you'll see one of their original liners, an SG liner with band and unit number on one side and 1st Log Cmd patch on the other,. Not 100% sure, but the 765th Security Platoon may of been an Infantry unit, with 11Bs,the Sergeant E-5 on the right seems to wear a CIB,, this maybe indicating it was a Infantry Unit? The one with the MACV combat patch is wearing this maybe cause in 1965 MACV originally commanded and controlled units that would be assigned to the 1st Log Cmd when that unit arrived in country in 1966.

 

These two GIs are in fact volunteers to the Australian RAAF Squadron No 9, who needed door gunners.

 

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A lot of those security unit personnel in the 1st Log had infantry MOSes it seems, in Security or Rifle Guard companies. The 765th apparently started out as part of the same-numbered transportation battalion according to one account., which I think might be what you've already referred to, patches.

 

This exit interview with a former Cam Ranh Bay commander also references infantry MOS security platoon needs.

 

Lessons learned report lists their arrival in country as September 12, 1965 and on the unit listing by location/branch at Vung Tau, Miscellaneous.

17th Combat Aviation Group discussion of platoon size and personnel shortages before Tet.

 

1st Signal Brigade in 1966 talking about disestablishing the 39th Security Platoon.

 

13th Security Platoon received campaign credit for Vietnam Defense Campaign, March 1965-December 1965.

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A lot of those security unit personnel in the 1st Log had infantry MOSes it seems, in Security or Rifle Guard companies. The 765th apparently started out as part of the same-numbered transportation battalion according to one account., which I think might be what you've already referred to, patches.

 

This exit interview with a former Cam Ranh Bay commander also references infantry MOS security platoon needs.

 

Lessons learned report lists their arrival in country as September 12, 1965 and on the unit listing by location/branch at Vung Tau, Miscellaneous.

17th Combat Aviation Group discussion of platoon size and personnel shortages before Tet.

 

1st Signal Brigade in 1966 talking about disestablishing the 39th Security Platoon.

 

13th Security Platoon received campaign credit for Vietnam Defense Campaign, March 1965-December 1965.

Great Additions, tells us what we wanted to know.

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Full color 196th Infantry Brigade in action, early 1967 when the brigade was still separate, by it's thickness it looks like a U.S. fully embroidered one right? rather than a In Country made full color one which tended to be machine embroidered on Blue felt, or Blue twill.

Here's a larger scan of photo, yes it looks U.S. Made.

 

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A Greet Beret wearing one of those LLDB patches as a Fob, too bad he's not wearing tapes, maybe we could of IDed him. The ARVN Green Beret wears his Green Beret with the LLDB badge that seems to have Crossed Arrows superimposed on it right!

 

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A Greet Beret wearing one of those LLDB patches as a Fob, too bad he's not wearing tapes, maybe we could of IDed him. The ARVN Green Beret wears his Green Beret with the LLDB badge that seems to have Crossed Arrows superimposed on it right!

 

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Cool picture. It’s actually the SF DI on his beret.

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Cool picture. It’s actually the SF DI on his beret.

Ah Ha, I think you got it FF, seems indeed lke a SF DI pinned on the badge on the beret.

 

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The West Point Faculty/Cadre patch on Command Sergent Theodor L. Dobol in the late summer early fall of 1969 on the occasion of his retirement, (See posts # 157 - 161 HERE for more on him.

 

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A Russian officer wearing the Third Army SSI in World War II. The photo caption reads “U.S. General George Patton (right) congratulates Lieutenant General Kuzma Derevyanko (left) on receiving U.S. award. In the center is Marshal of the Soviet Union Fedor Tolbukhin, commander of the Red Army's Third Ukrainian Front.”
The Russian wearing the Third Army SSI is most likely a liaison officer between the Russian and American armies.

 

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Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Brigade. The soldier on the left wears the 50th Infantry Brigade SSI as a combat patch. The 50th was reflagged as the 44th in 2017.

Wow nearly 63 years since the old 44th Marched, inactivated way back in October 1954 upon it's release from Active Duty as a Training Division during the Korean Conflict.

 

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