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Joe Louis wearing the 2nd Service Command sometime in early 1942, not really sure where this is, maybe at Ft Dix New Jersey? Lewis was stantoned there I think for a bit.

 

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209th MP Company preparing for Reagan's inauguration. FORSCOM

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Harder to see, but 504th Military Intelligence Brigade SSI worn by Long Range Surveillance Company, 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion at their deactivation. Looks like E-52nd Infantry to me.

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Members of the 29th Infantry Brigade, Hawaii Army National Guard, operate a command post in the field during the combined South Korean/U.S. exercise Team Spirit '90

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EOD SSI with Task Force 1-77 in Bosnia, 1997.

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193rd Infantry Brigade Tactical Air Control team, 1990

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525th Military Intelligence Brigade, 1991
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6/502nd Infantry wearing Berlin Brigade patches during Able Sentry, 1993.

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Closer view of a Berlin Brigade patch during Able Sentry, 1993.

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Members of Port Security Unit 3, USCGR, plant sonobuoys from a Boston Whaler patrol boat during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88, wearing the 9th District USCG shoulder patch.
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SEAMAN Dave Gugliuzza of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 302 patrols with an M-16 rifle on a Navy harbor boat during Operation Desert Shield, also wearing a 9th District USCG patch.
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National Guardsman of the 50th Armored Division during the Newark, New Jersey riots in July 1967. Note the soldier behind him between his rifle and right shoulder. Is he wearing a U.S. Army Europe SSI?

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For several years, the 48th Infantry Brigade of the Georgia Army National Guard was the roundout brigade for the 24th Infantry Division. The first photo is from 1983 and shows the soldier on the left wearing the 24th SSI on the right pocket of his OG-107 fatigues while the soldier on the right is wearing the 48th SSI on his BDU's.

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Third Army SSI worn by officer of the 286th Infantry Battalion of the Georgia National Guard during its 1955 annual training. At the time, the Georgia NG's main tactical unit was the 48th Infantry Division, but apparently the 286th, which perpetuated the lineage of the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion from World War II, was an independent unit not assigned to the 48th. Later in 1955, when the 48th Infantry Division was reorganized as the 48th Armored Division, the 286th was reorganized as the 190th Tank Battalion and assigned to the 48th AD.

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Third Army SSI worn by officer of the 286th Infantry Battalion of the Georgia National Guard during its 1955 annual training. At the time, the Georgia NG's main tactical unit was the 48th Infantry Division, but apparently the 286th, which perpetuated the lineage of the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion from World War II, was an independent unit not assigned to the 48th. Later in 1955, when the 48th Infantry Division was reorganized as the 48th Armored Division, the 286th was reorganized as the 190th Tank Battalion and assigned to the 48th AD.

286th Infantry Battalion (Heavy Mortar)

 

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Hackworth, looks like a RANGER Tab over what will be the MACV patch, guess it was worn by him because of the 27th Raiders.

 

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3rd Armd Div a trainee of this training division, Ft Knox 1949. Cpl Edward J. Solway, Company D 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, captured at No Name Line May 1951, died as POW June 1951, not recovered, Memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl.

 

 

 

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9th Inf Div a trainee of this training division, Ft Dix 1949. Cpl. Joseph N. Pelletier Headquarters Battery, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, missing in action Feb. 13, 1951 Chipyong-ni, turns up as POW, died April, North Korea, declared dead April 30, 1951 by Army, remains recovered May 13, 1992,

 

 

 

 

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Members of Port Security Unit 3, USCGR, plant sonobuoys from a Boston Whaler patrol boat during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88, wearing the 9th District USCG shoulder patch.

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SEAMAN Dave Gugliuzza of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 302 patrols with an M-16 rifle on a Navy harbor boat during Operation Desert Shield, also wearing a 9th District USCG patch.

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I have a buddy that was with the 9th PSU out of Buffalo/Oswego, N.Y.. He went with them O/S durn Desert Storm.

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For several years, the 48th Infantry Brigade of the Georgia Army National Guard was the roundout brigade for the 24th Infantry Division. The first photo is from 1983 and shows the soldier on the left wearing the 24th SSI on the right pocket of his OG-107 fatigues while the soldier on the right is wearing the 48th SSI on his BDU's.

 

 

That is interesting.I was with the 27th BDE when it was a round out for the 10th MTN. But we wore the 10th MTN on our sleeve and not the 27th BDE

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That is interesting.I was with the 27th BDE when it was a round out for the 10th MTN. But we wore the 10th MTN on our sleeve and not the 27th BDE

Since I live in Georgia, I have seen many of our National Guardsmen of the 48th Brigade wearing the 24th ID SSI over the years, so I just assumed it was a common practice among all roundout brigades back in the days when that program was around. Now I'm not so sure.

 

I posted the following photos back in 2014 showing soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade wearing the full color SSI of the 101st Airborne Division on their pockets. The first photo shows Brigadier General Harold Gwateny, commander of the 39th Brigade at Fort Chaffee in 1976. Center is Colonel Colin Powell, future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, as a brigade commander in the 101st, and on the right is General Bernard Rogers, commander of Forces Command. I don't think the 39th was technically a roundout brigade for the 101st but rather was aligned with the 101st for training purposes.

 

I have always been curious as to whether members of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade ever wore the SSI of the 1st Cavalry Division on their pockets or breasts when they served as a roundout brigade for that division in the 80's and 90's.

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And one from Korea, summer 1953, 3rd Inf Div Officer, John Fisher, who oddly wears his LT Bar on the wrong side of his cap, he's with a Nurse, his Wife Doris nee Posey, I guess if she was wearing one, she would be wearing an 8th Army patch or one of the Corps.

 

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Doris passed a little under three months ago at 93, John is still with us probably 93 or 94 years old, they lived in Jersey, Paramus.

 

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Eisenhower in Normandy in July 44, SHAEF patch as we see. So since this in July 44, what's the deal with that 20 December 1944 date one sees for approval of this patch??

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Henry Oyasato 442nd RCT, a battlefield commissioned officer, here after VE Day, location unknown, so in this photo he's either a 1st or 2nd Lieutenant. in 1951 he plays one Takashi Irish O'Hara Ohhara in the move GO FOR BROKE, like him, in the movie Ohhara is battlefield commissioned officer, only in one respect is there a difference, a major one, in the movie Oyasato's character is KIA :o

 

 

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Since I live in Georgia, I have seen many of our National Guardsmen of the 48th Brigade wearing the 24th ID SSI over the years, so I just assumed it was a common practice among all roundout brigades back in the days when that program was around. Now I'm not so sure.

 

I posted the following photos back in 2014 showing soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade wearing the full color SSI of the 101st Airborne Division on their pockets. The first photo shows Brigadier General Harold Gwateny, commander of the 39th Brigade at Fort Chaffee in 1976. Center is Colonel Colin Powell, future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, as a brigade commander in the 101st, and on the right is General Bernard Rogers, commander of Forces Command. I don't think the 39th was technically a roundout brigade for the 101st but rather was aligned with the 101st for training purposes.

 

I have always been curious as to whether members of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade ever wore the SSI of the 1st Cavalry Division on their pockets or breasts when they served as a roundout brigade for that division in the 80's and 90's.

 

 

Those are some cool pictures. I have never seen anything like that before.

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Already posted this GI of the 101 in the Patch Type Crest Being Worn topic, but lets post him here too, cause he has two nicely embellished patches, the Paraglider cap patch has a dog tag chain round it, and his Screaming Eagles patch, what is probably Infantry Blue Garrison Cap Piping.

 

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Infantry School SSI worn by a student of the Infantry NCO Candidate Course at Fort Benning sometime in late 1969/early 1970. Notice that his collar insignia is the NCOC device rather than U.S. and Infantry collar insignia. This was apparently adopted at some point in 1969 much like the OCS and WOC devices worn by Officer and Warrant Officer Candidates. I know when my father was in the course from October 1967 to February 1968, they just wore the normal enlisted US and branch insignia.

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