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Photos from the ceremony where General Alfred Gruenther replaced General Matthew Ridgway at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers In Europe in 1953.

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4 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

82nd Division early 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana before being redesignated as the 82nd Airborne Division in August 1942. 

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Fantastic!!

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Saw this on ebay and hope it hadn't been posted before, US officer getting a medal from the French officer who is  ..  wearing a 12th US Army Group patch .. at the end of the war. 

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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11 hours ago, easterneagle87 said:

Saw this on ebay and hope it hadn't been posted before, US officer getting a medal from the French officer who is  ..  wearing a 12th US Army Group patch .. at the end of the war. 

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Wow what a great photo, I would guess he's thee or one thee Free French Liaison Officers at 12th Army Group, would like to see him IDed somehow.

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3 hours ago, patches said:

Wow what a great photo, I would guess he's thee or one thee Free French Liaison Officers at 12th Army Group, would like to see him IDed somehow.

 

Here's the pic of the stamp on the back. It's for sale now, item # 324046657065

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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A World War I soldier wearing the SSI of both the 79th Infantry Divisions and 30th Infantry Division, and yes the 30th SSI is being worn correctly for the time period. But why would he be wearing both?

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14 hours ago, easterneagle87 said:

 

Here's the pic of the stamp on the back. It's for sale now, item # 324046657065

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Hello,

If I read correctly, this officer is Colonel Lebel who was the liaison officer of General De Gaulle at the 12th Army group, he was already at this assignment in august 44. It was besides him who received the emissary of the French resistance who had crossed the lines to join the troops of General Patton to ask the allies to liberate Paris because the resistance fighters had revolted.(He is also portreyed in the film about the liberation of Paris " Is Paris Burning?" in 1966)

"Semper in hostes" - 66th armored regiment - 2nd armored division

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8 hours ago, Powerhouse said:

Hello,

If I read correctly, this officer is Colonel Lebel who was the liaison officer of General De Gaulle at the 12th Army group, he was already at this assignment in august 44. It was besides him who received the emissary of the French resistance who had crossed the lines to join the troops of General Patton to ask the allies to liberate Paris because the resistance fighters had revolted.(He is also portreyed in the film about the liberation of Paris " Is Paris Burning?" in 1966)

Thank you.

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A 16th Corps sighting on one 1st Lt Rodger J Bartholomew Artillery,  he's an Aviator after a point and photo is from around 1960, Bartholomew is RA at this time, so seeing as these Corps controlled Reserve units in those days, Bartholomew is probably a VIP Hack pilot at the Corps HQ, the commander, staff and HQ Companies of these Administration Corps were RA, or he's a pilot in the Corps' Aviation Detachment which probably was RA. By the end of 1968 Bartholomew. is a LTC and commander of the 4th Battalion 77th Artillery (Aerial Rocket) at Fort Sill Oklahoma, activated 1 September 1968 , it's sent over Vietnam 17 October 1968 and assigned as an extra aviation unit to the 101st Airborne Division, Bartholomew and three other men of the Battalion HHB are killed when their HUEY is shot down on November 27 1968, the very first fatalities suffered by the battalion in the war.

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