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Charles Elms, Naval Corpsman attached to the 2nd Marine Parachute Battalion. He was wounded on Bougainville on November 29, 1943. He is seen here on leave on February 19, 1944.

 

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A nice period color photo of Colonel Richard B. Dunbar, commanding officer of the 111th Engineers, 36th Division, at Camp Bowie, Texas - 01/05/1941

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36th Infantry Division. Soldiers on left and right are wearing the DUI of the 143rd Infantry Regiment while the soldier in the center is wearing the DUI of the 111th Quartermaster Battalion. Camp Bowie, Texas. December 20, 1941.

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Lieutenant Ernest Childers of the 45th Infantry Division (left) offers a cigarette to his former schoolmate at ChiloccChio Indian School, Sergeant Bill Goforth of the 102nd Infantry Division. June 3, 1944. Note Lt. Childers is wearing the ribbon for the Medal Of Honor earned in Italy in 1943.

 

 

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On 7/30/2020 at 11:38 AM, seanmc1114 said:

Private First Class Jack C. Lewis home on a 30-day furlough from the Army General Hospital in Springfield, Missouri in April 1945. He arrived back in this U.S. in March 1945 after serving overseas 18 months with the 2nd Infantry Division where he was wounded in action December 14, 1944.

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Wow look how he's wearing an Officers Chocolate Shirt, most unauthorized, but then he's home on leave and a lot of things go.

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9 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

Sergeant of the VIII Corps at Camp Wolters, Texas - December 13, 1941.

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Curious on the unit with the French Rope,

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 It looks like a solid color. Maybe just an honor.chord 

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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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9th AF Signal Corps soldier

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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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2nd AF WAC. notice the light colored border around the patch. 

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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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Nice couples photo

 

Navy enlisted with Gunner Sleeve rate and wearing Air Combat Crew badge on left breast. Army enlisted with 13th AF. I have 3 other photos of the same family name I got this weekend. Grabbed them randomly from the photo stacks as they were all uniform shots. I'll post those in another section.     

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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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On 7/31/2020 at 2:16 PM, seanmc1114 said:

Lieutenant Ernest Childers of the 45th Infantry Division (left) offers a cigarette to his former schoolmate at ChiloccChio Indian School, Sergeant Bill Goforth of the 102nd Infantry Division. June 3, 1944. Note Lt. Childers is wearing the ribbon for the Medal Of Honor earned in Italy in 1943.

 

 

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This is a great shot! The first thing that caught my eye, is the MOH ribbon is upside down. I know, I know, picky, picky. 

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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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Philippine Division 

 

"Spectators at the Texas Christian University (TCU) vs. Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (A&M) game included Colonel John P. Horan, Houston, Texas, who attended his first football game after 39 months in a Japanese prison camp. Left to right are the colonel's brothers, J. W. Horan and C. W. Horan, his son, First Lieutenant Robert M. Horan, and Colonel and Mrs. Horan. Colonel Horan and his son are wearing their military uniforms."

 

Date Created: 1945-09-21

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Anti-Aircraft Command - April 1, 1946

 

"Corporal Joseph O. Quintero was recently discharged from the United States Army. The veteran survived one of medical history's most makeshift operations and endured Japanese beatings during his convalescence in prisoner camp. Corporal Quintero suffered appendicitis while being transferred on a Japanese freighter to the Philippians as a Prisoner of War. An American officer used a razor blade and a spoon to remove the infected appendix and standard cotton string for the sutures. Corporal Quintero spent forty-three months as a prisoner. He dealt with infection and dropped to ninety-five pounds by the time he was liberated. He wears a Purple Heart for his injuries and a Silver Star for saving the life of a buddy. Corporal Quintero is shown sitting on a bench, dressed in his military uniform. He plans to begin his civilian life by returning to school."

 

Note he is wearing two stars on his American Defense Service Medal ribbon.

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Army Service Forces with an Engineer Special Brigades SSI on his pocket.

 

"Meeting to discuss the Trinity River Development program, left to right, are Lieutenant General R. A. Wheeler and Colonel Henry Hutchings Junior. General Wheeler is chief of the Army engineers and in charge of a flood control and rivers program. He is dressed in a military uniform. Colonel Hutchings is the new Southwest division Army engineer. He is dressed in his military uniform. General Wheeler is Colonel Hutchings direct supervisor.

Date Created: 1946-04-23"

 

It's hard to make it out, but General Wheeler is wearing the Southeast Asia Command SSI as a combat patch.

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Major General Fred L. Walker, commander of the 36th Infantry Division, presents the Legion Of Merit to Lieutenant Colonel James L. Minor. January 1, 1946. 

 

Notice the general is wearing a standard 36th SSI, while the Lt. Col. is still wearing the arrowhead on circular background insignia common pre-war.

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