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Just now, Salvage Sailor said:

More Kagnew Station (Asmara, Eritrea) from my files

 

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Pre-Kagnew Station Units, Radio Marina (occupied Italian Navy Radio Transmitter Site, later named Kagnew Station)

TSU-9434 (US Signal Corps) & NCU-3 (Naval Communications Unit Three)

 

That's got to be Haile Selassie.

 

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Army helicopter crewman from the 9th Infantry Division takes a last look at the desolation caused by the Mount St. Helens volcanic explosion in May 1980.

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A Constabulary sergeant wearing 1st Cavalry Regiment DUI's on his lapels. The unit was converted to the 1st Armored Regiment and assigned to the 1st Armored Division during World War II and upon the division's reorganization in 1944, became the 1st Tank Battalion. That battalion was subsequently redesignated as the 1st Constabulary Squadron at the end of World War II.  

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Technician 3rd Grade post-World War II/late 40's (World War II Victory Medal ribbon, domed U.S. insignia and double branch insignia) still wearing the China Burma India Theater SSI. When was that phased out? 

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Just now, seanmc1114 said:

Technician 3rd Grade post-World War II/late 40's (World War II Victory Medal ribbon, domed U.S. insignia and double branch insignia) still wearing the China Burma India Theater SSI. When was that phased out? 

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An interesting one for sure, the tie, wonder if it's an Officers Chocolate one. worn with the Khaki shirt, have to be before the late summer of 1948

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Here's two pictures of my uncle - first is before departing for Europe with the 63rd Infantry Division and the second is when he returned in 1946. It's interesting to see that he was wearing his CIB below his ribbons.

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Series showing the SSI of the 67th Infantry Brigade of the Nebraska National Guard. First up is a photo of the 2nd Battalion 134th Infantry Commander LTC Delmar Broers (L) 67th Brigade Commander Colonel Kenneth Dermann (R) (circa 1978)

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Members of the 2nd Battalion 134th Infantry wearing the 67th Infantry Brigade SSI on their left sleeve and the 4th Infantry Division SSI - the Regular Army unit for which they were a roundout brigade - on their pockets.

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Soldier on the right is wearing a 3rd Infantry Division SSI on a non-GI uniform. The caption reads that these soldiers were liberated prisoners of war of the Germans who were returned to the U.S. in March 1945 on the Swedish ocean liner Gripsholm.

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On 10/25/2021 at 10:57 AM, seanmc1114 said:

A Marine and soldier wearing a First Army SSI with colored center in London in early 1942.

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On 10/25/2021 at 9:55 PM, patches said:

Looks like a Quartermaster Corps Woolie,

 

Just like this one.

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Another photo of the same setting. The photo caption reads: "17th February 1942, London, England, The staff made up of US Marines that are responsible for publishing the newspaper "The Belligerent" look over their 1st edition during World War Two."

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Winston Churchill visiting Iceland on his return journey from his historic Atlantic meeting with President Roosevelt, pictured on 16th August 1941. Marines are wearing the Marine Detachment Iceland patch.

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