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seanmc1114
On 10/17/2019 at 8:30 AM, seanmc1114 said:

Here's another anomaly. Major General Geoffrey Keyes raised and commanded the 9th Armored Division stateside from July to September 1942 before going to North Africa in November as deputy commander of the I Armored Corps under Patton. He remained under Patton as deputy commander of the Seventh Army during the invasion of Sicily and also commanded a provisional corps created ad hoc during that battle. Yet here is General Keyes wearing the 9th Armored Division SSI while talking with Italian Brigadier General Giuseppe Molinero at Palermo, Sicily, during the city's surrender ceremonies which would have been been July 22 0r 23, 1943. Why is he wearing the SSI of a unit that he had not served with in a year and which was still stateside?

 

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Here's another couple of photos of Major General Geoffrey Keyes wearing the 9th Armored Division SSI while serving as Deputy Commanding General of the Seventh Army and ad hoc corps commander during the invasion of Sicily - July to AUgust 1943. That's MG Matthew B. Ridgway, commander of the 82nd AIrborne Division in the rear. The 82nd was part of the ad hoc corps Keyes commanded under the Seventh Army during the campaign.

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easterneagle87
6 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

Full color Infantry School SSI with AIRBORNE and RANGER tabs worn by members of the 1st Battalion 507th Infantry - the cadre of Fort Benning's Airborne Course - during a graduation ceremony last week (November 2021).

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Looks more like a retirement ceremony with a plaque like that. Interesting that the frame shop put the Ranger tab above the CIB and not under the EIB. Yes, I'm just a nerd that way.  

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FriarChuck
3 minutes ago, patches said:

Navy Ampib WWII semi colorized, that isn't a Navy Cross is it on the top!!!

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Could he be a Coastie? Central stripe looks thin for the Navy across but it fits pretty well with the CG Good Conduct Medal.

 

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One Sgt. Richard W. Scott, Constabulary, Germany, sometime into 52 (No Collar Discs on the lower Lapels, BUT still wearing the now abolished 1948 Reg stripes)

 

A little help on his DIs, if you please.

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15 hours ago, FriarChuck said:

Could he be a Coastie? Central stripe looks thin for the Navy across but it fits pretty well with the CG Good Conduct Medal.

 

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Did select Coast Guardsmen wear this patch?

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2 hours ago, patches said:

Did select Coast Guardsmen wear this patch?

He is wearing the ribbon bar of the WWII Occupation Medal.

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FriarChuck
8 hours ago, patches said:

Did select Coast Guardsmen wear this patch?

I could not find regs on it based on a quick search. I did find this jumper though that shows it. Found it on this sight. http://marinesinforestgreen.blogspot.com/2014/12/wwii-uscg-as1-navy-jumper-amphibious.html?m=1

 

Makes sense to me as many Coast Guardsman served as coxswains for amphibious forces, including Douglas Munro, the sole Coast Guard MoH recipient. 

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Pennsylvania National Guard HQ.

 

One Captain Kenneth E. Conrad in 1963 at the Penna NG's OCS, a Faculty member or a Unit Commander in it? In any event, when Conrad wasn't pulling this OCS duty in 1963, he was the Skipper of the 104th Armored Cavalry's A Troop, The City Troop or as it's also called First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry

 

(Our thanks to member heftaa01 who IDed the Penna NG OCS DI, and clarified what unit within the 104th Armd Cav was the City Troop)

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1st Lt James T Lawrence of D Co 2nd Bn 7th Cav, 1st Cav Div in the fall of 1965, Lawrence will be badly wounded in the Battle of LZ Albany.

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One Pvt Kenneth Tillman of the VIII Corps in a portrait taken when he was home on leave in 1943 on Staten Island NY NY, he served  291th Engineer Battalion in the ETO, not sure if the 291th Engineer Battalion before going to England was a Corps Troop Unit of VIII Corps, it could of very well of been, we say this as the 291th Engineer Battalion was apparently a 1st Army Troop Unit in the ETO.

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On 11/16/2021 at 7:47 PM, patches said:

One Sgt. Richard W. Scott, Constabulary, Germany, sometime into 52 (No Collar Discs on the lower Lapels, BUT still wearing the now abolished 1948 Reg stripes)

 

A little help on his DIs, if you please.

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24th Constabulary Sq. 

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The Thunder Birds.

 

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A Sgt Bernard P. Codd, Medical Aid Man,  Medical Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, being awarded a Silver Star in 1952.

 

 

Codd, Bernard P.

Sergeant Bernard P. Codd, US51068622, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against an armed army near Homangni, Korea.  On the night of 9 June 1952, a platoon from Company L moved into positions on Hill 255 in anticipation of an enemy counterattack.  Shortly before midnight an intense enemy artillery and mortar barrage began to pound the side of the hill and one of the incoming rounds scored an almost direct hit on the bunker containing the platoon command post, severing all communications and inflicting several casualties.  Sergeant Codd immediately ran to the command post and began to administer aid to the wounded.  In the meantime, the enemy had lifted the artillery and mortar fire and were now beginning their assault on the hill with small-arms and automatic-weapons fire.  Sergeant Codd, still in the process of giving aid, took time to throw badly-needed weapons and ammunition from the command post to the men fighting nearby.  Soon, however, due to the superior numbers of the fanatical foe and a fast dwindling supply of ammunition, the friendly troops were forced to withdraw from the hillside.  Inasmuch as all the wounded could not be evacuated in the withdrawal, Sergeant Codd volunteered to stay on the hill and assist those who were left behind.  He remained hidden at the command post administering to the wounded and on several occasions he was forced to play dead to deceive the Chinese forces that were constantly roaming the position.  He spent the remainder of the night, without a weapon, caring for the wounded until he was relieved by a friendly patrol in the morning, and then helped to clear the area of all casualties before withdrawing himself.  Sergeant Codd's gallantry in the face of overwhelming odds helped to save the lives of his wounded comrades and reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from New York.

 

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15 hours ago, patches said:

The Thunder Birds.

 

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A Sgt Bernard P. Codd, Medical Aid Man,  Medical Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, being awarded a Silver Star in 1952.

 

 

Codd, Bernard P.

Sergeant Bernard P. Codd, US51068622, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against an armed army near Homangni, Korea.  On the night of 9 June 1952, a platoon from Company L moved into positions on Hill 255 in anticipation of an enemy counterattack.  Shortly before midnight an intense enemy artillery and mortar barrage began to pound the side of the hill and one of the incoming rounds scored an almost direct hit on the bunker containing the platoon command post, severing all communications and inflicting several casualties.  Sergeant Codd immediately ran to the command post and began to administer aid to the wounded.  In the meantime, the enemy had lifted the artillery and mortar fire and were now beginning their assault on the hill with small-arms and automatic-weapons fire.  Sergeant Codd, still in the process of giving aid, took time to throw badly-needed weapons and ammunition from the command post to the men fighting nearby.  Soon, however, due to the superior numbers of the fanatical foe and a fast dwindling supply of ammunition, the friendly troops were forced to withdraw from the hillside.  Inasmuch as all the wounded could not be evacuated in the withdrawal, Sergeant Codd volunteered to stay on the hill and assist those who were left behind.  He remained hidden at the command post administering to the wounded and on several occasions he was forced to play dead to deceive the Chinese forces that were constantly roaming the position.  He spent the remainder of the night, without a weapon, caring for the wounded until he was relieved by a friendly patrol in the morning, and then helped to clear the area of all casualties before withdrawing himself.  Sergeant Codd's gallantry in the face of overwhelming odds helped to save the lives of his wounded comrades and reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from New York.

 

That Officer with the 10th Mountain Division Combat Patch is Major General David Ruffner, in WWII he was Commander of 10th Mountain Division DIVARTY, and now in 1952 Commander of the Thunderbirds 21 May 1952 15 March 1953.

 

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Staff Sergeant Walter S. Kirk, E Company 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. Note the one piece SSI with CENTURY and SONS OF BITCHE tabs incorporated into it. Also note his ribbons and Combat Infantryman Badge are sewn on.

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