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11 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

I believe this commander of the 24th Infantry Division is Major General William F. Dean

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That there is Maj Gen Blackshear M. Bryan commanded the division January 1951 – December 1951

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Sgt. Neopolis Wigfall  2nd Army sub unit unknown around early 1952. Wigfall stays in, and is KIA in the Battle of LZ Albany in A Co 2nd Bn 7th Cav November 1965.

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1968 photo of Army Reservists of an unknown unit, one of whom is wearing the XX Corps SSI. The two men in the center look vaguely familiar. Anyone? 

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30 minutes ago, seanmc1114 said:

1968 photo of Army Reservists of an unknown unit, one of whom is wearing the XX Corps SSI. The two men in the center look vaguely familiar. Anyone? 

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2nd from left is Pete Rose and 2nd from right looks like Johnny Bench.

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3rd Armored Division worn early in World War II. Note the HQ discs and early style Armored branch disc. The soldier is wearing the American Defense Service Medal ribbon. He stated he was inducted on December 4, 1941.

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Southern Command SSI worn by a doctor on his OG-107 fatigues and by a medic on jungle fatigues. Panama 1974. Note the doctor is also wearing a tab (RANGER?) while the specialist is not.

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Retrying the previouys post:

 

Southern Command SSI worn by a doctor on his OG-107 fatigues and by a medic on jungle fatigues. Panama 1974. Note the doctor is also wearing what appears to be an AIRBORNE tab while the specialist is not.

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NCO of the 1st Brigade 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam wearing an inked on SSI and AIRBORNE tab. 

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Medal of Honor recipient Delbert Owen Jennings wearing the DUI and SSI of the 197th Infantry Brigade with a tab, presumably AIRBORNE.

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Mission To Iran SSI worn by H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., father of Stormin' Norman, as a colonel in Iran in World War II. Note the orientation of the SSI as he is wearing it is different from the way it is shown in the photo which is the only way I have seen it oriented online and in reference books. Either he is wearing it incorrectly, or the references are wrong.

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Officer candidates of the California Natinal Guard in 1957. Various branches, with all but one wearing the SSI of the 40th Armored Division. Note the Infantry officer in the first photo wearing jump wing and an oval and the Armor officer in the second photo is wearing a multi-colored fourragere.  

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Members of the 22nd Regimental Combat Team 4th Infantry Division prepare to board aircraft wearing parachutes in 1953. I assume they are not paratroopers. 

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Subdued 4th Infantry Division with numerl "3" embroidered on it and a scroll, probably "LONG RANGE PATROL" worn in Vietnam. I would assume this indicated the 3rd Brigade LRP unit. 

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Could be one of those Korea UN Ropes, a manufacturer variant, using a whole separate White Cord rather then Specks of White???

 

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On 1/13/2022 at 12:12 AM, seanmc1114 said:

4th Infantry Division SSI being worn crooked.

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Do you know his name and Regiment ?

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BILL THE PATCH

Not sure this was ever shown before, a very rare in patch, plus check out the parrot on the barrel of gun

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14 hours ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

Not sure this was ever shown before, a very rare in patch, plus check out the parrot on the barrel of gun

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Good one Billy.

 

Here's a Pinned topic on the BRAZIL Patches.

 

 

 

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E Co. Recon team 4/503 1971 LZ English prior to returning to Fort Campbell. Slightly visible is the 173rd Airborne Brigade SSI on a couple of the soldiers while the Recon pocket patch is clearly visible.

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196th Infantry Brigade from 2021. Note the colonel on the right wearing the RANGER, JUNGLE and ARCTIC tabs.

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Company commander of the 1st Battalion 27th Infantry 25th Infantry Division presenting medal to a soldier in Vietnam. Note the odd theater made 25th ID SSI the specialist is wearing with a tab, probably WOLFHOUNDS.

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