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Subdued 25th Infantry Division SSI worn with a full color (orange and yellow) tab, possibly WOLFHOUND, in Vietnam. Note the cut down short sleeve jungle jacket, common among sailors but rare in the Army.

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11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with U.S. Army Vietnam pocket patch. Probably just got home from Vietnam.

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Korean Military Advisory Group SSI being worn around 1970. I didn't know the organization was still in existence then.

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1st Marine Division patch worn by PFC William Dean Yazzie at the Marine Corps Pacific Division rifle and pistol matches in Hawaii - 1947.

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On 11/16/2021 at 10:47 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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Looks like the 24th constabulary squadron di’s

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Members of the 101st Airborne Division receiving the Silver Star from Major General Olinto M. Barsanti. The medals were earned during the Tet Offensive, so the ceremony would probably be February/March 1968 at the earliest. Yet notice the officer on the left is wearing full color insignia including rank, badges and gold on black U.S. ARMT tape.

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7th Special Forces Group - Fort Bragg, NC. Note the unusual combination of full color U.S. ARMY tape and subdued pin on Specialist 4 rank insignia.

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Distinguished trooper and boxing champion awards beong presented at Fort Bragg, NC - 1970. Note the variety of insignia. Most of the SSI, including 82nd Airborne Division, are full color, but one 82nd trooper is wearing a subdued SSI. Also note the combination of full color sleeve insignia, subdued pin on rank insignia, subdued and full color U.S. ARMY tapes and subdued and full color Parachutist Badges. 

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1 hour ago, seanmc1114 said:

Artilleryman of the XVIII Airborne Corps with no AIRBORNE tab at Fort Bragg, NC - 1975.

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Looks like a Basic Training pic.  I never saw an EM in an ABN unit wearing a green bus driver cap.

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On 2/19/2022 at 8:40 PM, seanmc1114 said:

7th Special Forces Group - Fort Bragg, NC. Note the unusual combination of full color U.S. ARMY tape and subdued pin on Specialist 4 rank insignia.

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Very odd to me…being in 7th Grp during the period of conversion to black on OD Army tapes(late ‘66).  Chevrons stayed on the sleeves, but changed to black on OD in ‘67. 

 

 

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Here's several photos that I believe show the transition/reflagging of Company D (Long Range Surveillance) 151st Infantry to Company C 2nd Battalion 134th Infantry. First up, you'll see soldiers wearing the SSI of the 38th Infantry Division with an AIRBORNE tab along with maroon berets with the 151st Infantry DUI and flash. Next are some soldiers wearing the SSI of the 45th Infantry Brigade with AIRBORNE tab, but still sporting the 151st DUI and flash. Finally, the most recent of the photos show soldiers wearing 45th Brigade SSI and AIRBORNE tabs along with 134th Infantry DUI's and flashes. The photos of the Company C 2/134th Infantry challenge coin indicate the unit shares the heritage of D/151st.

 

As far as I know, D/151st Infantry has always been an Indiana National Guard unit, while C 2/134th Infantry is a Nebraska National Guard unit. 

 

All of the photos came from the Company C, 2-134th IN Airborne Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cco2134abn/photos

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35th Infantry Division. The caption from the Nebraska National Guard Museum says: "From the call up of the 134th Infantry Regiment to Camp Robinson, Arkansas before the war (March 25, 1941), Signal Corps photographs.
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Camp Robinson, Ark. Master Sergeant Harland A. Thomas, army instructor in the 35th Division Signal Company, is one of the best decorated soldiers in the country. He shows his many insignia to Pvt. William Laird (right), of Kansas City, Kans. The decoration are : French Fourrangere, in the coloras of French Croix de Guerre; Five battle clasps for 5 major engagements in World War 1; Expert Marksmen's medal with four leaves, regular regimental, army, and branch insignias on pockets and lapels; and then a long list of decorations on his sleeve, which are from top to bottom: 35th Division insignia showing grade of Master Sergeant; Six V-stripes indicating three years overseas service during World War 1; and eight stripes at the bottom of the sleeve signifying 24 years of service in the army."

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Vietnam era jump school photo of a member of Company D (LRP) 151st Infantry wearing the 38th Infantry Division SSI with AIRBORNE tab. 

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On 2/20/2022 at 11:40 PM, e19 said:

Very odd to me…being in 7th Grp during the period of conversion to black on OD Army tapes(late ‘66).  Chevrons stayed on the sleeves, but changed to black on OD in ‘67. 

 

 

Yeah e19, we've been finding quite a few of these soldiers in the 68-70 time frame where full color shoulder patches are worn, but with subdued Rank Pins on, mostly if not all outside South Vietnam it seems. It would be rare we'd say.

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1st Cav Div AG44 Flat Edge Borders.

 

The July 1965 Parade at the Ft Benning Football Stadium for the Activation of the 1st Cavalry Division, troops still wearing the long sleeve Khaki Shirts, marching here may be the Infantry component of the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry, it's Aero Rifle Platoon, we say that because the mounted figure riding along the formation is Lieutenant Colonel John B. Stockton, the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry C.O.

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