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A Medical Service Corps aviator who served with the 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) and 326th Medical Battalion around 1970 - 1971 wearing the 101st Airborne Division SSI with DUST OFF tab.

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20 minutes ago, seanmc1114 said:

A Medical Service Corps aviator who served with the 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) and 326th Medical Battalion around 1970 - 1971 wearing the 101st Airborne Division SSI with DUST OFF tab.

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I came back to this post too late to edit it, so I'm attaching a closeup of the patch and tab in the photo along with an example of the patch/tab configuration I found online.

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One John Primerano  wears the 101 with a Light Colored Border, White???? He was Signals in HQ Co 501st Parachute Infantry

John Primerano  Regimental Headquarters co-Wire Section, of the 501st Parachute Infantr.jpg

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Cobra pilot who served with the Companies D (Gun Company) of the 227th and 229th Aviation Battalions and F Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division 1970-1971. Note he is waeing a full color 1st Cav SSI. In the first two photos he appears to be wearing a 229th Avaiation Battalion pocket patch while in the second he is wearing an F Troop 1-9th Cavalry pocket patch. In both he is wearing the Participant Southeast Asia War Games novelty pocket patches.

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Another Color Cav, in July 1967 Operation Pershing, Brig Gen Blanchard Assistant Division Commander there.

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Two shots of US GI's returning from Europe. Mix of Constabulary and 1st INF DIV "Big Red One" left shoulder patches.

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On 7/14/2022 at 10:47 PM, patches said:

One John Primerano  wears the 101 with a Light Colored Border, White???? He was Signals in HQ Co 501st Parachute Infantry

John Primerano  Regimental Headquarters co-Wire Section, of the 501st Parachute Infantr.jpg

Looks like dogtag ball chain

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3 hours ago, Linedoggie said:

Looks like dogtag ball chain

Doesn't look metallic.

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1st Lt. Bryan MacDonough, CO of Company D 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry, wearing a faded subdued 173rd Airborne Brigade SSI while he directs a helicopter to the landing zone by radio in preparation for the final assault on Hill 875, located 15 miles southwest of Dak To - November 1967.

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Some more shots of the 173rd AIrborne Brigade SSI being worn, this time at Bien Hoa in May 1965, the month the brigade arrived in Vietnam. 

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1 hour ago, seanmc1114 said:

Some more shots of the 173rd AIrborne Brigade SSI being worn, this time at Bien Hoa in May 1965, the month the brigade arrived in Vietnam. 

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I bet those stateside starched og107s are hotter than the hinges to hell.

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Unknown Engineer GI, 88th Div, stateside still. Older man right, like in his 40s.

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22 hours ago, patches said:

Nurse of the 4th Service Command, name given Hazel Jones, no more info.

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Obituary of Hazel Colson | Funeral Homes & Cremation Services | Her... (heritagememorialfuneralhome.com)

 

Hazel Jones was born 17 Feb 1927 in Georgia.  Finished high school at the age of 17 in 1943.  Joined the US Army Cadet Nurse Corps on 2 Jan 1945 as a lieutenant.  She married Jasper William Colson in 1950. 

 

4th Service Command was headquartered in Atlanta, GA.   On 11 Jun 1946, the ASF and all nine service commands were disestablished, and their functions passed to the six Army Areas.

 

This photo dates between 2 Jan 1945 and 11 Jun 1946.  Since she is not wearing a WWII Victory Ribbon (the medal wasn't created until later) on her jacket, presume it was taken prior Jun 1945, when the ribbon was authorized.

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27 minutes ago, Ranger-1972 said:

Obituary of Hazel Colson | Funeral Homes & Cremation Services | Her... (heritagememorialfuneralhome.com)

 

Hazel Jones was born 17 Feb 1927 in Georgia.  Finished high school at the age of 17 in 1943.  Joined the US Army Cadet Nurse Corps on 2 Jan 1945 as a lieutenant.  She married Jasper William Colson in 1950. 

 

4th Service Command was headquartered in Atlanta, GA.   On 11 Jun 1946, the ASF and all nine service commands were disestablished, and their functions passed to the six Army Areas.

 

This photo dates between 2 Jan 1945 and 11 Jun 1946.  Since she is not wearing a WWII Victory Ribbon (the medal wasn't created until later) on her jacket, presume it was taken prior Jun 1945, when the ribbon was authorized.

Thank you so much for the update.

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Army Material Command SSI worn in Vietnam by a member of the 1st Transportation Corps Battalion of the 34th General Support Group serving on the USNS Corpus Christi.

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Some time ago, I located, acquired, and got to the Army's Transportation Museum at Ft. Eustis, a tropical fatigue shirt and an OG sateen fatigue shirt that had belonged to the 1st Transportation Battalion's commander. Both had the AMC SSI on the left shoulder.

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A interesting one, a unnamed GI of the Allied Forces in 45, must of served first somewhere in the Pacific as he has an A&P Ribbon with one campaign star, also seems to have a Purple Heart, so yes, maybe out in New Guinea or the Solomons, was wounded badly enough, sent home, recovered and was sent overseas again, this time to Italy. Got a Driver Badge there too., can't make out his branch disc though.

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Another Full Color 1st Batt 75th Rangers Scroll sighting, this on one Major Robert Guy in 1978, Guy was the Battalion Exec.

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11 hours ago, patches said:

Ruth Lyeth  nurse, 3rd Army Germany 1919

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Ruth Ermina Lyeth (Hamblen) c. 1918. The nurse’s uniform worn by Ruth Lyeth (Hamblen) during World War I is in the US Army Women's Museum. She was called to active service as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps on 17 Dec 1917 and served at the Base Hospital at Camp Meade, MD until 19 Apr 1918.  She departed NY on 19 May 1918 aboard the Transport Ship Justicia, and is listed as one of 44 nurses of Replacemet Hospital "A" aboard that vessel.  She served at Evacuation Hospital No. 18 and Evacuation Hospital No. 30 in Meaux, France and then went to Germany after the war. She returned to the U.S. in 1919.  She is shown as having served overseas from 19 May 1918 until 10 Aug 1919.  She is credited with the following campaigns:  Montdidier-Noyon, Aisne-Marne, St Mihiel, Champaign-Marne, and Meuse-Argonne.  On 22 Dec 2019, her record shows "Reserve Nurse Relieved From Active Duty; Not Discharged."  She left active service at Ft Sheridan, IL.

 

She was born 29 Sept 1893 (per her death certificate; the NY records of military service in WWI show a DOB of 29 Sep 1892) in Nyack, NY York and died 16 Jan 1982 in Midland, Texas.  She was buried in Albequerque, NM.  She had been married to Robert Hamblen and they had three daughters and one son (according to the 1940 census).  By 1950, she was widowed and living with her daughter and son-in-law (who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission) in Albequerque.  In 1940, the family was living in Wichita, KS.  In 1935, they were living in Marshall, TX. In 1930, they were living in Clayton, NM.

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Adolfo Larrue Martínez II, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment 17th Airborne Division Camp Mackall, North Carolina, in 1944  he wears both the 513th PIR Pocket Patch and the Golden Talons Patch, placing his Jump Wing collar as we see. Adolfo Larrue Martínez II is the Father of actor A Martinez, A Martinez's real name Adolfo Larrue Martínez III. Can't find more on the Fathers service, we assume he went overseas with the division and seen action in the Ardennes and the Rhine Jump. He was still living as of 2018 at 95, but if he passed can not find a obit.

 

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9 minutes ago, patches said:

Adolfo Larrue Martínez II, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment 17th Airborne Division Camp Mackall, North Carolina, in 1944  he wears both the 513th PIR Pocket Patch and the Golden Talons Patch, placing his Jump Wing collar as we see. Adolfo Larrue Martínez II is the Father of actor A Martinez, A Martinez's real name Adolfo Larrue Martínez III. Can't find more on the Fathers service, we assume he went overseas with the division and seen action in the Ardennes and the Rhine Jump. He was still living as of 2018 at 95, but if he passed can not find a obit.

 

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The Son

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Martinez

 

Here he is in the 1972 John Wayne Classic The Cowboys. couple of shots from movie, one with The Duke as one of the older boys taken on.

 

 

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