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12 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

Members of the 5th Special Forces Group wearing the Vietnam era flash (rescinded 1985) while the captain is wearing the SPECIAL FORCES tab approved in 1983. But note the  sergeant is still wearing an OG-107 field jacket while everyone else is wearing BDUs.  

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OG107s and the Perm Press 507s were worn into 1985 at least if they had been issued. The OG field jacket may have been authorized longer than that as not everyone got a BDU one even in BCT in 1984.

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On 10/23/2023 at 4:55 AM, seanmc1114 said:

Members of the 5th Special Forces Group wearing the Vietnam era flash (rescinded 1985) while the captain is wearing the SPECIAL FORCES tab approved in 1983. But note the  sergeant is still wearing an OG-107 field jacket while everyone else is wearing BDUs.  

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OG107 field jackets could be worn up to March 1986 in the US Army.  I wore my OD Field jacket up to the last day that it was authorized. The backstory for me is between 1982 - 1983 there was a manufacture shortage of BDU field jackets in certain sizes. In 1983 in basic training at Fort Knox I was issued two OD field jackets because there were no BDU field jackets in my Small-Short size to be issued at that time. Also, the "wear out" date for OD Fatigues was 1986.

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15 minutes ago, m60a1d66 said:

OG107 field jackets could be worn up to March 1986 in the US Army.  I wore my OD Field jacket up to the last day that it was authorized. The backstory for me is between 1982 - 1983 there was a manufacture shortage of BDU field jackets in certain sizes. In 1983 in basic training at Fort Knox I was issued two OD field jackets because there were no BDU field jackets in my Small-Short size to be issued at that time. Also, the "wear out" date for OD Fatigues was 1986.

1983 - One drill sergeant still wearing OD 107 Fatigues.

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Just now, m60a1d66 said:

1983 - One drill sergeant still wearing OD 107 Fatigues.

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The only thing that survived from my OD 107 Field Jacket is my TCQC pocket patch.

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38 minutes ago, m60a1d66 said:

The only thing that survived from my OD 107 Field Jacket is my TCQC pocket patch.

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We had DIs still in OGs in Aug 1984 and some still got OD jackets too from CIF. 

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25 minutes ago, Rhscott said:

We had DIs still in OGs in Aug 1984 and some still got OD jackets too from CIF. 

I see that your Logo is the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry at Fort Lewis (JBLM). I was in 3rd Brigade from 1998-2000.

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11 hours ago, m60a1d66 said:

I see that your Logo is the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry at Fort Lewis (JBLM). I was in 3rd Brigade from 1998-2000.

Yep.  3rd Bde is gone and renamed 1st Bde and the GWOT casualty memorial was moved too.

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3 hours ago, Rhscott said:

Yep.  3rd Bde is gone and renamed 1st Bde and the GWOT casualty memorial was moved too.

Thanks and where did the GWOT casualty memorial move to?

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6 hours ago, m60a1d66 said:

Thanks and where did the GWOT casualty memorial move to?

They moved it to the Division memorial field in 2015 once 3/2 was reflagged as 1st Bde when they deactivated the heavy Bde in Korea.  It had been right in the Bde area so the 129 on on the memorial would be at home with the Bde.  Oh well..

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7 hours ago, easterneagle87 said:

Quick FB shot copied, showing Vietnam Color SSI 1st CAV with Airborne tab. 

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Wait a minute, this was Reversed Image, thought the Cans of soda looked funny. along with a Reversed Cav patch as a combat patch, which would of been a cool find, but then nah, the Soda cans, Shasta we seen Backwards LOL

 

 

Here we go

 

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Members of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team wearing full color 2nd Infantry Division SSI with the numeral 2 on them during a recent ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Some elements of the 2nd ID are in South Korea, while the division's two Stryker brigades are stationed in Washington under the 7th Infantry Diovision.

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15 minutes ago, seanmc1114 said:

Members of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team wearing full color 2nd Infantry Division SSI with the numeral 2 on them during a recent ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Some elements of the 2nd ID are in South Korea, while the division's two Stryker brigades are stationed in Washington under the 7th Infantry Diovision.

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Been there, done that, same place.

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Full color Infantry School SSI with AIRBORNE and RANGER tabs worn by an instructor at Fort Moore commemorating the 2023 National Airborne Day with a Wreath Laying ceremony at Airborne Walk, August 16, 2023. 

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Chaplain of the 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division conducting Easter Sunday services at an artillery fire base outside Hue on 14 April 1968. The Specialist 4 on the front row is wearing full color 82nd SSI, rank insignia and a 1st Cavalry Division SSI with AIRBORNE tab as a combat patch.

 

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Major General Edward H. Brooks, commanding general of the VI Corps, presenting medals at a ceremony in Innsbruck, Austria on May 31, 1945. The SSI of the VI Corps and Engineer Special Brigades can be seen.

 

Also the 103rd Infantry Division Band from the same ceremony.

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On 11/3/2023 at 5:20 PM, atb said:

looks like a 36th Engineer Battalion SSI, not Engineer Special Brigade.

Yes, I was going off the top of my head and didn't bother to check my references. I think it was actually the 36th Engineer Regiment during World War II.

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Screenshots from official Army footage from September 1944 showing glidermen and paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division preparing to load their aircraft prior to Operation Market Garden. A number of them are wearing 82nd SSI wihout AIRBORNE tabs. 

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