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JrBfloNY
On 1/9/2023 at 5:31 PM, tredhed2 said:

 

CAM - Composite Army-Marine Division

Maybe "164th Marines" honorary title from the Marines for fighting alongside them. The AmeriCal had 600 total days of combat in the Pacific.

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XX Corps a Pfc Joe Kearney of the Corps HQ Company 1945. He's wearing some other undeterminable pins we see, one on the cap, and one on his right lower lapel.

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Here's an interesting one. The officer in the first photo is wearing the Military Assistance Command Vietnam SSI. Why so odd? The photo is a screenshot of a meeting of civil defense officials in Gulfport, Mississippi following Hurricane Camille in 1969. He can be seen in the second photo seated near another officer wearing the Third Army SSI.  

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4 hours ago, seanmc1114 said:

Here's an interesting one. The officer in the first photo is wearing the Military Assistance Command Vietnam SSI. Why so odd? The photo is a screenshot of a meeting of civil defense officials in Gulfport, Mississippi following Hurricane Camille in 1969. He can be seen in the second photo seated near another officer wearing the Third Army SSI.  

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Probably just rotated back and didn't get the patches replaced. I had a young Warrant Officer who pulled his field jacket out while we we're in Saudi for Op. Desert Shield/Storm and it still had his Eighth Army patch on the left shoulder from his tour in Korea.      

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On 6/5/2023 at 3:35 AM, easterneagle87 said:

Took the ruler out. noy much c;learer. 

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Labrador Command?

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Photo of BG Phillip E. Gallagher (USMA '15) when he was serving as the Director of Military Posts Division, US European Command. He is inspecting the TMP at Strub Kaserne in Berchtesgaden, Germany in 1949.  On the right sleeve of his taupe officer's overcoat he is wearing the SSI for the CBI. It is unusual to see patches worn on the overcoat, but the colonel on the right is wearing what appears to be the insignia of the Constabulary on the left sleeve of his overcoat.  Gallager had been the Deputy CG of the Constabulary from May 1947 to January 1948.

 

He had served in China during WWII:

 

1945-06-16 – 1945-12-17     Commanding General Southern Command, 1st Chinese Combat Command

1945-12-18 – 1946-01-08     Assistant Deputy Commanding General US Forces China Theater

1946-01-13 – 1946-05-05     Liaison Officer for China Theater, Office of the Chief of Staff

 

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On 12/31/2015 at 5:09 PM, Teamski said:

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A Color shot of him, note the Two Tone of the jacket right.

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Army Material Command with AIRBORNE tab. I believe he was assigned to the U.S. Army Airborne Communications And Electronics Team.

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More photos of the Army Material Command SSI with AIRBORNE tab worn by members of the U.S. Army Airborne Communications And Electronics Team.

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Military Assistance Advisory Group SSI with tab worn by Major General Ernest Easterbrook, Chairman, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Thailand, during Exercise Dhanarajata in 1963. 

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Doctor of the 25th Infantry Division in Thailand during Exercise Dhanarajata in 1963. 

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Colonel Oliver B. Patton, CO of the 3rd Brigade 6th Infantry Division from its activation in November 1967 to its deactivation in July 1968. In the first photo, you can just see the 6th ID SSI. In the second photo, the colonel can be seen casing the brigade's colors and the 6th ID SSI can be seen on the left sleeve of the sergeant major or first sergeant holding the flag. 

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Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Kurtz, CO, and Major Jack Tate, XO, of the 96th Engineer Battalion 6th Infantry Division - February to July 1968

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Speaking of the SSI for the 6th Division, here is a photo of a post-WWI / pre-WWII enlisted blue uniform with that shoulder patch.  Apologize for the image, but this uniform is on display at the Jefferson Barracks, MO museum, and it wasn't possible to get a photo without the reflection of the weapons exhibit on the other side of the corridor.  This is the M1902 dress uniform worn by Sergeant Major Phillip Sheridan Murphy when he was a member of the 6th Infantry Regiment, 6th Division sometime between 1929 and 1938. Murphy was born in Monroe City, MO in 1893, enlisted in Co. A, 12th Infantry at Jefferson Barracks on 7 Dec 1912, reenlisted with HQ Co, 34th Infantry – a new regiment being raised in El Paso. He was promoted to sergeant in June 1917 and to First Sergeant in October 1917. The regiment arrived in France and saw action during the final months of WWI, and then remained as part of the Army of Occupation until June 1919. He was promoted to Battalion Sergeant Major and was part of the Honor Guard for President Harding’s funeral in 1923. In 1929, he reenlisted into the 6th Infantry Regiment at Jefferson Barracks, remaining there until his retirement in 1942 after thirty years in uniform. His father, a Civil War veteran, had named his sons after Generals Phil Sheridan, Ulysses Grant, and John Logan. His grandfather had served during the War of 1812.  The wear of all blue uniforms (dress, full dress, mess dress, and evening dress) was suspended during and after WWI, but was reauthorized (as an optional uniform) on 26 January 1929 by War Dept Circular 5.  In 1936, War Dept. Circular 66 authorized the wear of a new blue dress uniform with a roll collar in lieu of the standing collar that had been worn since 1895. This uniform had no pockets (upper or lower). In 1938, upper and lower pockets were introduced.  This indicates that the enlisted blue uniform shown here was one worn between 1929 and approximately 1938.

 

The second image is of three soldiers, also at Jefferson Barracks, MO -- taken in 1937 and published in the St. Louis Dispatch. The soldiers are wearing the leather belt correctly.  The M1902 uniform displayed for SGM Murphy should have the tongue of the belt going through the other side of the buckle, but it does not because the leather is too brittle.  Note the 6th Division SSI visible on the left shoulder of the corporal in the middle and the 6th Infantry Regiment crest worn on the collar for the two soldiers in the center and on the right.  The 1930s version of that crest is shown below, as is a 1930s version of the division SSI.

 

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Fantastic posts on the 6th Division Sean, and Ranger 1972,

 

More on Maurice Kurtz of the Vietnam War 6th Division, with photo of him from the 70s.

 

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Maurice Keyes Kurtz, Jr. (77), died peacefully at home in Satellite Beach, Florida on Friday, May 20, 2005, with his family around him. Born June 4, 1927 at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Kurtz grew up as an Army brat, moving from post to post. His father took him tank riding and taught him how to spot ammunition duds. Kurtz, known as “Monk” to many friends and“ Daddy” to his three kids, led a wonderfully rich, full life professionally and personally. At 18, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1949. He later earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from Purdue University. After a 28-year military career, he retired as a colonel and settled in Satellite Beach Florida, where he became a professor of civil engineering at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. During retirement, Kurtz pursued his passion for genealogy, became a mentor to others, and enjoyed quality time with friends and family. He lived with Parkinsons disease for 12 years with remarkable strength, courage, and grace. He leaves a family who will always love him very much: Barbara, his wife of 52 years; his son, Maurice III of St. Petersburg, Florida his daughters, Rosalie Peterson of Aurora, Ohio and Roxanne of Medford, Massachusetts; and four grandchildren, Susan, Karen and Michael Peterson and Jennifer Kurtz.
 

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Officers of the 91st Division (Training) wearing the 2nd style SSI. From the unit's 1974 annual report.

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Ports of Embarkation patch on the Seattle Army Depot Band's leader at a parade on July 22, 1945.

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Military District Of Washington SSI worn by senior NCOs of the 1st Battle Group 3rd Infantry - 9 November 1961

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Major General William S. Biddle wearing the Military Assistance Advisory Group SSI in 1956 as Chief, MAAG - Japan.

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4th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington - 1962

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6th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland and Camp Pickett, Virginia - 1969

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