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25th MP Co.

 

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Checkpoint Bravo MP brassard

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Wow, some amazing armbands! I'm almost embarrassed posting these. Very impressive! Thanks for sharing.

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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Hey everyone--

I would like to just say how much I enjoy this thread--so much to learn, and some stellar examples! I have a few armbands from my area of collecting to contribute.

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This one I picked up this last year but haven't been able to identify. Anyone have any idea what it is?

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And one more--a friend found it for me a while back and I haven't been able to puzzle out what it might have been for. Reunion? Movie?

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Red Devil - I really like that white brassard with the U.S. Forces Austria patch. Probably the 202nd

MP Company. That's a killer piece!

 

The arm band with the letter P on a white shield in the middle, I'm 100% sure is some high school.

That's what the H - S is. I think it's early, probably pre WWII.

 

And as for your Filipino Guerillas of Bataan brassard, I think it's probably from a reunion or some

ceremony honoring their service. That's a neat piece.


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Honor Guard

 

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Red Devil - I really like that white brassard with the U.S. Forces Austria patch. Probably the 202nd

MP Company. That's a killer piece!

 

The arm band with the letter P on a white shield in the middle, I'm 100% sure is some high school.

That's what the H - S is. I think it's early, probably pre WWII.

 

And as for your Filipino Guerillas of Bataan brassard, I think it's probably from a reunion or some

ceremony honoring their service. That's a neat piece.

 

Thank you! My guess is that it might also be 202nd. I've seen a photo of 202nd MPs with a black version of the brassard.

 

I appreciate the insight on the H- S item as well!

 

Killer Honor Guard item there as well! I've really enjoyed seeing your Highway Patrol and Berlin items!


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Thank you! My guess is that it might also be 202nd. I've seen a photo of 202nd MPs with a black version of the brassard.

 

I appreciate the insight on the H- S item as well!

 

Killer Honor Guard item there as well! I've really enjoyed seeing your Highway Patrol and Berlin items!

I have more Berlin related brassards I'll post, including a variation Checkpoint Charlie brassard.

I like Berlin related also.


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Checkpoint Charlie (2nd style)

 

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A Master Sergeant Lowell E. Jones wearing a Army Recruiting Service Patch on an Armband in the early 60s, unit and location unknown. Haven't figured out what kind of TAB is over the patch however, the one's we expect to see, those came out in 1965, I will be posting this in Patches in Action as a discussion post on what it might be.

 

 

We do know a little on Lowell E. Jones, he was in the 45th Inf Div in WWII I think an original National Guardsman, see action from Sicily to Germany, he apparently stays in the Army and is apparently in Japan in the 24th Inf Div, and sees all that Combat from July to the fall early winter of 1950, where he's awarded Two Silver Stars and receives a Battlefield Commission, as we see however he is RIFed and reverts back to NCO rank.

 

 

Jones, Lowell E. (1st award)

 


Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 208 - 28 October 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Master Sergeant] Lowell E. Jones (ASN: 0-2212073), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Company G, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy near Changyong, Korea, on 10 August 1950. The enemy, from positions on high ground was pouring deadly fire into Lieutenant Jones' company area, inflicting heavy casualties and threatening the entire Second Battalion. With utter disregard for his own safety he advanced through a hail of withering fire to an exposed position in order to locate an enemy machine gun imperiling the rear of the battalion's position. Observing the gun emplacement he directed the fire of a recoilless rifle into the enemy position until it was destroyed. His gallant actions were in great part responsible for the successful withdrawal from the untenable position and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Home Town: Cushing, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jones, Lowell E. (2nd award)

 

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 245 - 6 December 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Lowell E. Jones (ASN: 0-2212073), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Company G, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action near Anju, Korea, on 6 November 1950. A numerically superior enemy force attacking his platoon's position succeeded in breaking the line at several points and endangering the company's position. Realizing the necessity of holding the position he called for close artillery support. During the effective barrage which followed he moved among his troops insuring that they remained in the relative safety of their dug in positions. Completely disregarding his own safety he exposed himself again to direct the artillery's fire. In this action Lieutenant Jones was wounded. His gallant actions and outstanding leadership were responsible for the successful defense of his position, the withdrawal of the strong enemy force and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Home

Town: Cushing, Oklahoma.

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This insignia is typically associated with Motorcycle cops

The wheel and arrow patch dates to the early 1900s, when the motorcycle was introduced into the military. The military used patches to identify the unit and its role in service.
From what we have learned during the research is the Wheel was used to signify the Motorcycle, the type of "Motion”. Or unit.
The Arrow was added to show the Motorcycle was armed and could fight. The rider could shoot and was a precise shot. The arrow displayed the armor and "Precision" skill of the rider of both gun and machine.

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This insignia is typically associated with Motorcycle cops

The wheel and arrow patch dates to the early 1900s, when the motorcycle was introduced into the military. The military used patches to identify the unit and its role in service.
From what we have learned during the research is the Wheel was used to signify the Motorcycle, the type of "Motion”. Or unit.
The Arrow was added to show the Motorcycle was armed and could fight. The rider could shoot and was a precise shot. The arrow displayed the armor and "Precision" skill of the rider of both gun and machine.

 

Ah Ha, thanks, and right you are.

 

Here's a modern offering of this patch from an online Police and Fire Department Clothing and Gear Supply House.

 

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Saw this on a documentary. Homemade BM armband on a bandage? He also has signal flags tucked in the back of his belt or pants . He was directing the loading on wounded marines off of Bougainville.

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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