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2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery

 

"Primus Pares Inter"

 

Should be "Primus Inter Pares" or "First Among Equals"

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Should be "Primus Inter Pares" or "First Among Equals"

Can a mod go back and edit my post so this is correct for anyone searching for the motto?


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Take a look at http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/. Hopefully, you can find at least some of what you are looking for there.

 

Also, you may want to consider joining the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors (ASMIC). They have a website at www.ASMIC.org. Membership is open worldwide and they publish many catalogs and periodicals concerning insignia. It also provides information about others who share your same collecting interests.

 

Laury

 

Larry you can get alot of US Army DUI from this web site. http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry...myHeraldry.aspx

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Might as well post this one here, too: 75th Infantry Regt (RANGER) RVN

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Not all DIs are metal; here are a few cloth examples.

 

L-R, top: 801st TD; 802nd TD (both WW II, US-made); 160th IR (Japanese made, KW)

L-R, bot: 751st MP Bn (WW II, US-made); 8225th WAC Bn (Japanese made, KW); 6th AC (German made)

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64th Engineer Bn (Topographic) - Japanese made

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This is painted on a coconut shell, in the Philippines. There are a couple of others done on coconuts.

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Like this 6th Ranger Inf Bn (there is an SSI just like this design)

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This triple A gun bn was known as the Budweiser Boys..I wonder why? (581st AAA Bn) German made.

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This WW II DI for the 747th MP Bn is plastic

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Here is a German made DI for the 745th Tank Bn.

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For those of you who know me, you know I like military railway service DIs. Here is the 711th (it's a crossection of a rail)

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Co C, 716th ROB had the greatest notoriety of any US Army unit during WW II. Co C, which in all the railway battatlions had the train crews, was involved w/ the largest monetary loss by a unit utilizing the theft of entire trainloads of materiel after D-Day until Sept 44. Almost 200 men of the company were arrested by Army CID. The EM were given a choice: Leavenworth or a rifle company (the officers went to Leavenworth). These DIs are plentiful. Not too many men want to be remembered by serving in this unit, whether they were a replacement or not. This DI is for the 716th ROB.

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This is a nice German made, bullion on wool/cloth, DI for the 752nd ROB. It also exists in metal enamel, but this is way cooler.

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One more MRS DI - 759th ROB. German made. If U look real closely, you can see the unit designation 759 on the side of the locomotive.

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Oh, here's a few more MRS. This is the famous 727th ROB. French made.

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Here's a steaming locomotive, "GO" signal, the bn #s, 3 stars for its campaigns, brick red and yellow TC colors, what more would you need? 734th ROB.

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With the WW II shortage of vital metals, many units secured cloth DIs. The 345th IR had thee variations:

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This is for Cannon Co, 345th IR

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This is the third variant:

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Here is a ca. 1953 German made patch type DI -141st Tank Bn (WY NG) - served in Germany. Note numbers style.

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This 101st IR is unique in that holes were drilled into it and it was sewn to the Ike.

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Here is a painted IX Tactical Air Cmd:

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473rd IR - Italian made, designed by then Col Yarborough

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NCBU 11th Inf Bde (Light) VN

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