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ID_shooting
February 28, 2006, 10:34 AM
Greteings fellow vets!

Somthing I have been mulling over, in the 8 years I was in the army, I wore several patches on my shoulder. Of all of them, I accociate and claim the Big Red One as the patch I wear during Veteran's day or vet functions I attend. I have no reason why, other than maybe that is one I wear the longest.

Which ones do you guys claim and why?

Mine in order:

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ID_shooting
February 28, 2006, 10:36 AM
And the last one since I can only post 5 at a time:

FYI, here is where I got the graphics:

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/DUI_SSI_COA_page.htm

carlrodd
February 28, 2006, 10:51 AM
served all of my four years and spent my time in iraq with the 1-1 CAV, under the command of the 1AD.

depicts
February 28, 2006, 11:01 AM
4th Infantry Division, Central Highlands, RVN 1968-1969

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image1351.gif

MatthewVanitas
February 28, 2006, 11:37 AM
http://www.flyingtigerssurplus.com/images/products/bgP1880.jpg

ID_shooting
February 28, 2006, 11:48 AM
"Just Army? Blatant discrimination!"

No, Marines don't wear shoulder patches. If they did, you could be included :o

lucky_fool
February 28, 2006, 12:00 PM
I was in the 24th ID when it was redesignated the 3rd ID.

36322 36323

rero360
February 28, 2006, 12:13 PM
Det 1 HHC 1/108th INF NYARNG 11B, we were reorged to
222nd MP Company 102 MP BN, soon I'll have the new MOS of 31B
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/rero360/27patch.gif
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/rero360/ny-ptch.gif

PlayboyPenguin
February 28, 2006, 12:40 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36324&stc=1&d=1141148401

bg
February 28, 2006, 01:28 PM
I was with "Old Abe" for all three yrs. HHC 2 Brigade then B 4/77 AFA

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/713502/1204867/131253168.jpg

Jim K
February 28, 2006, 01:44 PM
Hi, carlrodd,

When I was with the First Armored Div., that was called the First Tank Bn. Same crest, though.

Jim

MatthewVanitas
February 28, 2006, 01:47 PM
@ID: that was actually a point I was wondering: what year did Marines stop wearing patches?

Well before my time, but there are tons of older patches being sold by collectors, and even today they still make the patches.

I picked up my copy of the above 11th Marines patch at the PX in Camp Pendleton. Never knew quite what one is supposed to do with it, but it's cool to have.

-MV

OH25shooter
February 28, 2006, 01:51 PM
Hey, it's not my fault the AF doesn't wear a shoulder patch. I did wear this on my fatigue pocket.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/OH25shooter/DSCN1922.jpg

84B20
February 28, 2006, 02:02 PM
JFK Special Warfare Center, originally at Ft. Bragg, NC but deployed to Viet Nam in 1968. We called ourselve the Flying Piss Pots


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/ricklevine/JFKSpecialWarfareCenter.jpg

ATAShooter
February 28, 2006, 02:05 PM
26th Infantry Div. "Yankee Division"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ATAShooter/YD26.jpg

carlrodd
February 28, 2006, 02:55 PM
hi jim. my 1AD history is failing, as it was never my tip-top priority(we CAV guys tried to keep to ourselves), but i'm assuming that was some time ago.

C-grunt
February 28, 2006, 03:02 PM
3rd Infantry Division
"Not fancy, Just tough!"

Hawkmoon
February 28, 2006, 03:03 PM
Same as depicts. I was in Vietnam in 1968, with the 4th Infantry.

I ETS'd directly from there, but I was with other units before going to the 4th as an individual replacement. If I were to wear or display a shoulder patch today it would be the 4th, because it's the unit to which I was assigned when my service ended, and because it's the unit to which I was assigned when I was in a place where people might shoot at me. I always figured that ought'a count for something.

Rpriestlyjr
February 28, 2006, 04:39 PM
I'm kind of useless posting pics, but I wore the 82D Airborne, 6th ID (Airborne), and 172d SIB (Airborne).

SAPPERS FOREWARD!

AIRBORNE...ALL THE WAY!

depicts
February 28, 2006, 05:42 PM
Welcome Home Brothers :)

U.S.SFC_RET
February 28, 2006, 05:49 PM
How do you guys post a unit patch on here?

Gun Wielding Maniac
February 28, 2006, 05:50 PM
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/images/4id.gif
Was my home for 4 years...

Then I found a new home.
http://www.ky.gov/agencies/military/kyngemus/unit_patchs/images/ky_starc_patch.jpg

84B20
February 28, 2006, 05:54 PM
I wasn't at home to scan my patch in so I did a search on Google and found my patch, saved a copy on my computer, opened Photoshop (you can use any other imaging software) and sized it as stated below.

To post images set up a free account with http://www.photobucket.com. You can upload image files and copy and paste the http link from below the image into your post. Make the file size 72 dpi and about 4 inches tall or 5 inches wide depending on whether the photo is vertical or horizontal.

You can edit your post and add the link from photobucket.

greg700
February 28, 2006, 06:12 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/ricklevine/JFKSpecialWarfareCenter.jpg

But I am only a student and will be for nearly another year.

GLOCK19XDSC
February 28, 2006, 06:57 PM
Second Armored Cavalry Regiment. Always Ready!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/2CRSSI.jpg

ID_shooting
February 28, 2006, 11:13 PM
"How do you guys post a unit patch on here?"

Follow the link I post at teh beginning of the thread, find your SSI, right-click it, save it to folder, the use the "namage attatchments" feature when you post a reply, upload the file, there you go

Mumbles_45
February 28, 2006, 11:16 PM
Glock 19, Im in 2nd CR now (no longer ACR), and Im from PA.

Walter
February 28, 2006, 11:39 PM
Okay, The "Big Red One" is a unit with a history.
But so is this "Big Red One", the one I was with.

Of course, Marines didn't wear shoulder patches,
but unit insignias still matter.

OEF_VET
March 1, 2006, 12:52 AM
My first two years were spent as an Infantryman, with 3/8 and 5/8 Inf., both part of 1st BDE, 8th ID(M). The last six years were spent as an Artillery Forward Observer, assigned to 3/320 FA, attached to 187 INF RGT, both of the famed 101st ABN DIV (AASLT). While in Afghanistan with the 101st, we were OPCON (under the OPerational CONtrol) to 10th INF DIV (MTN) for Operation Anaconda, which entitles me to wear that insignia as a combat patch.

http://www.ec-securehost.com/uniformaccessoriesunlimited/images/8THINFANTRYPATCH.jpg http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Graphics/101AirborneDivSSI.jpg http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Div/Image1461.gif

Most often, I associate myself with the 101st ABN, because that is where I spent most of my time, and they were the better years of my enlistment. It's also the unit with which I deployed on both peacekeeping and combat tours (Kosovo and Afghanistan).

Rezin
March 1, 2006, 12:56 AM
I was a Marine journalst. Usually assigned to base units....

MCB Camp Butler 3rd MarDiv (Okinawa) and JPAO 4th MarDiv (New Orleans)

http://usmcshop.grunt.com/Grunt/assets/product_images/pg228.gif

http://usmcshop.grunt.com/Grunt/assets/product_images/pg298.jpg

crazed_ss
March 1, 2006, 01:15 AM
I was Marines too..

We dont wear any patches to denote units or anything. This one says it all..
http://www.cpp.usmc.mil/cpao/pages/about/history/images/EMBLEM.jpg

Here's the logo from my BN though...
http://www.bluejacket.com/usmc/insignia/fm/1st_maint_bn_insig.gif

USMCRotrHed
March 1, 2006, 02:22 AM
Semper Fi!

We did wear them on our flight suits.

crazed_ss
March 1, 2006, 02:36 AM
oh yeah.. forgot about the airwing..

lol nasties!

j/k

Oohrah!

USMCRotrHed
March 1, 2006, 02:59 AM
We never forgot the true mission of the Corps. If it wasn't for the grunts we wouldn't have a purpose.

LAK
March 1, 2006, 03:39 AM
GLOCK19XDSCSecond Armored Cavalry Regiment. Always Ready!
The motto is very close to that of the old British Lovat Scouts: Je Suis Prest, or "I am ready".

---------------------------------------------
http://ussliberty.org
http://ssunitedstates.org

Powderman
March 1, 2006, 03:51 AM
First:

2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey/Howze, ROK

Unit:

1st Bn 31st IN (M)
aka "Polar Bears" and "America's Foreign Legion". The 1/31st was the only American unit that NEVER was headquartered or stationed in the US.

From there, to Ft. Lewis, 9th ID, assigned to 2d Bn 2d IN Regt.

More to come...

LAK
March 1, 2006, 03:59 AM
I wore these two beret pins consecutively with this badge; both commands and the AF police organization have been renamed.

71Commander
March 1, 2006, 06:12 AM
The last one I wore.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tucker13/3rdArmy.jpg

dpesec
March 1, 2006, 07:35 AM
OHshooter, while I didn't fly for a living, I saw the pilots wearing them on their flight suits.

ID_shooting
March 1, 2006, 09:50 AM
Question for the non-Army folks here. In the army, our uniforms tell alot about us. When one is dressed in Class As you can tell the obvious, Rank, name, and current unit of assignment. Other things you can tell from just a glance, Schools with ribbons and badges(leadership, airborn, air assult), basic job function with lapel insigia(infantry, armor, supply), years of service with hash marks on the lower sleeves, combat duty with a patch on the right shoulder, over seas duty with more hash marks. Just to name a few.

So, are the other services just as descriptive with thier uniforms?

scout26
March 1, 2006, 09:57 AM
Here's mine.

But 8ID is my home.

crazed_ss
March 1, 2006, 10:09 AM
Question for the non-Army folks here. In the army, our uniforms tell alot about us. When one is dressed in Class As you can tell the obvious, Rank, name, and current unit of assignment. Other things you can tell from just a glance, Schools with ribbons and badges(leadership, airborn, air assult), basic job function with lapel insigia(infantry, armor, supply), years of service with hash marks on the lower sleeves, combat duty with a patch on the right shoulder, over seas duty with more hash marks. Just to name a few.

In my experience, the Marines is least descriptive when it comes to uniforms.
If you took a Corporal from the Grunts and one who fixes radios and stood them next to each other wearing utilities, there would be no way to tell from their uniforms that one was infantry and the other one fixed radios.


This wikipedia excerpt pretty much explains it..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_marines

Marines are less generous with awards and unit identification; the rationale behind this being that as a member of an elite force, it is enough to be identified simply as a Marine. For example, with the exception of breast insignia denoting a few specialized qualifications such as airborne (parachute), pilot or scuba/rebreather qualification, and small red patches sewn on the utility trouser legs and covers of Landing Support Marines, Marines do not normally wear any insignia or device on their utility uniforms denoting their unit, MOS (military occupational specialty), or training.

Tierhog
March 1, 2006, 10:43 AM
In the Marine Corps EVERYONE is a rifleman first. Cooks, clerks, machanics, pilots, officers, enlisted, truck drivers, cannon cockers etc... We all are infantry.

MuzzleBlast
March 1, 2006, 10:45 AM
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/images/172inbde.gif
172nd Infantry Brigade.

roo_ster
March 1, 2006, 10:49 AM
Only unit patch I ever wore. 1996-1999

http://www.75thrra.com/patches/combo_hq75.gif

entropy
March 1, 2006, 12:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/mosinfan/avatar56.jpg

Unit Crest: 56th Med Bn.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/mosinfan/lghtfightr.jpg


7th ID(L), Lightfighter, HOOYAH! I didn't have the Ranger tab, though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/mosinfan/hooyah.gif

garyk/nm
March 1, 2006, 02:55 PM
ASA, 10/74- 04/78 Augsburg FRG.
http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/anzac/.mids/Z5.jpg

RRTX
March 1, 2006, 05:26 PM
Here are mine. Former active duty, 1st Armored Division, 1st BN 4th ADA.
Current USAR, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, C Co. 321st MI BN

Sistema1927
March 1, 2006, 05:50 PM
Cold Warrier, 1980-1986
36402 US Army Armor Center 1980-1983
36403 19th SUPCOM, Taegu, ROK 1983-1984
36404 2/112 Armor, 49th AD TXANG, Ft. Worth, TX 1984-1986

Jeff Timm
March 1, 2006, 06:22 PM
My first unit patch was 13th Corps Support Command, 190th Maintenance Company (Heavy Equipment) (General Support)

John G
March 1, 2006, 06:37 PM
25th ID (L), Bco 3/22 Infantry, Bco 2/35 Infantry

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image2088.gif http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image2080.gif http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image2622.gif

BADSBSNF81
March 1, 2006, 06:40 PM
Worn many, but this one means the most

cowboybobb693
March 1, 2006, 09:29 PM
let me try my hand at uploading a couple of images. Got them both uploaded

Chuck R.
March 1, 2006, 09:46 PM
Here's a couple of mine:

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Armored/Image1479.gif http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image1301.gif http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Inf/Image2088.gif


Chuck

mormonsniper
March 2, 2006, 10:07 AM
7th Radio Research Field Station - Ramasun Station 74-75, 05H

wmenorr67
March 2, 2006, 01:08 PM
Here are mine.

Red Dragon
March 2, 2006, 08:04 PM
95 Bravo. Mud Puppies

https://www.mi.ngb.army.mil/units/177mp/177MP-Patch.gif

GLOCK19XDSC
March 2, 2006, 09:08 PM
Mumbles_45,

Washington - Fort Lewis? I was at Christensen Barracks - Bindlach, Germany with 1st squadron 20+ years ago. Did a few border patrols!:D

Good luck!

Dan the Man
March 2, 2006, 09:38 PM
82nd Airborne, and SETAF (Southern European Task Force). Wore the Airborne tab with the SETAF patch also. I like both patches. I wore the SETAF patch far longer than the AA, but its hard to find a baseball cap with the Lion of St. Mark on it! :)

Regards
--Dan

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