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U.S. Navy / Re: Uncle Fred's Medals
« on: January 15, 2016, 06:54:04 pm »
Very nice display.  Your uncle had a lot of Good Conduct, so it would seem.  One suggestion I would make is to take a loop of tape and use it to pick up all the little bits of debris on the black background.  That is always the hardest part of making a shadow box, especially when the background is black or dark blue.  Your Uncle Fred would be proud, I think.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Hawaiian/24th Division
« on: December 30, 2015, 04:44:12 pm »
Phill,
  Here is an early example.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Twill patches that you really don't see much of
« on: December 30, 2015, 04:43:02 pm »
Phill,
  Here's a salty one like yours next to an unused example.
  Dave

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Pat & MH,
  Given your mutual interest in USMC Aviation patches, you should be interested in the article in the current issue of The Trading Post which is online here in asmic.org by Lt Col (Ret) Joe Lehman and his experiences flying "The Hummer."
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Twill patches that you really don't see much of
« on: December 29, 2015, 03:37:27 pm »
Phill,
  I concur with Dave K. about twill tabs.  Here are two more less common patches on twill.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Chevrons Khaki Bars on Blue cotton Twill 1936-42
« on: December 28, 2015, 08:09:04 pm »
Phill,
  Well, now you see why we don't collect chevrons.  I don't know enough about them except to show my ignorance.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Twill patches that you really don't see much of
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:22:34 pm »
Phill,
  Here are a couple more that I thought were relatively scarce.  I will dig out a few more as time allows.
  The 2nd Div is even more unusual because it has the OD border (flawed, in this example).
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Chevrons Khaki Bars on Blue cotton Twill 1936-42
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:11:40 pm »
Phill,
  Steve and I do not collect chevrons but I have a bag of them that I use for putting together shadow boxes for veterans and their families.  I dug through the bag and found these that answer your questions about Specialist stripes on blue twill and whether there was one with 3 rockers for a First Sergeant.  In the first scan, one set of Specialists is woven and the other set is embroidered.  The 1SG in the second photo is embroidered.
  What I didn't find is also interesting.  I could only find one Specialist that was applique construction.  This one is shown in the third photo.
  Hope this helps.
  Dave

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Civilian, JROTC, ROTC, CAP / Re: 26th Division Assocation
« on: December 23, 2015, 04:19:48 pm »
Phill,
  I finally got this to come out in the right shade of blue.  It is almost black but not quite.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: 19th Corps Cavalry Troops
« on: December 23, 2015, 04:14:11 pm »
Bob,
  Here is one in pristine condition next to the more common all-embroidered version.  We have always considered the one on felt as just an older, and much less common variation.  It is the same except for materials.  Yours is maybe only the second or third one we have seen on felt.  Very scarce.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: 1st Division WWI patch
« on: December 21, 2015, 08:24:03 am »
Phill,
  Good question.   I certainly have never seen a WWI 1st Div tab.  In fact,  I can't recall any WWI tabs.  Tabs just weren't "a thing" for the Doughboys, I guess. 
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Universal Military Training Cap and SSI 1945-47
« on: December 21, 2015, 08:16:52 am »
Phill,
  Yes, seems strange that one manufacturer did that.  Also, note that the colors on the one with the lettering that the colors are slightly different.
   Dave

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Civilian, JROTC, ROTC, CAP / Re: 26th Division Assocation
« on: December 20, 2015, 09:36:00 pm »
Phill,
  We have one that is all embroidered, cut edge.  I tried to scan it but my computer didn't like the true color and kept making it too light.  I tried changing it back but it kept coming out weird.  I'll try again later and see if I can get it right.  It is a very dark blue with yellow YD on it.
  Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: 1st Division WWI patch
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:31:43 am »
Phill,
  Interesting variant you have there.  I have not seen one made that way before with the backing but it could have been done for a number of reasons.  Perhaps it was some attempt to just preserve it as a souvenir?
  I'm sure you saw the article that Steve and I did for The Trading Post a few issues back that showed what I consider to be the most odd of all the BROs we have in our collection but here it is again.  It is big and it is thick (see the edge view of the patch being measure with a caliper).  It would have been a challenge to have sewn it on with a sewing machine.
  Take care,
   Dave

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U.S. Army / Re: Universal Military Training Cap and SSI 1945-47
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:19:08 am »
Phill,
 Here are the ones we have.  I have no idea why one of them is a lighter shade of blue.
  Take care,
  Dave

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