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Old 06-02-2013, 11:52 AM
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The last one I wore in the Army:



The Mountain Tab is provided with the patch, I was one of the few who'd actually done something on a mountain. The shape of the patch represents a powder keg, the crossed bayonets are for the roman numeral ten.

Does everyone know the symbolism behind their patches? I wore another unit patch that is wonderful but I didn't know the symbolism then and never thought about it until years later.
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101st abn div patch on right shoulder, proud of my service in Vietnam, even have the tattoo of the patch on my right shoulder.
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The last one I wore in the Army:



The Mountain Tab is provided with the patch, I was one of the few who'd actually done something on a mountain. The shape of the patch represents a powder keg, the crossed bayonets are for the roman numeral ten.

Does everyone know the symbolism behind their patches? I wore another unit patch that is wonderful but I didn't know the symbolism then and never thought about it until years later.
The shape of the patch, that a powder keg symbolizes the explosive power contained within.

The blue background and the bayonets are symbolic of the infantry.

The position of the bayonets in saltire (crossed) symbolizes the Roman numeral ten (X), the numerical designation of the origination (10th Mountain)

The patch is worn with the points up, never down.

In December of 1944 the 10th Mountain Division received the "Mountain Rocker", however the patch was not issued until May of 1945.
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This was our DUI, the Wonder Woman shield.

We were a patriotic looking bunch in our class A's.

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The last one SC Army NG.
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2ID and 504th BfSB patches. Likely to be wearing the "Toujours Pret" patch of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in a few months. Either that or the 4th ID patch.
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3rd ID. Marne Div was last active duty patch, 10th Combat Engineers. 1070th Maint NG in Michigan on retirement. Gryffin patch
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25th Infantry Division..Nick names Tropical lightning,Savage *****,or a rough penis on a palm leaf..
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Here is my Last Squadron Patch there is meaning in Every symbol on it from the Sword, Wings, Roto-dome and lamp.
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The last 4 years I was in I am not sure I ever wore a uniform except to check in and to check out of my command. Mostly just shorts and t shirts or flight suits.

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"Symbolism: Scarlet and gold (yellow) are the colors used for field artillery; blue denotes the assigned infantry support. The destructive power and target capability of the Pershing missile are suggested by the red disc at center and the upright missile signifies the readiness of the unit. The lightning flashes refer to the ability of the missile team to act and strike quickly in event of need."
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In vietnam we called that 101 patch the pukin chicken..
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That's neat, what patch is that one?
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218th Infantry Brigade. I believe it's now called the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
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In vietnam we called that 101 patch the pukin chicken..
Yes we did --- didnt I see you in "Dodge City"

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Pukin Chicken= 101st Abn Div. 2/502 and proud of my service...Vietnam 68-69-70
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am i the only guy from the 173rd in these parts?
patch says it all: death(in the form of a sword) from above.
i served in afganistan with a true band of hero's.
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