These stories from the Vietnam War will ... - Military Times

Sadly, he left this earth on Feb. 8, 1967, while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam with the 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep.). An Army medic, he used his body as a shield to protect a fellow soldier ...

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Earning it: A complete history of Army berets and who's ...

Earning it: A complete history of Army berets and who's allowed to wear them. By Meghann Myers. Nov 19, 2017. Soldiers assigned to 5th Special Forces Group don berets bearing the new unit flash ...

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US Army Special Forces "Green Berets" | The Complete Guide ...

The M4A1 is a tried and true weapon that has served as the workhorse for the Special Forces. This weapon has been used for years by the Green Berets and the U.S. military as a whole. What sets the ...

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Vietnam Equipment page 3 - Fort Brubaker

This picture shows the M5 bag from the back being worn with the M1956 buttpack. Notice it interferes slightly with the wearing of a buttpack. M3 Bag. M5 Bag. Here is listed what you should have in your collection to display a typical Medical Corpsman or …

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berets - Canada at War

Berets The beret is a form of headdress with a long history of use in the Canadian Army. 1900 - 1939 Military use of the beret in the British Empire began in the 1920s, when British tank crews began searching for an alternative to the khaki forage cap (known as a Service Dress Cap).

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Vietnam-Era Military Personnel Records | Search ...

Vietnam-Era Military Personnel Records, 1960's - 1970's. The Vietnam-Era Military Personnel Records is a huge archive that holds as many as 4,638,952 records in its massive collection. The records are dated during the 1960s and 1970s and include individuals who served in all branches of the military during this time frame.

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"Vietnam: The Soldier's Story" Doc. Vol. 1 - "Ambush ...

Superb ABC News TV mini-series - hosted by reporter and veteran Jack Smith - is a set of documentaries, with each episode providing a different segment of th...

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U.S. Army Special Forces: The most famous Green Berets ...

Barry Allen Sadler was an American military veteran, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. He served as a Green Beret combat medic with the rank of Staff Sergeant of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Barry Sadler later wrote the hit song, " The Ballad of the Green Berets, " which spent five weeks atop the Hot 100 chart in 1966 ...

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What did Vietnam Soldiers carry? | Charlie Company Vietnam ...

What did Vietnam Soldiers carry? US Infantrymen (grunts) carried either a rifle (M-16), or a machine gun (M-60, belt fed), or an M-79 grenade launcher. If the grunt was a radio operator (RTO-Radio Telephone Operator) he also carried a radio ON HIS BACK. Medics, (whom may or may not have been authorized to carry arms, usually carried an M-16 or ...

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This Green Beret Medic Could Be Next Vietnam War MOH ...

In 1970, Rose was the lone medic for a company of Special Forces soldiers and indigenous Vietnamese fighters during a risky, four-day assault deep into Laos.

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Original Vietnam War Hats & Helmets for sale | eBay

526 - Vietnam War Mitchell Pattern Helmet Cover - Reversible Camo, 1965 Contract. $25.45. 2 bids. $3.95 shipping. Ending Oct 31 at 5:55PM PDT. 2d 15h.

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Vietnam Headgear - Vietnam War Collections

NEW MAROON US ISSUE BERET, 74, UP TILL 1973 The only authorized wear of the maroon beret in Vietnam was for the elite United States air force Para rescue units. After mid 73 the airborne were authorized to wear the maroon beret. This was used and owned by a PJ

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Randy Barnes - Letter #13 - Jan. 4,1969 - Vietnam Soldier

Randy died December 2, 2006 and all veterans miss him as he never stopped working for veteran rights and care. He left a large collection of pictures but no words about them so I will fill in as best I can. Randy was a combat medic with an Automatic Weapons Group, Bravo Battery, 5th Batallion, 2nd Artillery, assigned to the 25th Division.

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Vietnam Veteran Hats & Caps - Military Patches and Hats ...

We have a huge selection of US Army Vietnam Veteran Hats. This selection includes general US Army caps as well Army unit hats and Army specialties. Our selection of hats for Army units includes the 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 5th ...

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Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission receives ...

Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission receives Medal of Honor. ... and 15 other U.S. Army Green Berets flew from Vietnam into Laos accompanied by 120 Vietnamese fighters known as ...

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Special Forces | Green Berets - Photo Gallery

Special Forces (Green Berets) - Photo Gallery. click thumbnals for full-size photos. Welcome to the Special Forces Gallery. Special Forces are the U.S.Army's experts in unconventional warfare. They maintain a high standard of infantry skills, CQB, airborne insertions, amphibious operations etc. Here are some pictures of Special Forces in training.

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: BAC SI: A Green Beret Medic's War in Vietnam ...

Our Green Beret base camps were our very first line of defense along the borders of South Vietnam, and in this book, through the eyes of a medic, we learn how dire, and confusing, a role we asked our Special Forces to play during that era. Table of Contents Acknowledgments Foreword by Joe Parnar Introduction—Background The Journey to Special ...

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Berets, Jackets, and Qualification Badges

The beret was oversized to allow a leather shell to be worn underneath when in the field. Interestingly, after the fighting in Poland, the German military discarded the black beret in favor of functional soft caps with cold weather ear flaps and visor for the balance of the war.

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Did the Army Special Forces commonly referred to …

Answer (1 of 4): No. When a two star general came to our camp, A-401, our CO told us to put on our jungle fatigues and berets. We never wore our jungle fatigues or beret in camp or in the field. So all of our uniforms had deep …

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Did the Army Special Forces commonly referred to as the ...

Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone and other hotdog never were's wear it but NO soldier worth a damn even considered wearing it. Boonies, patrol caps, even helmets time to time. But a Beret in the bush or combat is couch commando crap. 497 views View upvotes Gerald Cline, former Vietnam Veteran (Medic USAF) (1968-1974)

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Green Beret medic could be next Vietnam War MOH recipient ...

The story of Green Beret Gary Michael Rose's heroism is an epic of classified warfare and a stinging media scandal, but it might soon end with a Medal of Honor. Gary Michael Rose receives the Distinguished Service Cross from Gen. Creighton Abrams, the U.S. commander in Vietnam, for heroism during Operation Tailwind.

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Military Berets - Army Beret Hats

Complete your military look with inspection-ready wool berets from Army Surplus World. Sewn to military specification #AA-55184 and made from wool with clutch, these berets are fit for military use, school ROTC groups, boy scout groups, or anyone looking for a well-made, top quality military beret.

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Vietnam Patches : Top Quality Vietnam Veteran War Patches ...

Over nine million Americans served in the Vietnam conflict with over 58,000 giving the ultimate sace in their fight to preserve freedom and protect their fellow soldiers. Display the proud history of your service or honor a friend or family member who went to fight in the jungle slog with one of the Vietnam patches from Medals of America.

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US Army Uniform Regulations For 2021 and Beyond

The preferred cap will be a beret that signifies the soldier's particular job and will be plain in nature for those soldiers that have no specific beret assigned to their Army job specialty. The berets must be worn so the center of the logo is directly over the left eye and wear the excess beret material to the right side of the face.

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Berets of the United States Army | Military Wiki | Fandom

A black beret was authorized for wear by soldiers in 1975. On January 30, 1975 it was officially assigned as part of the newly created battalions of United States Army Rangers who had worn it unofficially during the Vietnam War. In 1979 the Army Chief of Staff ruled that the black beret was restricted to just Ranger and Airborne units (the latter receiving their distinctive …

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GREEN BERETS: THE QUIET PROFESSIONALS - Vietnam War …

GREEN BERETS: THE QUIET PROFESSIONALS. Date: June 4, 2015 Author: pdoggbiker. For more than 60 years Green Berets have been at the forefront of America's most dangerous humanitarian missions around the world. They crept along the rigid rocks at the base of a mountain held by the militant group Ansar al-Islam in northern Iraq, commonly known ...

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Vietnam - Equipment and Uniform

A green towel with single wide band at the end. Often worn around the neck to wipe the face free of sweat and protecting the neck and shoulders from heavy equipment. The Vietnam era towels are single banded in a OG-107 color. The towels from the 1980's and beyond are similar but in …

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Maroon beret | Military Wiki | Fandom

Australian Army []. Maroon berets were worn with the Royal Australian Regiment Badge by paratroopers in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and the following individual Corps badges for those paratroopers from A Field Battery or any soldiers within the Airborne Battle Group (Transport, Catering, Medical etc.). The Parachute Training School "Army" was raised …

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Army To Combat Advisors: You Are Not Special Forces. Now ...

The choice of brown berets came following an outcry in October when a picture of a new green beret for soldiers in the unit was posted online, which prompted a petition which called on the 1st ...

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Original Vietnam War Uniforms for sale | eBay

Original Vietnam War Uniforms Offer a Unique Way to Collect American History. The Vietnam War was a major event that changed American society, politics, foreign policy, and the military. As such, Vietnam War uniforms are highly sought-after by collectors. Used and pre-owned Vietnam War uniforms for sale on eBay come in a wide array of categories.

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Did Army Special Forces wear the infantry blue cord and ...

Missing were the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal, and unless the reg changed later the AF Longevity Service Award isn't authorized for wear on Army uniforms. Correct me if memory is wrong, but I don't believe SF medics (which Barry was) were eligible for the CIB back then ('65), as they are today.

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Vietnam ERDL Beret - Opinions? - UNIFORMS - U.S. Militaria ...

Your beret looks fine.I have one that came back in the effects of a 506th/101st Airborne medic who was KIA in December of 68.(John Wrisberg III).It is mint and unworn.The foil size tag is still intact.His Mother gave me the letter from the Army listing his possesions sent home and the beret was on the list.You will notice on the new ones being made in VN today …

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The Beret in U.S. Military Uniform History

Berets Debut in U.S. Military . The first use of the modern beret in the U.S. military was in 1943 when an Army battalion of the 509th Parachute Infantry was given maroon berets by their British counterparts for their service in the war. Though it never stuck, the use of the beret started out as a headgear that designated a special service of the military member …

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All Green Berets are inspiring. Here are 5 of the best ...

All Green Berets are inspiring. Here are 5 of the best. It's the mission of all branches of the U.S. military to protect all citizens, defend liberty and uphold the Constitution. Being a good citizen entails giving back to each branch in every way we can. The Green Berets, founded in 1952 by John F. Kennedy, are celebrating their 68th ...

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