Every now and then a WWII uniform (usually an Ike jacket from an ETO veteran) turns up with what should be a shoulder patch sew onto the right cuff. These uniforms are often decried as "FAKE!" on various internet collectors forums. Not so fast!
Here's a period photo of just such a patch placement! Note the 3rd Army patch on the cuff.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The 406th Mobile Medical Laboratory was the first unit of its type to arrive in South Vietnam, with a detachment arriving from Japan in 1962. The Mobile Medical Laboratory was part of the US Army's Medical Service, with their mission being to generate medical technical information for patient care, disease prevention, and forensic activity. In 1965 the 406th was placed control of the blood program with the responsibility to: calculate estimates of blood requirements, establish blood depot facilities, coordinate for delivery, establish procedures for appropriate utilization of blood, consolidate blood reports, and conduct inspections of medical treatment facilities utilizing blood.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here's another great studio portrait. This time it's a trooper from the 1st Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized), taken about 1940 or 1941. The colorization was done after the picture was taken, a common practice with portraits back then. Note the mechanized infantry, or "Tank Infantry" collar disk on this left collar (viewers right).