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    Help with pocket patch on Vietnam era shirt

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    Gungadd
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    Post by Gungadd on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:16 am

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    Post by dee222 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:20 am

    Hi
    It looks like your badge is the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division order of the bayonet from the Korean War.

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    Post by Gungadd on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:12 am

    Thanks Dave. Can you tell me anything about the award and the shirt
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    Post by dee222 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:39 pm

    The shirt is the 1964 pattern 3rd pattern fatigue shirt used till late 60 early 70's ,The fatigue shirt/jacket was first issued in 1952 it was modified during its production by lifting
    up the top button to expose less of the white t shirt under it etc (if you want full spec just ask) . The order of the bayonet has a couple of tails to it's origin . After the Korean
    war the 7th infantry did border patrol which resulted in contact with enemy under normal condition such actions would merit the combat infantry badge but as this was a policing action the combat infantryman's badge was refused so the order of the bayonet was awarded in its place it is completely unofficial award. The 2nd tail is that it was
    during the Vietnam war that the 7th was still in Korea was doing patrol which ended in contact with enemy as it was still a policing action no award of CIB was aloud this
    was given in stead it was quite often seen in the 31st regiments units as elements of the 7th had been sent to Vietnam and were earning the CIB so it go's hope this help's



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    Gungadd
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    Post by Gungadd on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:15 pm

    Thanks for the help
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:24 pm

    I have 2 metal ones. one is newer, possibly 60's era, the other is on a Korean War era ike jacket. The 7th was called the Bayonet Division during and after Korea un-officially a vet told me once. I'll look for pictures of the badges.

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    Post by Gungadd on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:48 pm

    Would love to see them
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:08 pm

    Here's the badge. I guess I don't have a picture of the uniform yet. I'll have to take one.

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    Post by Gungadd on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:14 pm

    Nice

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