The ultimate crap-hats?

#4
First Cavalry Division. Honestly though, greatest headgear in the US Army.

Same unit as Kilgore (notice what is known as the 'horse blanket' patch--aka 1st Cav Div--on their left arms):

 
#6
sandmanfez said:
Taking you one step further in................................neck shaving. 8O
High and tight baby, high and tight!



Not sure whats going on with the limp front and rear on them, is that the style?

They're pretty cool and as Virgil points out, stones, houses and glass :wink:
 
#7
The guy giving them the medals looks like Death!!!

I think this is a tradition in the 1st Cav, (well as close as America can get to a tradition in such a short space of time :) ) The Hats are worn for issueing other medals too, there was a picture of a British Major being awarded a medal in the US wearing such a beast. Can´t remember the medal but it wsa for services to infantry, comes in three flavours and their is even a "shield" award on similar lines to be given to civvies, esp the wives.
 
#9
Taz_786 said:
General Odierno presenting a few DFCs in Iraq (from his Wikipedia entry).
If you look on the same (Odierno's) Wikipedia history or talk page of this entry you'll see I was just involved in the last 72 hours in a dust up with some Turk trying to change the entry with some idiotic anti-American drivel.
 
#14
Taz_786 said:
General Odierno presenting a few DFCs in Iraq (from his Wikipedia entry).

Yee-haa! :D

Didn't the shoulder badge used to have a yellow background? I distinctly remember something about a horse they couldn't ride, a line they wouldn't cross, and the colour speaks for itself... :D
 
#16
bernoulli said:
Taz_786 said:
General Odierno presenting a few DFCs in Iraq (from his Wikipedia entry).

Yee-haa! :D

Didn't the shoulder badge used to have a yellow background? I distinctly remember something about a horse they couldn't ride, a line they wouldn't cross, and the colour speaks for itself... :D
It was a line that couldn't be held...
 
#17
bernoulli said:
Taz_786 said:
General Odierno presenting a few DFCs in Iraq (from his Wikipedia entry).

Yee-haa! :D

Didn't the shoulder badge used to have a yellow background? I distinctly remember something about a horse they couldn't ride, a line they wouldn't cross, and the colour speaks for itself... :D
The patch is yellow when they wear dress uniforms, and used to be on field uniforms back in the day, but those ones are "subdued" to blend with the uniform.
 
#18
chocolate_frog said:
The guy giving them the medals looks like Death!!!

I think this is a tradition in the 1st Cav, (well as close as America can get to a tradition in such a short space of time :) ) The Hats are worn for issueing other medals too, there was a picture of a British Major being awarded a medal in the US wearing such a beast. Can´t remember the medal but it wsa for services to infantry, comes in three flavours and their is even a "shield" award on similar lines to be given to civvies, esp the wives.
So, how exactly would a wife earn the 'services to Infantry' shield then?

8O
 

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#19
IT_Guy said:
chocolate_frog said:
The guy giving them the medals looks like Death!!!

I think this is a tradition in the 1st Cav, (well as close as America can get to a tradition in such a short space of time :) ) The Hats are worn for issueing other medals too, there was a picture of a British Major being awarded a medal in the US wearing such a beast. Can´t remember the medal but it wsa for services to infantry, comes in three flavours and their is even a "shield" award on similar lines to be given to civvies, esp the wives.
So, how exactly would a wife earn the 'services to Infantry' shield then? 8O
Well, there was a wife of an ACC cook, in Celle, who certainly deserved an award for her services to my battalion!
 
#20
Served with them in bosnia. They were so up there own arrrses and thought they were so special. A pain in the redneck arrrssss that they were
 

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