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Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:57 pm

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Nice class photo of Troop 1,1st Tng Regiment

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Sam Cox wrote:Nothing amazing to report here,its post VJ Day at Riley

Nice class photo of Troop 1,1st Tng Regiment

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Interesting photos. Couple of surprising things in there.

1. Both officers have cut down boots. That sort of makes me wonder if they were quasi official at that time. Their 1st Sgt has the regular three straps.

2. The rest of the troops are wearing leggings. This is pretty late for that, in that the M1943 boots had been being issued for over a year (adopted in 1943, of course, but they were still not terribly common, I think, until the Fall of 44). Perhaps stateside leggings remained the rule?
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Also note the 1st Sgt. who has a large number of hash marks, is wearing spurs.
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Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:21 pm

The central figure is wearing a cbi combat patch and numbered sabers,im thinking 124th
Ive also got pics of EM 3 strapmboots being worn with bloused trousers
looks very odd
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Bumped up due to related thread.
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