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Looking at his ribbon rack, I was able to find these:

A ? means I did not find it.

A / is a dividing symbol


Jump wings
Helicopter wings (Air Assault)
?
Defense Meritorious Service / ?
? / ?
? / ? / Nation Defense Service with star
Southwest Asia Service x 3 / ? / Global War On Terrorism x 2
? / ? / Afghanistan Campaign x 2
? / Kuwait Liberation Saudi Arabia / Kuwait Liberation

My ID effort is likely to have errors.


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I think Gustofer did more than the COL.


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Lapel Pins
Army Military Intelligence Compass Rose

On right breast

?

Army Valorous Unit Award

(name tag)

2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment

On left
Parachutist
Air Assault
Legion of Merit Medal Ribbon

Defense Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon

Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal Ribbon

Army Commendation Medal Ribbon
Double Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster


Joint Service Achievement Medal Ribbon

Army Achievement Medal Ribbon
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster


National Defense Service Medal Ribbon
Bronze Star Device

Southwest Asia Service Medal Ribbon
Triple Bronze Star Device

Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon
Double Bronze Star Device

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Ribbon

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon

Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Bronze 3 awards

NATO Non-Article 5 Medal Medal Ribbon

Saudi Arabian Medal Ribbon for the Liberation of Kuwait

Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal Ribbon




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Who cares if Gustofer did more? Is it a contest. I don’t see the colonel coming on here bitching about gustofer. It’s the other way around. Gustofer is bitching about this guy. Why? Cause the lapel pin hurts his eyes? Would you rather have Shapiro win the PA governor race?

Just stop. This guy isn’t doing anything, anything wrong. And you guys sound like assholes for disparaging his service in intel (or whatever he was) as “not enough” or “less than”. Fuck, that is a stupid position to take. On every level.
 
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Meh.

In fairness, which is worse? Him being worried about it, or others worried about him being worried about it?

What else would we be talking about if it wasn’t for silly things like this?




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Lapel Pins
Army Military Intelligence Compass Rose

On right breast

?

Army Valorous Unit Award

(name tag)

2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment



The “?” is the US Army Military Intelligence Regimental Corps Crest. Every branch of the Army has one: Infantry/Artillery/MI/Military Police/Quartermaster/Etc




I wore the Quartermaster Corps (Logistics) crest:



 
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Thanks. Smile
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Most of my time around Army was with some other guys.




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What else would we be talking about if it wasn’t for silly things like this?


You know, guy stuff like cars, cigars, liquor, guns. Big Grin


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Originally posted by jljones:
What else would we be talking about if it wasn’t for silly things like this?


You know, guy stuff like cars, cigars, liquor, guns. Big Grin


Edmond, I think you won the internet for this week! Wink


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On the rare occasion I wear my suit, I often have my combat medical badge ( miniature version) on my lapel.
No issue with others doing the same.
 
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As has been pointed out many times, all military veterans gave the nation a blank check that was payable up to and including their lives. Even though I am part of that group and therefore may be biased, I find it incomprehensible that anyone—himself a veteran or not—would object to how anyone else would choose to remember and remind others of that offer.


My sentiments exactly. I don't have veteran plates and I don't wear a Vietnam Vet hat, I do wear a Hat that says U.S. Army every Thursday from 8AM to Noon. That's my sole thing.
 
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What I think the OP is getting at is the "trivial" one being brandished like it's the CMH.

This is what I was, inarticulately, trying to get at.

I was not, and will not ever, disparage someone's service, nor their accomplishments whilst in uniform.

To me, as someone who wears no jewelry or other accoutrements as I've always found them just...uncomfortable and in the way, I find that the wearing of such items is akin to placing a box on a street corner, climbing up, and yelling, "Look at me!". It's not my style, and when I observe someone doing it I tend to roll my eyes and continue walking.

However, if someone has done something truly worthy of, not so much praise, but recognition, then I think it is fine and even admirable. CMH, CMB, CIB, Silver Star, etc.... Yeah, worthy of recognition in my book and someone that I'll give a second look to or stop and listen to what they have to say. Someone wearing an Expert Marksman badge, National Defense Ribbon, or yes...Air Assault wings, makes me think, "So you served. Good for you. So have a few million others more worthy of my time who don't walk around advertising that they did".

In Mastriano's case, I wouldn't vote for him just because he was an Army officer for thirty years, so advertising that he did that does nothing for me. Good for you, you held a job for thirty years. So have a lot of people (both in uniform and out). Now tell me the important things like what you are going to do as Governor.

Perhaps it's just me, as a fella who typically is one who prefers to simply fly under the radar and live my life. Nobody needs to know that I did a hitch in the Army, and if you want to know, just ask. But then, I'm not running for political office. Far too many skeletons for that.


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In Mastriano's case, I wouldn't vote for him just because he was an Army officer for thirty years, so advertising that he did that does nothing for me. Good for you, you held a job for thirty years. So have a lot of people (both in uniform and out). Now tell me the important things like what you are going to do as Governor.

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Guy in uniform running for office always reminds me of Idi Amin. I think it is rather cheesy.
 
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Guy in uniform running for office always reminds me of Idi Amin. I think it is rather cheesy.
I believe that the Original Post refers to the candidate having a small military badge on his lapel, wearing a civilian suit.



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I wear my mini Purple Heart in federal court. I think I have earned the right.

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Maybe I am just getting olde and tyred.

But, appearances, what folks wear, put on their bumpers and what kind of cat their dog is, simply does not matter to me any more.

Women being dicks, men being cunts, and people being assholes, that still matters. All the external crap, not so much.

I am not even in the place to challenge if someone "earned some shit or not", because, it is not my job to police it.

If they "fraudin'" then it's between them and the Universe, not me.

I know what I have done, and that's between me and those I done it with and, said, universe.

And in the end, I am too busy mindin' my own biddniz to give any shits about yours or anyone else's.

As you were.




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Hard to argue with that line of thinking. Probably live longer too.
 
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I have a mini Security Police badge on one of my hats. Unit patches on a couple of jackets. Thats it.


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Maybe I am just getting olde and tyred.

But, appearances, what folks wear, put on their bumpers and what kind of cat their dog is, simply does not matter to me any more.

Women being dicks, men being cunts, and people being assholes, that still matters. All the external crap, not so much.

I am not even in the place to challenge if someone "earned some shit or not", because, it is not my job to police it.

If they "fraudin'" then it's between them and the Universe, not me.

I know what I have done, and that's between me and those I done it with and, said, universe.

And in the end, I am too busy mindin' my own biddniz to give any shits about yours or anyone else's.

As you were.


Holy shit, thank you!

I’ve felt like this for years, and I’m only 38.


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My feelings, I gave 40yrs of my life in the Air Force!
I do not wear any of my stuff!
Notice alot of people wear more pins, hats and emblems of their accomplishments.
Don't for get the hats and vests with a variety of pins, ranks and what nots.
I served my time for Me and do not want to share it with the world.Done alot, been all over the world for Me.
I Covet the SAC Emblem and am Honored for Serving in SAC.
Its no ones business what I Did.
 
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