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The Reaper
06-03-2005, 22:07
Yesterday, I was privileged to attend the 5th Group Change of Command ceremony and the award of a Presidential Unit Citation, which is one hell of a tough award to get approved, and it goes to all of the members of the unit.

I also got the opportunity to see a lot of old friends and comrades.

Photos are incoming and outgoing commanders reviewing the troops, attaching the PUC streamer for Afghanistan, close up of streamers (for you FOGs, note which two wound up side by side in front), passing of the colors, one last shot of the colors.

Hope that you like them.

TR

aricbcool
06-03-2005, 22:28
Great pictures. Thanks TR.

Congrats 5th Group. :lifter

--Aric

smokfire
06-03-2005, 22:31
Excellent pictures Sir. Thank you for posting.



smokfire

NousDefionsDoc
06-03-2005, 22:32
Excellent! Thanks Boss and a salute to the 5th SFG(A).

lksteve
06-03-2005, 22:33
thanks for the pics...why the brassards for patches? IMNSHO, you either wear the patches or not...personally, i miss the days when we wore jungles with pin on rank and no patches, no badges, no name tags...

The Reaper
06-03-2005, 22:39
thanks for the pics...why the brassards for patches? IMNSHO, you either wear the patches or not...personally, i miss the days when we wore jungles with pin on rank and no patches, no badges, no name tags...

Not brassards. Velcro patches, and now the tabs and unit insignia all have to be stuck onto the Velcro. Not well thought out, IMHO.

Hey, is it just me, or do the new uniforms look like the old VN era cammies that were washed a few times too many?

Not sure that I am a fan of the new uniforms.

TR

lksteve
06-03-2005, 22:51
Not brassards. Velcro patches, and now the tabs and unit insignia all have to be stuck onto the Velcro. Not well thought out, IMHO.i agree...why bother at all...? i thought greens were for all the patches and fatigues were for training...no place for a 201 file...

Hey, is it just me, or do the new uniforms look like the old VN era cammies that were washed a few times too many?i had several sets that looked like those do...they were just getting broken in when they looked like that.... :D

Not sure that I am a fan of the new uniforms.well, at least it's a field uniform and not some Black and Gold West Point wannabe sweater, overcoat, raincoat, blanket and car cover ensemble that some idiot on the uniform board thought would be nice... :rolleyes:

vsvo
06-03-2005, 23:21
Nice Pics Sir. Thank you for sharing.

Congrats to 5th Group!

Smokin Joe
06-04-2005, 00:21
Very nice, thank you for sharing TR.

Congratulations 5th group.

Quick question: Whats the difference between the men in the maroon berets and the men in the green berets?

I'm thinking the guys in green berets are tabbed SF guys and the men in the maroon berets are the support guys am I close?

The Reaper
06-04-2005, 08:27
Yep.

TR

Gypsy
06-04-2005, 08:50
Congratulations to 5th Group, and my thanks.

Great pictures TR.

AmericanPride
06-04-2005, 10:19
Thanks for posting the pics sir.

Proud to be heading that way in a few months.

AP

Roguish Lawyer
06-04-2005, 12:14
Nice pics. Thanks, TR.

The Reaper
06-04-2005, 12:51
The commanders paused during the ceremony for a moment at the memorial there on the parade field.

It was a very touching moment.

Our friends are gone, but not forgotten.

TR

RLK
06-11-2005, 11:03
I was in the crowd.

Didn't know you were in town. Could've worked a link-up.

CoLawman
06-11-2005, 13:25
I had the same question as Smokin Joe regarding the majority of the berets being maroon. Thanks for clearing that up. Do they wear the 5th crest on their Berets along with the flash? Or is that only for the Green Beret adornment.

An observation of mine regarding the digiy uniforms. The rank is now placed at the 10 ring of the uniform blouse. I think that is odd. Not a fan of the patch system either. My two cents worth.

The Reaper
06-12-2005, 14:56
I was in the crowd.

Didn't know you were in town. Could've worked a link-up.

Pay attention. SA.

Drop by here more frequently.

Welcome back, Twinky!

Lawman, there is no "5th Group Crest" all SF soldiers wear the same regimental DUI, the DOL badge.

TR

Roycroft201
06-13-2005, 01:00
Congrats to the 5th Group.

Great pics - Thanks, TR.

RLK
06-17-2005, 19:03
Don't feel bad sir. I've been lax on the other board too. Time management and whatnot. In my typical fashion I've jumped thigh high into the thick of it. No sense in doing anything half-hearted right?

I'm just sorry if all my fans are suffering for it. ;)

I'll try and shoot you a line next week. Till then, I hope this finds you well sir.

BTAR, Twinky

Marauder06
06-18-2005, 23:31
I was in the crowd.

Didn't know you were in town. Could've worked a link-up.

Ditto.

RLK
06-20-2005, 15:34
Ditto.

I've already met you.

You're not that pretty lady. :D

KBAR_O4
07-17-2005, 11:59
An individual wears the Maroon Beret if he is airborne qualified and assigned to an airborne unit. Yes, you would wear the flash and sf insignia (or rank if you are an officer).

Great bunch of guys in 5th Group. I had the pleasure of meeting Colonel (now BG) Mulholland in early 2002.

Marauder06
08-08-2005, 22:31
Actually, they (we) wear the maroon beret whether they're Airborne qualified or not.

The Reaper
08-08-2005, 23:15
Correct.

TR

Marauder06
08-12-2005, 13:38
THe only thing that would have made that CoC/PUC presentation better was if the President would have been able to present it himself. He was in the area (Hopkinsville, next town over) for a speech and even landed at the Ft. Campbell airport.

Mace
04-21-2007, 22:13
Amazing pictures, sir!! Thanks for posting.
Congratulations, to the members of 5th SFGA!

HOLLiS
04-21-2007, 22:31
Thank for the Photos, I have a very close friend in 5th. I will have to congratulate him.


Congratulation everyone in 5th Group, Job well Done.

The Old Guy
04-24-2007, 22:13
...personally, i miss the days when we wore jungles with pin on rank and no patches, no badges, no name tags...


That is an understatement! Life was sooooooo fun during those days.

The Reaper
04-24-2007, 22:20
Thank for the Photos, I have a very close friend in 5th. I will have to congratulate him.

Congratulation everyone in 5th Group, Job well Done.

Well, you should have congratulated him 22 months ago, when I posted this.

TR

LongWire
05-02-2007, 14:48
Damn.....almost thought I missed something...........