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Offline Libertas

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Happy 236th US Army!
« on: June 14, 2011, 08:41:43 AM »
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Re: Happy 236th US Army!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 09:18:38 AM »
I read last night that the Army is doing away with the black berets and going back to a simpler and more practical cap.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/06/us-army-dumps-berets-for-patrol-caps-as-official-headgear/1
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Re: Happy 236th US Army!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 09:29:09 AM »
Yeah, the beret didn't go over well with the troops.
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Re: Happy 236th US Army!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 11:23:46 AM »
I thought making the black beret the standard issue cover was a dumb idea . It cheapened an article of headgear which had previously been a badge of achievement . But I also hated the uniform changes of the late 1960s and thought we should have gone back to the old style O.D. uniform including the Ike Jacket which was comfortable , looked good , and everybody loved . I was never able to find out who the hell suggested some of these stupid uniform changes . They didn't come from the troops !