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I personally think we all looked a little more professional wearing a beret although it didn't block the sun from blazing your eyes.
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Maj Chris Nelson
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Being prior Army, when the Army un-assed the Rangers from the black beret, I was sick. If there MUST be berets, keep it with the "special" people... Airborne, rangers, and special forces. From my medical perspective, the hat that makes the MOST sense is the boonie hat. Sun protection to ears, face, and neck. Lots of people will cringe because they don't think the boonie hat is professional looking, but medically and utilitarian wise, makes the most sense.
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Sgt Robert Gardner
Sgt Robert Gardner
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The boonie hat was cooler and more comfortable as well.
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SSgt Dennis Brown
SSgt Dennis Brown
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in the beginning, it was only the special forces and my dad was proud of his green beret...this was dad in the early 60s, I believe 61 or 2 before he was sent to thailand and given $600 and told to buy civies as uniforms were not permitted for this duty
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SSgt Dennis Brown -
Earlier, A Black Beret Was Mentioned, Yup A Black Beret? Damn, I'm Old.....I Only Recalled The Green Beret, Now I Know Why... Your Dad Was In During The Early 60's, As Was I....Sighed Up In The USAF On My 17th Birthday, 06/29/1961 -
And Served Through 06/10/65........ Was 20 When Released, So I Had To Wait A Few Day, Until I Could Even Buy A Beer..."Time Was FUN When We Were Having FLIES"
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SSgt Dennis Brown
SSgt Dennis Brown
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - I did the same thing...I was still 17 and in hs when I entered under the delayed enlistment on 12 jan 76, 4+ months before I graduated high school and went active 30 days after graduation on 6/28
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1SG Steven Stankovich
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<p>Personally, I was never a big fan of the beret as the replacement to the patrol cap as the headgear for the duty uniform.&nbsp; I didn't feel it was practical&nbsp;in the motor pool, in sunny weather, in the rain, etc...&nbsp;&nbsp; With that being said, my opinion was not asked when the decision was made.&nbsp; I, along with everyone else in the Army at the time, complied...two bags full and moved out.&nbsp; </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Here is a little humor from PowerPoint Ranger reference the different "styles" that we saw during the "Age of the Black Beret..."</p>
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SSG Jorge Mazariegos
SSG Jorge Mazariegos
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It was stolen from the men who "Earned" it by one of the first of many Traitorous Revolving door General Officers.
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SPC Lyle Montgomery
SPC Lyle Montgomery
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MSG Thomas Currie - Isn't the ribbons and badges such as the CIB, Ranger, Airborne insignias meant to showhow special that they are? Who needs a special hat that is stupid and makes you look like a mime frenchman.
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SSgt Dennis Brown
SSgt Dennis Brown
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this is something I never agreed with since to me it was some general that was jealous that he never "earned" the right to wear one and wanted to, so made the uniforn change to allow the entire army to wear them just so he could wear it...
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SSgt Dennis Brown - ... Damned Sad-ass Excuse, huh.? What A POS He Was.
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SSG Robert Burns
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That's a quick way to get banned from this site.
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SSG Bill McCoy
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SGT Christian GonzalezGarraton - In my day, MP's on line duty wore khakis or dress greens with the MP white hat (see photo). It was great in situations where people needed to easily spot an MP, or during crowd control duties (not riot duty). It was also safer during traffic stops; but it could also be argued that it made for a better target.
I agree ... berets should be for specialty MOS's and though I was never a Ranger, it seemed to even me that taking their black berets for army-wide use was a BIG slap in the face. That said, their brown beret sets them apart enough that it's probably better.
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Col Tom Duquette
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CSM Robert J. "Bob" Parr, RD -
When I was a young trainee at Ft. Knox in 1975 armor AIT I believe it was LTG Don Starry had decreed that armor troops would wear a black beret. We all were super excited when we graduated to go to clothing sales and buy our black beret denoting we were officially tankers. The I remember showing up at my first duty station at 4/64 Armor in Aschaffenburg and the 1SG telling us to take that "shit" off our heads and wear the proper headgear. That would be the last time I wore a beret of any color.
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PV2 Arthur Fontaine
PV2 Arthur Fontaine
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Well, the only head dress... (head dress at rest, know as a head stone), I was ever concerned with was the head dress (at rest), that says one brother or sister never made it out alive and or survived. For as far as I know the soldier is taught to live for our country and not to die for it! Thus the head dress that so many have to bare and that didn't make it out alive, I will never forget nor ever forget to thank and be thankful for, for their sacrifices to and for our country!!! It's silly to think of other trivial hats and what they represent as compared to the one/ones I mentioned here! HOOAH
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MSgt Dennis Karoleski
MSgt Dennis Karoleski
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I put the beret in the same category as the ascot we were required to wear in the weather squadron at Kinchelo back in 1965. Lighten up - a list that removes you for a humerous comment isn't worth belonging to in my opinion.
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