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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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CW4 William Kessinger
CW4 William Kessinger
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Berets are for the French and let them keep it there!
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CW4 Tim Claus
CW4 Tim Claus
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As far as I'm concerned, you can rid of all berets. Regardless of color.
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CSM Richard Montcalm
CSM Richard Montcalm
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SGT Scott Henderson - The Ranger Regiment didnt 'unass' the black beret from the tankers- the tankers were NEVER AUTHORIZED it under AR 670-1. The Ranger Regiment in the form of 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions were authorized the wear of the beret upon their reactivation in 1974. Tankers arent authorized the spurs or Stetsons either under AR 670-1, now and especially since the Department of the Army decided to ban them (Stetsons, spurs, blue berets for the 101st, etc. in 1984)
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TSgt Ken Vandevoort
TSgt Ken Vandevoort
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I wonder if soldiers during the Civil War complained about kepi hats because they were French?
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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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CW4 William Kessinger
CW4 William Kessinger
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Hate, hate, hate the beret! Looks good only in Green and with bloused boots on the green uniform. Looks like crap on everything else!
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CPT Richard Trione
CPT Richard Trione
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Growing up I had only heard of the "Green Beret." My brother and I love to sing along with the 45 record of "The Green Beret!" We memorized every word to that song and loved the 1968 movie with John Wayne, "The Green Berets!: So, my vote is for the legendary GREEN BERET!
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MAJ Steve Warnerski
MAJ Steve Warnerski
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SSgt Dennis Brown - General Eric Shinseki while Army Chief of Staff instituted the beret for all. His reasons - which many didn't agree with - were to instill a "Transformational " mindset. I didn't agree with the decision...but I wasn't the Chief. As to him being jealous...that is laughable. A Ranger, airborne, CIB, highly decorated, a USMA grad - and WOUNDED many times. And a Good Man.
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MAJ Steve Warnerski
MAJ Steve Warnerski
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Agree, 1SGT! I knew an O6 who was an arrogant POS...he wore his like the Chef above. Alas for him, he had a hard time filling out travel vouchers, and often went TDY on a Friday near his daughters home in DC. Someone dropped a dime on the Jacka$$...and a 3-star relieved him. :)
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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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Col Tom Duquette
Col Tom Duquette
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Yeah Top, I'm sure we were one of many who got told the same.
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TSgt Don Dollinger
TSgt Don Dollinger
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The only headgear that makes sense for wear with the BDU is the visored garrison cap. Beret for class A's meh, whatever.
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SPC Benjamin Hartog
SPC Benjamin Hartog
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My best friend, PFC Gary Fox, was KIA by a perfect head shot by a NVA sniper. His helmet did not protect him. SPC Benjamin
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SPC Benjamin Hartog
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My best friend, PFC Gary Fox, was KIA by a perfect head shot by a NVA sniper. His helmet did not protect him. SPC Benjamin
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