Good question. I have no idea. Once I was blood winged with a star in the risers I kinda gave up caring. I wish I still had them though.
1. Look Before You Turn 2. Turn Right to Avoid Collisions 3. Lower Jumper has the Right of Way
My originals were the clasp type pinned on the DZ by Gen Westmoreland. I think I threw them away when I got the pin on type.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."- John Stuart Mill
...my German ones are in the drawer of my desk, had to take them off the class-A when I upgraded to silver and then gold. The US ones are still on my class-A uniform which is unfortunately way to small now...
I didn't take an issue pair. I had a Vietnam Vet that's a family friend who had two daughters pin me with his old wings. Wear them when I wear my dress uniform. My 1SG still gets on me for not having StaBrite every Pay Day Activities.
Like many of you, I have them in a case awaiting the day I will pin them to my son. Couldn't wear them on the class A's. Everything had to be Sta-brite for the Artillery. Glad FISTers aren't in a Battery anymore!
"The God of War hates those who hesitate." - Euripides, 480-406 b.c.
"He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it"
Field Marshal Colmar Baron von der Goltz, 1883
"We deal in lead friend."...Steve McQueen,The Magnificent Seven 82d Abn Div: 1983-86
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Colt Gov't & OM/Glock 19&26/Ruger SP101
Still Love Ya Sarah !! I will NOT Comply!
Me too, not being the first Army vet in the family, but being the first paratrooper I can only hope that my son will carry on this new tradition. Unless of course he wants to be a doctor or something. I might give him a pass that way. Then I will have to find some other young deserving trooper.
It took me a while to find them but lo and behold while sifting through Christmas decorations I finally located my original wings pinned to an old civilian hat I had buried in a box. I have removed them and put them on my new hat.
Curt S-1, HHC, 3/325th ABCT 91-93 - Blue Falcons! FACEBOOK
“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman
On my keychain right beside my original P38
Mine are in a display case in my "I love myself" glass window display cabinet with my other Army stuff ............Waitn to be passed on to one of my Sons if they ever make that commitment one day......"Strike Hold!!"..
Delta Co 3/504th PIR 89-92...Desert Storm ...