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Ah, ok. The link isn't working for me but I believe you. I don't know what the distinctive unit insignia on it is, though. It looks like a red star and crossed rifles over a set of wings. Is that the DUI of USASOCOM Europe too?
There have been a real upsurge in new units in all branches, combat and non-combat that its almost impossible to keep up with them. Trying to ID this one from its size is impossible for me. If anyone can "read" the beret flash they would have a step in the right direction.
The flash, the DUI and the shoulder patch are all Special operations command Europe.
I'd like to go out on a limb and say to me the gold wings on his right chest look like US Navy/Marine wings, gold color straight wings gold canopy. And I'm sure the long blue badge is the Combat Infantry Badge, It comes in several classes and his without any stars on top of it is a basic CIB badge.
Right chest might also have foreign awards ribbons, awards from foreign countries are not worn on the left side with his US awards.
From his ribbons I can make out the Viet-Nam service ribbon.
Their's a south/central american para wing almost identical to the USMC wings. The USN wings are a bit different if I recall.
I don't see any vietnam campaign ribbons, but my eyesight ain't what it used to be. See army commendation, expeditionary force medals and other stuff, had he been in vietnam he most certainly would've qualified for a CIB and wouldn't be wearing the expert infantry badge.
It is possible that he has earned a CIB but choses not to wear it. I knew some combat vets who are authorized to wear both but preferred wearing their EIB because they felt that they earned their EIB, but not their CIB. Technically, you can earn a CIB just for being in country for a minimum of 30 days (IIRC) and not even have to shoot or get shot at.
All that said, however, I don't recognize any campaign ribbons in his fruit salad. He just may have not deployed yet.
I also don't recognize that beret flash. His gold wings do look like the MC/Navy wings, but I don't think I've ever seen an Army soldier with them before. Maybe Israeli or other NATO? The silver airborne wings denote him as being a jumpmaster (see the star and wreath at the top) and he's qualified as an expert in at least two weapons.
Yeah, I've never seen an army guy wear Navy/MC jump wings, I was thinking they're Australian or English 'wings, I don't know for sure though. It's very possible that they're Israeli 'wings.