to go to a photo display of the Unit Crest, Unit Patches, Medals
to go to a photo display of the
Army military ribbons in order of precedence.
(Link courtesy of Dan O'Brien)
of Valor Database
The Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award
citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times
contributing editor, and by Military Times staff. All recipients in the database
are verified by source material such as official award citations, narratives
and/or synopses from individuals or records from the National Archives. The Hall
of Valor is an ongoing project. It is a monumental effort to identify the
half-million men and women who received the highest U.S. military awards, in
addition to the millions of others who received other awards.
This unofficial database is the largest and most complete site of
US military award recipients.
For more on this subject click
(Link courtesy of Military Times Hall of
Request Missing or Lost
Military Awards and Medals
Use this link to request missing or lost Military Awards and
Medals. They only only authorize medals that appear on your DD214. If you would
like to get your records reviewed, updated or corrected a request can be sent to
the Army Review Board. Use the DD149 form shown below which provides
instructions, and a mailing address on how/where to submit that request.
If you have an error or omission on your DD214 or other Army
records, a request can be sent to the Army Review Board if you would like to get
your Army records reviewed, updated or corrected.
DD149 "Correction of Military Records" provides instructions, and a mailing
address on how/where to submit that request.
1/83rd Unit Crest History
83rd Field Artillery Unit Crest
(Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry)
Order Unit Crest Pins
83rd Unit Crest
or the Depot USA
(Use code 49710 (DUI-0083E, 83 FA))
Flying Tigers (Army/Navy Surplus)
Use code SKU U464
Uniform Accessories Unlimited
These (3) websites have
been used by some of our group to order 83rd Artillery Unit Crest
Please note that when you order from
Uniform Accessories Unlimited you (at present) will receive 2 pins.
Artillery Unit Crest Patches, Decals,
Hats and Unit Hat Patches
All the proceeds from
the sale of these 4 items will go to the 1/83rd Reunion
a. 1/83rd Unit Crest Patch (3.25"h x 2.75"w) - $6 each.
Here is a photo.
b. 1/83rd Unit Crest Decal (Decal is round 3.5" x 3.5") - $5 each. Here is a
c. 1/83rd Hat (Adjustable-Black only) - $20 each. Here is a
d. 1/83rd Unit Hat Patch (same patch as is on the 1/83rd
hat, 3"h x 6"w - $6 each.
Here is a photo.
Shipping is included in the above prices.
To order these items,
contact Bill Taggart at
(my contact info is also on the Roster). Make sure you
supply your mailing address when making your request.
Other Unit Patches
This website, McGrogan's
Patch Designs, offers a wide selection of custom patches for
Order Military Medals
Medals of America
USA Military Medals
Misc Military Medals,
Combat Artillery Badge
This is an excerpt from the September/October 1983 edition of
the Field Artillery Journal where the subject of the creation of a Combat
Artillery Badge is discussed.
Army Military Awards Manual
This regulation prescribes Department of the
Army policy, criteria, and administrative instructions concerning individual
military decorations, Good Conduct Medal, service medals and ribbons, combat and
special skill badges and tabs, unit decorations, and trophies, and similar
devices awarded in recognition of accomplishments. It prescribes the policies
and procedures concerning United States Army awards to foreign military
personnel and foreign decorations to United States Army personnel.
Australian Patches, Medals and Badges
New Zealand Patches, Medals and Ribbons
Q and A on wearing Insignia
This website, from the Army
Publishing Directorate, has publications related to military insignia and much
Wear and Appearance
of Army Uniforms and Insignia
prescribes Department of the Army policy for
proper wear and appearance of Army uniforms and insignia, as worn by officers
and enlisted personnel of the active and reserve components of the Army, as well
as by former soldiers.