Unit Crest, Unit Patches, Medals and Ribbons

 
 

Click here to go to a photo display of the Unit Crest, Unit Patches, Medals and Ribbons

Click here to go to a photo display of the
United States Army military ribbons in order of precedence.
(Link courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Hall 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 here.

(Link courtesy of Military Times Hall of Valor)

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.

DD149

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.

Form 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 website

(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 Pins.

 

 

 

Please note that when you order from Uniform Accessories Unlimited you (at present) will receive 2 pins.

Order 1/83rd 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 fund.

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 photo.

c. 1/83rd Hat (Adjustable-Black only) - $20 each. Here is a photo.

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 artillery_83rd@yahoo.com or 856-228-5614 (my contact info is also on the Roster). Make sure you supply your mailing address when making your request.

Order Other Unit Patches

This website, McGrogan's Patch Designs, offers a wide selection of custom patches for Military Units.

Order Military Medals

Medals of America
Misc Military Medals, Pins, etc.
Combat Artillery Badge
(Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)
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
(Courtesy of Dennis Blalock)

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  
Army Publications This website, from the Army Publishing Directorate, has publications related to military insignia and much more.
Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia
(Courtesy of Dennis Blalock)

This regulation 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.

 

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