Any input or info is welcome....
Thought I would share,
Do you think that's akin to the U.S. Army making the black beret army-wide issue, so that everybody could feel "special"?zvez wrote:Yep, it seems like any iraq soldier certainly from pics, wore the jump wings and special forces patch regardless of specialist qualification.
Hooviedude, the patch on the pic of the soldier in woodland, he's wearing the "lion brigade" patch, it's a parachute, lion's head and iraq flag on each side where wings would be. I've never heard of a designation for the unit but think they were in 8th Iraq Div. Do you have a unit designation for them?
Zvez, not too sure about IA. These guys were the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade of the 1st Special Police Commando Division in Baghdad at the time. They used the Lions Head insignia then, but the organization as a whole is now known as the National Police. Also worked with the 3rd BN in Samarra, but cannot recall what insignia they might have used. Will have to look at more of my pics. I have a couple of the patches at the house for the 1st BN.
In the last Pic, the guy in the MARPAT looking uniform is from last year, and he was a member of the MOI Security Command.