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Smoothice
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« on: August 12, 2011, 04:05:25 PM »

So, I run into the store to pay for my gas the other night. As I am in line, this older guy in front of me turns and tells me " you guys are doing a great job ". Now,  I assumed he noticed the "Civil Air Patrol" on my BDU's...He goes on to say he's retired Air Force..Ok, Cool...then, he points twords my GT badge, then goes on to tell me how he still sees a doctor becuase his knee is messed up from multiple "jumps". As I listened to him for a few minutes, it donned on me that he mis-took my GT badge for some kind of Paratrooper seal. I think he thaught I was active duty! I was about to tell him that I was CAP and not AF, but he was turning to walk out. SO, I left it be. On the way out, he waved and told me again to "keep up the good work"

My feel-good moment of the day!

I guess the badge DOES kinda look like a paratrooper thingy. Can anyone post a photo of real one? For comparison?


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N Harmon
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 04:09:50 PM »





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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 04:10:49 PM »



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Smoothice
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 04:11:15 PM »

Ok then...yup...I can see how in the spur-of-the-moment it could be confused!

Thanks!
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Stonewall
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 04:14:10 PM »

Meh, I just wore both, that way it really confuses the older folks  8)
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Flying Pig
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 04:15:51 PM »

http://www.vanguardmil.com/navy-and-marine-corps-badge-parachutist-regulation-size-mirror-finish-p-3791.html

He asked for a photo of real jump wings. >:D
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DakRadz
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 04:34:12 PM »

http://www.vanguardmil.com/navy-and-marine-corps-badge-parachutist-regulation-size-mirror-finish-p-3791.html

He asked for a photo of real jump wings. >:D


I love how it says "Customers who purchased these also bought: Navy Captain Chaplain Hard boards, soft boards."

And I knew what the link would be just because I knew the poster  ;)
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Mustang
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 10:36:08 PM »

The IC badge uses the same style of wings as the mil jump wings.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 01:33:57 AM »

He asked for a photo of real jump wings. >:D

OK, my sig is a photo, and it is of real jump wings. I made another post somewhere here about mistaking occupational badges for jump wings when the badges first came out in the Air Force. Kind of related, they all kind of look the same.

Oh, please don't call them a "seal".
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DakRadz
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 01:36:02 AM »

He asked for a photo of real jump wings. >:D

OK, my sig is a photo, and it is of real jump wings. I made another post somewhere here about mistaking occupational badges for jump wings when the badges first came out in the Air Force. Kind of related, they all kind of look the same.

I'm sure he wasn't belittling you or anyone with those wings, sir- the link is for Navy/Marine Corps jump wings, and Flying Pig is a prior service Marine with a sense of humor.

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SARDOC
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 02:07:29 PM »

http://www.vanguardmil.com/navy-and-marine-corps-badge-parachutist-regulation-size-mirror-finish-p-3791.html

He asked for a photo of real jump wings. >:D



I'm with you...those are the real Jump Wings
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