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Old 07-06-2008, 21:14   #1
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My youngest brother is currently in his 4th or 5th week of BASIC at Fort Knox.

When he first told me of his plans to enlist,(I wanted to do the same thing at his age, only was disqualified due to a slight hearing loss), I tried to talk him out of it, not because I'm not a patriot, I AM, but more because of the fact that he is the baby of the family and if something ever happens to him it would affect EVERY ONE OF US DRASTICALLY. Anyhow, I haven't said much to him about it since and I want him to know that I AM PROUD OF HIM AND SUPPORT HIM.

I had this idea a couple of days ago to present him with a gift to commemorate his training there.

He's at Fort Knox in the 194th Armored Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment.

I'm sure that once he completes his training he will be assigned to a different unit, but this gift will be intended to commemorate his initial training at Fort Knox.

Would you consider this appropriate, Do you think it's even a good idea?
How can I go about being certain that get the right patch/insignia put on it?

I'd like to get your guys' opinion on this.
Please feel free to chime in with ANY ideas about the design.
Your input will be greatly appreciated!!!!

He doesn't graduate until October so I have a few months to put this together if I decide to go ahead with it.

here is a link to the thread I started inquiring about services to complete this project, check out post #10 to get an idea what it is I want to do.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892321

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Old 07-07-2008, 19:50   #2
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If' he's going to be a 19K or 19D I'd get the Armor or Cavalry insignia engraved instead of a basic training unit patch.
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Old 07-07-2008, 20:20   #3
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If' he's going to be a 19K or 19D I'd get the Armor or Cavalry insignia engraved instead of a basic training unit patch.
What is 19K or 19D??
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Armored vehicle crewman (Tanker, etc) or Cavalry Scout.
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Old 07-07-2008, 22:23   #5
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Armored vehicle crewman (Tanker, etc) or Cavalry Scout.
Tanker, gotcha! So that would be 19K, right?
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Old 07-07-2008, 23:37   #6
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Here's the armor insignia:
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I'd recommend that you use the armor symbol or the symbol from his unit after basic training (which he probably won't know until just before graduation).
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Tanker, gotcha! So that would be 19K, right?
That's right
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:06   #8
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We are Charlie 2/81. Best damn company under the sun. Motivated, dedicated, that's our style. Been that way for a long long while. We are the best. The best by far. Smoke all the others like a cheap cigar. Drive on drill sergeant, drive on. Hooah!


I went through 2/81 for my initial training. Still remember our company motto after all this time...
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Old 07-08-2008, 15:15   #9
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We are Charlie 2/81. Best damn company under the sun. Motivated, dedicated, that's our style. Been that way for a long long while. We are the best. The best by far. Smoke all the others like a cheap cigar. Drive on drill sergeant, drive on. Hooah!


I went through 2/81 for my initial training. Still remember our company motto after all this time...
When did you serve?
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Old 07-08-2008, 20:56   #10
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When did you serve?
I went through BASIC in 2004 - not really all that long ago, but I'm still surprised that I remember the whole motto still.

I wish my memory was that good for other things.
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If' he's going to be a 19K or 19D I'd get the Armor or Cavalry insignia engraved instead of a basic training unit patch.
Exactly. Don't get his basic training unit engraved on it. Even if he loves basic, that's not a line unit and doesn't carry the same sort of pride he might have in a later assignment. Get the armor branch insignia engraved - not the training unit.
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Old 07-09-2008, 17:31   #12
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Exactly. Don't get his basic training unit engraved on it. Even if he loves basic, that's not a line unit and doesn't carry the same sort of pride he might have in a later assignment. Get the armor branch insignia engraved - not the training unit.

And the Armor Branch would be........the two swords with the tank in the center???

Would it make sense to do the Armor Branch/Unit on the center of the grip and his 1st assigned unit,(post-BASIC), on the slide?

Too bad I couldn't fit the company motto on there, what about just; Hooah!!! ???


BTW - A Big, Big, Thankyou to those trying to help me, I think this will mean alot to my brother!

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No, don't put "hooah."

The rest of it sounds good though.
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No, don't put "hooah."

The rest of it sounds good though.
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I guess "hooah" would look a little stupid, huh?
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I guess "hooah" would look a little stupid, huh?

I refuse to use that word. I think most will agree it's annoying and very over used.
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I refuse to use that word. I think most will agree it's annoying and very over used.
I agree, especially since it's a an Airborne Ranger word! IMO Legs shouldn't use the word!
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I agree, especially since it's a an Airborne Ranger word! IMO Legs shouldn't use the word!
Err, fine. You can keep it...

You want the hat back too?

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I'm glad I got out before everybody started wearing berets.

I'm glad I'm in the National Guard and can get away with only wearing it at active duty posts.
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