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Happy 244th US Army!

I’d like to wish all of my fellow Soldiers, past and present, a joyful 244th birthday. You’ve remained a steadfast pillar of American society, because of the men and women who have served this great nation.

US Army photo by SPC Dana Clark

6 Responses to “Happy 244th US Army!”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Happy Birthday Army!

  2. Will Rodriguez says:

    The nation’s oldest service, its largest service and the one that has paid almost 90% of our nation’s bill in blood.

    Happy Birthday to our United States Army!

    This We’ll Defend!

  3. J says:

    Happy Birthday US Army! I wished I could like those dress browns more, but I can not. They just seem odd to me after wearing dress greens so long.

  4. Baldwin says:

    Happy Birthday Army! I attended the recent 75th Anniversary of D-Day event in Bedford, VA. There were some soldiers there in the new uniform. At first I mistook them for re-enactors that had gotten all the details wrong. They just looked wrong. When I realized they were soldiers, I recalled when one of our guys returned to the states on leave back in the 70’s when the Navy had the “Johnny Cash” uniform (black LS button front shirt, black tie and black trousers) and people he met kept asking him what he was. When he replied he was in the Navy, they asked him what country. No one EVER mistook a sailor wearing Cracker Jack blues or whites. You know, that “tradition” thing? The new Army dress uniform, to me, is just like that…wrong. In contrast, all the soldiers present in the standard dress uniform at the D-Day event impressed everyone with their professional, sharp presentation. In my lifetime I have seen soldiers in khaki’s and Ike jackets all the way up to the present in all their many changes.l In order to have a “traditional”, i.e. recognizable, respected uniform, you have to pick “one” and stick with it. To my eye, browns and pinks are a mistake. Keep what you already have and rock it!

  5. Baldwin says:

    Happy Birthday Army! I attended the recent 75th Anniversary of D-Day event in Bedford, VA. There were some soldiers there in the new uniform. At first I mistook them for re-enactors that had gotten all the details wrong. They just looked wrong. When I realized they were soldiers, I recalled when one of our guys returned to the states on leave back in the 70’s when the Navy had the “Johnny Cash” uniform (black LS button front shirt, black tie and black trousers) and people he met kept asking him what he was. When he replied he was in the Navy, they asked him what country. No one EVER mistook a sailor wearing Cracker Jack blues or whites. You know, that “tradition” thing? The new Army dress uniform, to me, is just like that…wrong. In contrast, all the soldiers present in the standard dress uniform at the D-Day event impressed everyone with their professional, sharp presentation. In my lifetime I have seen soldiers in khaki’s and Ike jackets all the way up to the present in all their many changes. In order to have a “traditional”, i.e. recognizable, respected uniform, you have to pick “one” and stick with it. To my eye, browns and pinks are a mistake. Keep what you already have and rock it!

  6. Baldwin says:

    Sorry for the double post.