Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
Hi again fellow Troopers -
Thanks to Dave Gettman's 2010 post we know the 1982 Subaltern Shoot results (thanks Dave) and we also got a picture of the patch via Mike Burke (thanks Mike).
Can anyone tell me what other patches said? We in Delta won best Tank Company thanks to TCs Joe Sellner*, Joe Harten*, Steve Parrish, Brick Miller, etc. --- not to mention Steve Parrish's gunner who is a great guy : )
Anyway, the "basic" patch said "QUALIFIED" which we all got for showing up on the range, but I believe the top winners got "DISTINGUISHED" patches, am I correct?
FWIW I will have these remade for those interested... more on that later.
* = I would be remiss if I did not add that the two Joes commanded three-man M60A3 tanks --- you had to be there in the range tower to appreciate that feat. I still have the Tank Platoon Table IX A from Grafenwöhr scorecard signed by MAJ Simone Aparicio. It's framed in my office.
I lived in those towers! Mostly in the bottom (asleep) and on detail all the stinking time, but I learned how gunnery worked that's for sure. Don't forget our brother who were neither "Qualifed" or "Distinguished. There were more than a few "Superior" crews out there too.