Eagles Of War Presents...Airborne Beret Flashes, Background Trimmings
and Helmet Patches!!!

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509th Infantry


509th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)

Beret Flash Description

A black shield-shaped embroidered item with a semi-circular base 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height and 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in width overall, edged with a 3/8 inch (.95 cm) yellow border. The beret flash was approved on 20 February 1991. It was amended to change the color of the border on 23 June 1992.

Background Trimming Description

An black oval-shaped embroidered item 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, edged with a 3/8 inch (.95 cm) yellow border. The background trimming was originally approved for the 2d Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment on 5 June 1963. It was amended to change the dimension of the black border on 16 January 1964. It was revised to change the description of the design on 20 February 1991. The trimming was redesignated for the 509th Infantry Regiment and amended to change the color of the border on 23 June 1992.

1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment

Beret Flash Description

A black shield-shaped embroidered item with a semi circular base edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow outer border and a 1/4 inch (.64 cm) yellow inner border with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide black notch on each side at the horizontal center line, 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height and 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in width overall. The beret flash was approved on 16 September 2005.

Background Trimming Description

A black oval shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm)
 yellow outer border and a 1/4 inch (.64 cm) yellow inner border with a
1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide black notch on each side at the horizontal center line,
1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall.
The background trimming was approved on 16 September 2005.

3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment
 

Beret Flash Description

A black shield-shaped embroidered item with a semi circular base edged
with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow outer border and a 1/4 inch (.64 cm)
yellow inner border with three 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide black notches at the
horizontal center line, 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height and 1 7/8 inches
(4.76 cm) in width overall. The beret flash was approved on 5 May 2005.

 

Background Trimming Description

A black oval shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow
outer border and a 1/4 inch (.64 cm) yellow inner border with three 1/8 inch
(.32 cm) wide black notches at the horizontal center line, 1 3/8 inches
(3.49 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall.
The background trimming was approved on 5 May 2005.



 
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