One by one the progressive mayors and college presidents across the south have been chipping away at not only our heritage, but the honor of fallen heroes, many of who died in the great 'War for Southern Independence'. Actually those who would tear down these Confederate Monuments could care less about the statues themselves. It's not about these pieces of stone and bronze stained by the years. It's a power struggle between progressives and conservatives. I thought this was settled, a least for a short while with the election of Donald Trump. I was wrong, and now I fear we are on the losing side once again. Some of us are fighting back. The purpose of this blog is to inform you there is hope. We are attempting to raise funds to erect plaques honoring our fallen Confederate boys in gray. Plaques that will grace the town squares of small towns in the South where they will be welcome. Towns where the voters still have some common sense, unlike those idiots in the large cities and those poor lost young people in our universities. All denotations will be appreciated with the lion's share going to preserve the memory of those who fought and died in that great conflict.

Monday, February 22, 2010

45th Infantry Division Insignias

As a young boy I lived near Camp Polk, which was located near Leesville, Louisiana where my father worked during the Korean War. At that time the 45th Infantry Division, Thunder bird Division was stationed there prior to deployment to Korea. I collected many military patches in those days, but was most impressed by the 45th's patch --- the Thunder bird. Recently I put an image of that patch in my blog's side bar and while looking for that image made a startling discovery.

The first image below is the division patch from 1920-1939. The second from 1939-Present. Read full story here.

Division Patch 1920-1939

Division Patch 1939-Present

The twists and turns of history never cease to amaze me. Could the ancient native American tribes know that a great symbol of theirs would be stolen by a mad man half a world away and discredited for eternity!

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