Posted 5 years ago
Scott here is the photo you asked to see. Note the Blue Airborne tab on the 101st patch. The tab should be black but is colored blue. My guess is that the photographer had just done an 82nd Airborne photo and assumed that they all were blue. He was a chef which is why he got the T under three stripes before he finished his first year in service. Before he finished basic the officers found out that he was a chef and put him in charge of the officers mess so he needed the stripes to order the corporals and privates around. By the time the war ended he was a "hard" Staff Sgt meaning that he no longer had a T in his stripes. Since he was German born and spoke with a thick German accent during the Bulge he was ordered never to go anywhere without an escort. The officers didn't want their chef shot as a spy!