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Old 13-11-18, 09:03 AM
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This soldiers is wearing a miniature US 1st Cavalry patch on his slouch hat. Is he an Australian or American? If an Australian, is wearing US insignia common practice?
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Old 13-11-18, 09:16 AM
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He is Australian.

Its common practice for Australians who are attached to US formations to wear US insignia and Australian insignia on their uniforms.

Also Americans don't wear Australian slouch hats.

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Old 13-11-18, 01:49 PM
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I agree with Mick. An American would not wear a white under shirt. Look at the marine on the right.

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This soldiers is wearing a miniature US 1st Cavalry patch on his slouch hat. Is he an Australian or American? If an Australian, is wearing US insignia common practice?
He is an Australian with the International Security Assistance Force which was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement.[1][2] Its main purpose was to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding key government institutions, but was also engaged in the 2001–present war with the Taliban insurgency.
ISAF ceased combat operations and was disbanded in December 2014, with some troops remaining behind in an advisory role as part of ISAF's successor organization

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