Co G 143rd Infantry Airborne Ranger Scroll Soft Enamel Pin πŸͺ‚πŸͺ– LRRP, LRS, HLG For Sale

Co G 143rd Infantry Airborne Ranger Scroll Soft Enamel Pin πŸͺ‚πŸͺ– LRRP, LRS, HLG
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Co G 143rd Infantry Airborne Ranger Scroll Soft Enamel Pin πŸͺ‚πŸͺ– LRRP, LRS, HLG:
$10.00

Limited custom run of company G 143rd Infantry Houston Light Guard Ranger Scroll Soft Enamel Pins
This was one of only two National Guard Airborne Ranger Companies during the 80's and one of three National Guard Corps LRS Companies in the 90s. πŸͺ‚πŸͺ– Originally formed on San Jacinto Day 1873 as the Houston Light Guard, it was one of Texas oldest militias and served as a social club for Houston's elite. Dubbed "the world beaters," they were invincible for over a decade in national drill competitions in the late 19th century and used the cash prizes to purchase their privately owned $50k three story armory and clubhouse in the middle of downtown Houston. They fought in the Spanish American War, on the Rio Grand Border, WWI, and WWII in the 36th Infantry Division, earning a Colmar Pocket Battle Streamer. The company was later part of the Texas 71st Airborne Brigade and later the 36th Airborne Brigade before being redesignated an Airborne Ranger Company. They received front cover recognition on Soldier of Fortune Magazine in April 1980 as a unique and elite Airborne unit. The company alone has produced six flag officers throughout it's history. Their armory is now home to The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
Their Ranger Scroll is red, blue, and gold to signify the colors of the original Houston Light Guard ceremonial drill uniform which consisted of a red coat with gold epaulets and gold piping and blue pants with a red blood stripe. The HLG initials signified their official US Army special designation of Houston Light Guard. This pin is perfect for your VFW/AL/DAV/AMVETS/MOPH Garrison Cap πŸ«‘πŸŽ–οΈ or personal collection. Please limit purchase to 2. Shipping may be combined.
  • 1 1/2" x 1 3/8" Soft Enamel Pin
  • Black Plating
  • Two Butterfly Clutch Fixings
  • Laser Cut: "G co (Ranger) 143rd IN "Houston Light Guard" on the back
  • Polybag Package

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