The unit crest pin is that of the 1279th Engineer Combat Battalion the patch is that of the 7th Army the following consisted of the, it also looks like it was a National Guard all African-American unit from Michigan.
34th Engineer Group (Combat)
ORGANIZATION - June 1954
HHC, 37th Engr Cbt Gp location: Pioneer Ksn, Hanau
5th Engr Cbt Bn
18th Engr Cbt Bn
35th Engr Cbt Bn (1)
317th Engr Cbt Bn
1279th Engr Cbt Bn replaced by 299th Engr Cbt Bn in Dec 1954
143rd Engr Co (FB) Hanau
373rd Engr Co (PB)
807th Engr Co (Lt Equip)
Hope this helps,
Thanks for your response, I really appreciate it.
The uniform has a laundry number so I can presume it is researchable. That is interesting that it is from an African-American unit.
Do you know where I might find a Michigan National Guard Unit roster? Or where to research a post-WW2 laundry number?
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