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US 9th Infantry Regt Manchu Mile buckle

Article about: What you have there is a cartridge belt buckle that was made for wear on the various types of cartridge/ammo belts used from the 1920's through the early 1940s. I have a good size collection

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    What you have there is a cartridge belt buckle that was made for wear on the various types of cartridge/ammo belts used from the 1920's through the early 1940s. I have a good size collection of Manchu buckles and have one of these along with the 1926 original that is worn on the Sam Brown belt from that time period. I have acquired a good amount of info on these buckles and posted it on my web site here Manchu Buckle - C Co 3/9 MANCHU "The Chosen Few" .

    I don't see these popping up very often. They are more rare then the 1926 originals which I have seen come up for sale more often then the cartridge buckle. That is a good find on your part.

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    Great information on this buckle - thanks - and welcome to the forum!

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    Great looking cartridge belt buckle! I'm no expert on them - but thought I'd show you a later version of the buckles that are awarded for completing the Manchu Mile. Not sure if it changed since when I used to do it, but the requirement was to complete a 25 mile road march with full combat equipment in under 8 hours.

    I earned mine back in 1990 at Fort Ord, Califirnia while assigned as the 9th Regiment Fire Support Officer with 2/8Field Artillery. It needs a little Brasso, I think!

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    Thanks Helmet! Came across this forum while searching for buckles.
    Mark, I earned mine in 88 at Ft Ord with C co 3/9. They do now have a new buckle to go with the ACU rigger belts that are now awarded to today's Manchus for completing the Mile. See attached a photo from my web site.

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    Manchu - I love that new belt buckle!
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    Mark, I believe this sounds like the buckle that is mentioned in item #2. I hope to confirm this in the near future.

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    Here is my collection so far

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    Wow, wht an amazing collection!! I'm going to keep looking for one of the ACU buckles - I don't have any contacts left with the 9th.

    Who was the 3/9 Bn commander when you were there? It wasn't Ed Filliberti, was it? Chrck Swannack commanded 2/9 in the 90 timeframe - ended up a 2 star commanding 82d ABN.
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    We had LTC Tom Scott in 87 -89 and then Lynzenski (?) 89 -91 when I got out.

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    Anyone know where I can buy this buckle I have mine from 2006 but trying buy or get some different ones

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