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Original U.S. Vietnam War Era 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Beret Grouping With ID Card and Special Forces Association Cards - 1st Lieutenant Peter E. Shoop

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Item Description

Original Items: Only One Grouping Available. This is a lovely little grouping attributed to Peter Eugene Shoop (ASN:291406225) who was a First Lieutenant with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), US Army Reserve. The 11th Special Forces Group was a U.S. Army Reserve Group located along the east coast of the United States. It was activated as part of the Army Reserves in Boston, Massachusetts on March 1, 1961. The 11th and 12th SF groups reported directed to the 97th and 86th Army Reserve Command. Beginning on December 1, 1989, the 11th and 12th SF Groups came under the control of the United States Army Reserve Special Operations Command (USARSOC). The 11th SFGA, along with the 12th SFGA, was deactivated in 1994 as a cost cutting measure. Many of the Soldiers of both reserve groups would join either the 19th or 20th Special Forces Groups of the U.S. Army's National Guard.

The Items In This Grouping:
- Green Beret: This is a very good condition BERET, MANS, WOOL, in the correct RIFLE GREEN color of the U.S. Army Special Forces, usually referred to as the "Green Berets". The owner of this rare beret served in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) during the Vietnam war. The beret is offered in very good condition and also features a 1st Lieutenant Rank insignia ona Red, White and Blue embroidered 11th SFG (A) flash. The Beret is approximately size 7 3/4 (56cm). The interior lining is a quilted pattern yellow/gold polished lining with a complete cloth label for BANCROFT MILITARY CAPS.

- Master Parachutists Badge on 11th SFG (A) Oval Breast Patch: To be eligible for the Master Parachutist Badge, an individual must have been rated excellent in character and efficiency and have met the following requirements:

Participated in a minimum of 65 jumps including twenty-five jumps with combat equipment to consist of normal TOE equipment, including individual weapon carried by the individual in combat whether the jump was in actual or simulated combat. In cases of simulated combat the equipment will include water rations (actual or dummy), ammunition (actual or dummy), and other essential items necessary to sustain an individual in combat. Four night jumps must also be made during the hours of darkness, one as jumpmaster of a stick. Five mass tactical jumps must be made which culminate in an airborne assault problem with a unit equivalent to a battalion or larger; a separate company/battery; or an organic staff of regimental size or larger. The individual must fill a position commensurate with their rank or grade during the problem.

Either graduated from the Jumpmaster Course of the Airborne Department of the Infantry School or the Jumpmaster School of a separate airborne battalion or larger airborne unit, or infantry divisions and separate infantry brigades containing organic airborne elements, including the U.S. Army Alaska Jumpmaster Course, or served as jumpmaster on one or more combat jumps or as jumpmaster on 33 noncombat jumps.
Have served on jump status with an airborne unit or other organization authorized parachutists for a total of 36 months (may be non-consecutive).

The 25 combat equipment jumps necessary to qualify for the Master Parachutist Badge must be from a static line.

- 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Unconventional Warfare Checklist: This pocket sized booklet was used as a “guide” or “reference” for Special Forces leadership and contains formats as well as literal checklists for planning military operations and attacks.

- ID Card: The ID card is for 1st Lt Shoop and still retains all information as well as fingerprints on the reverse.

- American Defense Preparedness Association Membership Card for 1981: This is an association of American manufacturers formed in the post-World War II period for the purpose of influencing the Congress and the American public to support a sustained high level of public spending on advanced weapons systems and other defense needs.

- Special Forces Association Membership Card for 1981: The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.

Also included is his Voter ID card, George Washington University card and a Phonetic alphabet card and a small Special Forces Green Beret patch though this may have been added but we are uncertain.

We have not been able to locate any information on Lt. Shoop’s military service, making for a fantastic research opportunity. Comes more than ready for display.

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