In 1982- late 1984 in G Co. 143d, we did wear Black Beret and a scroll, which I would post a pic of if I knew how to get it on here. It was common practice to wear the "T patch" underneath the Airborne Ranger scroll, which drew frequent comments. Apparently there was an official letter authorizing this to "keep the 36th ID lineage alive". The division in the Texas guard then was the 49th AD. Some guys wore only the "T Patch" with an Airborne tab above it. Why??? I don't know, that was never explained to me.
Co. G 143rd Inf (Airborne Ranger/LRRP) 1982-1984
Commercial Helicopter pilot 2001- last night at least (flying offshore night MEDEVAC contract)
Yes it's DARK over the open ocean at night.... very dark