Occupation was defined as infantry or other/unknown based on indication of an infantry-related job specialty (general infantry, rifleman, mortarman, missileman
, or machine gunner).
One of the aspects I find particularly interesting is that in neither instance is a Missileman Badge (the "pocket rocket") being worn or displayed.
The Missileman Badge, originally called the Guided Missile Insignia, was established in 1958 at the direction of then-CSAF Gen.
Why did General LeMay not wear the Missileman Badge?
One night I just looked around and wondered what I was doing there," says Riggs, 50, who spent 11 years in the Army, including a year in Germany where he was a Patriot missileman
Missileman Ronald Harding, 28, has access to hi-tech armaments despite a conviction for battering wife Melanie.
A Navy spokeswoman said: "A Missileman is involved in all types of weaponry but does not have unsupervised access to them.
Now 29, he was a member of the Coventry Sea Cadet Unit before joining the navy in 1988 as a specialist missileman
for the ship's gunnery and missile equipment.