Just spoke with the son. He saw a troop with a Thunderbird patch
and asked him if was from Oklahoma. Talked a bit, and this troop told him there'd been a complaint that the Thunderbird has a 'too-close' resemblance to some racist symbol and that new troops in the 45th would no longer be issued this patch as a result.
I haven't found anything online, have fired a couple of e-mails off looking for information. Any of you heard anything about this? If not true, I want to let son know; if it IS true, I want to yell about it.
Yesterday I sent to the 45th ID museum and asked if they'd heard anything about such a change occurring; this morning they advised have heard of no such thing. So hopefully the troop who said this was passing on nothing more than a rumor.