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#1 Corpsmancollector

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:30 PM

Found this M56 pouch whilst digging out some stuff to sell. It's been customised by adding 'N' to the US already stamped on the front. I guess this guy was a proud sailor! It's also named too and it looks period to me. I hadn't seen one like it before and thought members might like to see it. It's '59 dated...SEAL? Corpsman? Brown Water Navy? Who knows! Opinions always welcomed.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:40 AM

No input guys? I was wondering whether the name might appear in the Vietnam database?

Will

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:58 AM

Will
I cant help with the name.I have seen the WW2 deck jackets and other items when marked USN with an added MC for a marine who altered the USN markings.Seen this on cNteen covers and first aid pouches as well.Have to say this is the first M56 pouch I hve seen altered to USN.

If he was a UDT/SEAL there are members here with access to rosters and should be an easy search for them.Good luck

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:12 AM

Thanks Ron, I've seen 'MC' added on field gear and uniforms too. A classic example of esprit de corps!

It's an interesting piece, there's nothing to suggest who used it and we may never know. Thought some of the Vietnam guys might like to see it.

Will


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