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Yellow/Black Ribbon on VN Headgear???

Started by DiGilio , Sep 27 2011 06:13 PM

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#1 DiGilio

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:13 PM

I recently bought this boonie hat which has a yellow/black ribbon tied in the back (using sellers pictures). And last week I saw a VN made ERDL hat on ebay with the same yellow/black ribbon tied on it. Does anyone know if the ribbons symbolizes anything???

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

I think I have heard of them being worn by guys who were short. But I could be thinking of somethingelse.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:05 PM

It is a short-timers ribbon off a bottle of Seagrams VO.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:12 PM

Seagram's V.O. Whiskey has that ribbon around the neck. Google Seagram's V.O. and you can fins a photo of the ribbon on the bottle.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:51 PM

Wow! Great piece of trivia!

Of course, now we will see dozens of boonies with black and yellow ribbons pop into the market!

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

Just another observation, the boonie has a US Navy Liberty cuff stitched to the top ("Rebel Flag"). These were commonly found, not saying this hat is Navy, just has a commonly found patch that is a liberty cuff.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:37 PM

I think I have a VAL-4 jungle jacket with that ribbon. I will dig it out for the end of the week.
Cool hat by the way ! I am glad you got it.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:31 AM

...I think I have heard of them being worn by guys who were short...

As the Short-Timer's ribbon on this Air Policeman's right pocket (at a base in Morocco ca. 1960)? An AP out of uniform? Shocking!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:41 AM

Must not have been a Marine thing, at least in the mid-late 60s. I'd never herard of that before.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:47 PM

I was an Air Policeman in Germany (38th APS, Sembach), 1960-1963. The Short-timer's ribbon was pretty common on our base during this timeframe. I have even seen some wrapped around a rectangular shape to make it look lik a standard ribbon bar. Saying goes you could wear the ribbon when you became a 2-digit midget (less than 100 days before PCS'ing).

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:08 AM

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Truncated sleeves jungle jacket worn by Black Pony Chris Shemet with the short-timer ribbon.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:09 AM

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