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#176 J_Andrews

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

Mitch: Re the 2-506 Recon pocket patch shoqwn at lower right in your posted picture: I designed it, around Christmas of 1970. More accurately, I re-drew it from a crude scribble the LT OIC gave me. I suggested that the colors be red-white-and BLUE (vice black) to carry on the colors of the 506th jump wings oval. But the LT stated they were not on jump status and none of his guys would appreciate it -- so it stayed black.

Some were sewn on the tops of boonies hats, some were enclosed in plastic pocket hangers; they were NOT (to my knowledge) worn sewn to the jacket, as the 101st chain of command disliked "renegade" patches and preferred to see the Screaming Eagle ONLY and EVERYWHERE. IIRC 50 were made on the first order, through a patch shop in Phu Bai.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:01 PM

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SFC Hobert Russell (right) outside 40th Med, Cu Chi.


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:16 PM

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25th Infantry Machine Gunner by Corbis.

#179 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:33 PM

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13 March 1968, Cu Chi, South Vietnam --- Refreshment : A tank isn't the most pleasant place to be so a little refreshment is always welcome. This GI tries a slice of watermelon, bought from a young vendor at Cu Chi, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon. --- Image by Bettmann/CORBIS

#180 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

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M113 APC, 1/5th Infantry "Bobcats".
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam.


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

Man you guys have some awesome jackets that I can only dream about! My jackets are nothing close! :drool2: :o

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

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M113 APC, A CO, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce".
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam 1970 /Gary O'Rourke collection/.


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#183 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:57 PM

Man you guys have some awesome jackets that I can only dream about! My jackets are nothing close! :drool2: :o

Thanks mate ! You know it is only a matter of time and patience. Those jackets are 20 years of collecting.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:05 PM

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M113 APC, A Co, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce"
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam /Gary O'Rourke collection/.


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:08 PM

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M113 APC, A Co, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce"
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam /Gary O'Rourke collection/.


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#186 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:13 PM

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M113 APC, A Co, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce"
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam /photographer Cpt Bill Lechner/.


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#187 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:18 PM

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M113 APC, A Co, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce"
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam /Gary O'Rourke collection/.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:24 PM

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M113 APC, 1/5th Infantry "Bobcats".
Recon Platoon Track 004 , 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam.


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#189 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:28 PM

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M113 APC, A Co, 2/22nd Infantry "Triple Deuce"
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam /photographer Cpt Bill Lechner/.


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#190 Andrei

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

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M113 APC, 1/5th Infantry "Bobcats".
25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" , Vietnam.


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#191 American Graffiti

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:42 AM

Not sure if this is relevant here. But it's a nice Vietnam era cotton t-shirt crudely printed with 'Wolfhounds'

Anyway, would like to contribute in some way to this great thread.

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#192 Andrei

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:47 AM

Not sure if this is relevant here. But it's a nice Vietnam era cotton t-shirt crudely printed with 'Wolfhounds'

Anyway, would like to contribute in some way to this great thread.

AG

Hey, I know at least one member who gonna be very jealous of your t-shirt !

#193 American Graffiti

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:27 PM

'Merci mon brave'

Thanks Andrei,

I like the unusual things like this, but really you have some great jackets.

Great thread,

AG

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

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Wolfhounds dont like VCs !

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:28 PM

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Welcome to the Shamrock ! Charlie Co, 2nd Wolfhounds, 25th Inf. Div., June 1969.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

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Day Rift. Wolfhound on patrol.


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:41 PM

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Waikiki East, Cu Chi, 1969.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:46 PM

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Wolfhounds Banner, Cu Chi.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

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The CP group.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:57 PM

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