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Vietnamese Montagnard Presentation Shirt.

Started by irish , Nov 27 2014 04:26 PM

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#1 irish

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:26 PM

This is a bringback from a Military Intelligence NCO serving in Vietnam during 1966 and 1967.

Serving with Advisory Teams #35 and #33. He was the Senior Intelligence NCO for the Khanh Hoa Sector, of which Nha Trang was located.

 

In addition a picture of him wearing the shirt. Interestingly another individual who served in Adv Team #33 identified the location of the photo as outside the main gate in Ban Me Thout.

 

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#2 irish

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

Photo

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 05:51 PM

Thats a great piece



#4 Garandomatic

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 06:35 PM

Dad's buddy was there in '69-70. Very cool. I always enjoy seeing things from Camp Coryell/Ban Me Thuot.



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 08:13 PM

Very, very nice.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:24 PM

That whole group you showed over on WAF is incredible.



#7 irish

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:44 AM

Thanks fellas

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:42 AM

Very kool shirt and having a pic of him wearing it in-country is uber kool!



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:42 AM

Some additional items in the group. Crossbow and Arrows as well as a Spear.  the arrow quiver has a presentation from Mr. Y-Tui Nie Hrah: Assistant District Chief of Administration Khan Duong District.

Spear is long at 66" and tipped with a well made and sharp metal point.  The crossbow is also well made measuring 42" x 42" and looking quite usable as opposed to a souvenir item. Inside the quiver when emptied out was a spare trigger for the crossbow.

 

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:43 AM

Carving at head of crossbow.

 

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:48 AM

More: I must thank my buddy Jon who tracked this group down with the family.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 11:00 AM

Irish, That is a way cool and hard to find grouping. Thanks for sharing it. The Montagnard shirt and picture is way cool !!!

Regards, Mitch



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 05:56 PM

amazing !

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

Some additional items belonging to this group.;

 

Wild looking Ceremonial Rice Wine Straw ( thanks Doyler for helping to ID this piece) and  three Montagnard Bracelets.  The map in background shows Montagnard Tribal locations.  Prepared by the U.S. Special Warfare Dept.

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#15 irish

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

more.  That is a large horned beetle head and some old French Indochina Coins.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

Outstanding

#18 irish

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:57 AM

Outstanding


Thanks I am quite pleased to have added it to my collection.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:19 AM

Just yesterday I was looking through a 1965 National Geographic that had photos of Special Forces soldiers wearing these shirts.  I was wondering what they where and its no surprise that I found the answer on this forum. 



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:55 PM

Amazing group.
Nice detail to the cross bow.

I wonder how long it took to make a montagnard shirts like this one? Any idea?

Again, super cool group. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Best
Martin

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:19 AM

Just as an aside, here's a photo of a Montagnard loincloth that a MACV SOG vet was presented and brought back. The vet's bringback collection was sold and broken up - I was only able to buy a Dac Cong uniform that he had captured. These Montagnard items are extremely interesting and my congrats go out to the OP on the fantastic addition to his collection. If I were younger I might pursue this line of collecting.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:03 PM

awesome stuff, here is a link to another great set of yard shirts if you haven't seen it.

 

http://www.usmilitar...-shirt/?hl=yard



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:18 AM

Just as an aside, here's a photo of a Montagnard loincloth that a MACV SOG vet was presented and brought back. The vet's bringback collection was sold and broken up - I was only able to buy a Dac Cong uniform that he had captured. These Montagnard items are extremely interesting and my congrats go out to the OP on the fantastic addition to his collection. If I were younger I might pursue this line of collecting.

Is that the pool at Camp Coryell?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:43 AM

Amazing, correct Ceremonial Shirt. Very difficult to find these in larger sizes. Vintage 60's versions of these shirts are now impossible to find in any condition, attributed or not to US person. A dying art, and the Ede and other Yard tribes who could make these shirts are sadly persecuted or gone.




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