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#1 36-tex

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:55 PM

This became mine last night.  Sadly it has a LIVE infestation and is so chewed up the jacket is not worth saving.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:56 PM

closeup of 6th RANGER tab/SSI

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#3 36-tex

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:57 PM

dog-tag that matches the name in the jacket

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#5 John Conway

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:59 PM

Bag it and place in the freezer for a couple of weeks. That will terminate the infestation. Dry clean next - maybe you can save It!



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

That's one jacket that is sure worth the time and effort to save! Hope it turns out well, and please let us know. Love the tag as well

#7 Rakkasan187

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:08 PM

Mark,

 

It can be saved.. Place it in a freezer bag in the freezer for 72 hours. Take it out, thaw it for 24 hours, vacuum the uniform, the liner, the pockets, collar, all inside and out. Place it back in the freezer in a new freezer bag and refreeze for another 24-48 hours. Take out again and repeat the process..

 

You can remove the metal insignia so rust with the thaw wont start to develop

 

Leigh



#8 Timberwolf

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:16 PM

Honestly that's in better shape than some jackets I've seen.



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:28 PM

Don't strip it!!!!!! Have you checked to see if he participated in the great raid?

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:33 PM

Here is the roster for the Cabanatuan raid

http://philippine-de..._battalion.html

#11 jguy1986

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:43 PM

Honestly that's in better shape than some jackets I've seen.


Yeah, I have a couple named ones with more significant moth damage that I won't strip, and they aren't as rare as this one. Definitely worth killing the bugs and leaving this one together, as a damaged named ranger jacket is better than none at all.

#12 5thranger17

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

Please please please do not strip this beauty! 6th Ranger uniforms are the rarest of the Ranger Battalions because of how few members served in that unit!

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:39 PM

Nice find Mark



#14 firefighter

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:05 PM

Great looking jacket.



#15 BEAST

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:09 PM

It is what it is and as a uniform collector, I think it looks great. If he was an Indiana vet, I would be trying to work a deal with you right now! Please don't strip it!

#16 Rakkasan187

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:08 PM

Mark,

 

It can be saved.. Place it in a freezer bag in the freezer for 72 hours. Take it out, thaw it for 24 hours, vacuum the uniform, the liner, the pockets, collar, all inside and out. Place it back in the freezer in a new freezer bag and refreeze for another 24-48 hours. Take out again and repeat the process..

 

You can remove the metal insignia so rust with the thaw wont start to develop

 

Leigh

 

I want to add since some are saying not to strip the uniform, I agree 100%, however, you can remove the metal insignia and replace into the same holes again once fumigation is completed.. You do not want condensation to build up on the metal pins and clutches which will cause rusting. So once fumigation is complete then re-attach the metal insignia

 

Leigh



#17 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:16 PM

Everyone is right, don't strip, nice score.

#18 tball101

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:30 PM

Mark, I am very envious of this one. Fantastic find.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:32 PM

Hey...Hey...no stripping on the forum. ..

#20 z19

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 05:42 PM

Hey...Hey...no stripping on the forum. ..

 

Now that's funny....only you would come up with that Robert. Alex



#21 Eric Queen

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

The link to the Cabanatuan Raid participant list no longer works. Does anyone know if there is another one (link)?

 

Thank you



#22 AustinO

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:12 AM

Eric:

https://web.archive...._battalion.html



#23 Eric Queen

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Austin. I appreciate it. 



#24 Military_Curator

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:34 PM

I'm a bit late to this one, lol. Was this uniform stripped or was it saved?



#25 manayunkman

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

Great jacket.


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