U.S.Navy Headgear in Vietnam
Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:46 PM
Andrei, I'm wondering where the LT McClure Beret is now? I'd like to get in touch with whoever has it. I was wondering if there's any chance of getting it back to LT McClure.
Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:05 PM
Posted 25 October 2015 - 02:02 PM
No closeup photos, sorry.
I also wish I'd have kept up with my badge like the one below.
Dan, I was going back through some of the old postings and came across this one of yours (see post #85) - image of Saigon Pocket Hanger..
I have a similar pocket hanger, but it is stamped "Ben Tre". It came with a couple of items and berets from a TF-116 veteran. Can you tell me what was the purpose of these pockets hangers or how they were used?
Edited by digi-shots, 25 October 2015 - 02:06 PM.
Posted 10 November 2015 - 01:05 PM
Here are two that I picked up a couple of weeks ago...
Edited by digi-shots, 10 November 2015 - 01:16 PM.
Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:09 AM
Picked A NAG beret up ages ago that looks just like the very first one in at the start of this post, but has embroidered near the ribbon what looks to be Di Duc? Duc the best translation I could do was "virtue." Anybody know anything about the embroidery? Thanks.
Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:51 AM
Robert Easley who served with MST-2 Alpha Det
supporting SEAL platoon Hotel in 1970
Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:00 AM
sailor. He was a 3 war veteran. I also purchased a number of items
from his estate I will post later. His TS are not patched out or anything
special but they have actual use and history.
Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:16 AM
Thanks for the information. I found him on the Warboats site as well. The "togetherweserved" site sailor is a different sailor. That sailor is an " Edward" and not a
Robert L. Easley....I have a couple of his military manuals
and one of them has him serving on LCU 1498 at some point. I believe I found him listed as a crewmember on a destroyer in 1958 as well. He certainly had a lot of boat experience!
Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:16 AM
Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:21 AM
What a great tiger stripe boonie. It does not get much better than that. I like the "been there " look to it and because I collect Brown Water Navy , it is especially nice. . That is a great TRINH SAT DAC BIET (Special Reconnaissance Team ) beret flash too. Thanks for sharing.
Edited by Mitch, 18 August 2016 - 08:22 AM.
Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:38 AM
I'll be posting everything I got from this individual under the
" group" forum shortly. Hopefully this weekend. One of the
other coolest piece is his webgear.
Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:04 PM
I think I posted photos in another thread when I first got this beret.
In reading through some of the posts here on "Vietnam Navy Headgear", I realized I hadn't posted these pics of a
Vietnamese beret. It was worn by a US Navy MCPO during his deployment while assigned to USNAD Danang, 11/1965-11/1966.
Edited by digi-shots, 22 October 2017 - 05:07 PM.
Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:06 PM
My name is Scott McClure, I am Roberts son. The beret you have was lifted from him while slept in the old Paris airport on his way back to the US from Vietnam in 1970. He is still kicking and in the last 10 years has started attending RIVDIV515 reunions. He (and my sons and I) would very much like to have this relic back in the family, and it would be a great thing for their next reunion. If you are at all interested in relinquishing the beret for money or a story, please contact me.
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