I found this at the swap meet today. I did an on line search for Iraqi Army back packs and could not find this exact pack, but I did find packs with this same dark green web strap material. The stamp and makers tag and the way its made do not add up to a U.S. issued item, but it was in the group of stuff I bought.
Army Sgt bring back items Iraq March 15 2003
Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:16 PM
This I know to be an Iraqi Army back pack and this is an Iraqi Army pants and shirt. The shirt and pants are well worn and show repairs.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:18 PM
The Sgt. was good enough to tag this gas mask and bag with his name and the date he picked it up.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:20 PM
The Sgt. was also good enough to tag the canteen with his name and the date he picked this up.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:24 PM
The coolest thing this Sgt. did in my opinion is tag the helmet with his name and date he picked it up. March 25 2003, this puts him outside of Baghdad. This was a good find from one vet!
Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:10 PM
I borrowed this photo from another site. This is an Iraqi backpack with that dark green strap like the one I posted.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:59 PM
Very nice grouping! The Iraqis had a hodge-podge of militaria from a variety of countries. I especially like the fact that he tagged his swag.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 06:23 PM
I was looking for more info on line and found info on Iraqi gas masks. According to the site this mark on the gas mask I picked up showing a tower mark denotes this is made in country and not a imported. True?
Edited by P-59A, 25 February 2018 - 06:25 PM.
Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:14 PM
Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:10 PM
Think the contract that reads "cont gsa" stands for contract general service administration? Maybe US-made for the Iraqi army or somebody over there?
I didn't show this in the first photo. The tag that says 100% cotton made in India. My first thought was the same as yours, but it has too many issues to be a US pack. Maybe unauthorized use of material intended to be a "cont gsa" but diverted for Iraqi use? I see nothing that indicates it was resewn.
Edited by P-59A, 25 February 2018 - 11:12 PM.
Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:40 AM
Interesting bring backs indeed! I especially like the helmet, and how all the stuff is tagged!! Thanks for sharing!
Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:39 PM
great stuff! I've got a few Iraqi items with the vets name written on them as well. Guess they didn't want anybody stealing them!
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