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#1 Jennings Lane

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:49 AM

What was the purpose of these U.S. Army Vietnam era plastic bag? Approx 4 1/2" x 7 1/2". At first I thought they were to keep ammo dry, but the google translation of the Vietnamese directions doesn't seem to match that use. It may be that I'm not translating it correctly. Thanks

 

chiêu hồi giúp bạn gặp lại cha mẹ vợ con trong cảnh thanh bình của nước việt tự do dân chủ

 

Recipes help you meet parents, wife and children in the peaceful scene of free Vietnam, democracy

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#2 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:07 AM

They were to keep mags dry and clean, but served a dual purpose as surrender leaflets/ safe conduct passes when they were dropped by soldiers removing the mags to use. 


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#3 Jennings Lane

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:12 AM

Thanks, that makes sense.

 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:46 AM

Part of the Chieu Hoi program as stated to be magazine covers and discarded and encourage the surrender and defection of the enemy to the South.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:30 AM

Thanks Doyler, always appreciated.

 

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