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#1 viking73

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

Hi,

 

I picked a couple of U.S. Army lighters recently I wanted to share here.

 

The first up is from a Nike-Ajax Missile unit that was part of the Milwaukee defense area.  There's no makers mark/logo on the bottom which is a bit unusual I think.  But it looks the same and is the same size as all the Japanese made lighters (Vulcan, Ace, etc.) of the 50's and 60's I have in my collection.  I love the ARADCOM shield and engraving on this one.  The 3rd Missile Battalion/67th Artillery manned Nike site M-54 from 9/58 - 2/61.

 

-Derek

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#2 viking73

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:43 PM

Here's the other one.  Engraved as Battery C, 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery.  This is a Vulcan brand lighter.  Must be from the 1960's with the "RVN" inscription which is very cool to think it must have belonged to a Vietnam Vet.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

-Derek

 

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:46 PM

Very cool.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:08 AM

Nice. I like the 30th ARTY one.


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