Hello everyone and happy holidays,
I just picked up this m-1955 2nd model body armor. It's dated 1980 and is not mint, but in reasonably good shape. The price was just so good I had to have it. Id like to use it in a veterans day display next year, so my question is were Marines using these in Beirut from 80 to 83, or had they switched completely over to the newer vest by that time? Were these worn with the RDF shirts and helmet covers? I look forward to hearing all of your input, and thanks in advance for the help.