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#1 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:12 AM

Just got this one in from the vet that wore it! 

Interestingly, I also got his OG-107s fatigues that have a red patches on them as well.

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:31 AM

Looking good so far but we need to know more about the Marine.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

Shes lookin real sweet so far Jerry !!

Looking forward to more

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#4 Nickman983

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

Awesome helmet! I'm not sure why but these shore party helmets always catch my fancy. I added one to my collection not too long ago but it's not nearly as nice as this one!

 

I know it's the helmets forum but you've got to share at least one picture of the marked fatigues!

 

 

Looking good so far but we need to know more about the Marine.

 

I'll second this!



#5 sgtdorango

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:47 AM

Very nice!....lets see the shirt and pants!...do you know what years he was in?....mike

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:30 PM

sweatband looks post war



#7 Blacksmith

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

Korean War Shore Party? Sorry, I am confused.

#8 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:02 PM

He actually served in Vietnam! (61-62)

I'll get more pics soon.



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:57 PM

Nice helmet, I always did think those covers were mostly an early vietnam thing

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:15 PM

Nice. Seen a good amount of pictures of SP members with red patches on their helmet during Vietnam. A good chunk using old ww2 covers. Very nice

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:30 PM

He had a set of the WW2 HBT's he said "those were highly coveted" by the Marines.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:08 AM

very nice helmet, alot of ww2 vets stayed and retired during viet nam era



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:24 AM

Thanks Jerry. I guess I never thought about Korea and Vietnam as having real amphibious assaults.

So much to learn... :)

He actually served in Vietnam! (61-62)
I'll get more pics soon.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:51 AM

Thanks Jerry. I guess I never thought about Korea and Vietnam as having real amphibious assaults.

So much to learn... :)
 

 

Inchon for Korea and I know some Marines hit the beach in landing craft in Viet Nam but I don't think those landings were opposed.
 



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:35 AM

https://www.critical...ter_White-Beach

 

 

 

Hit the beach.

 

Its a large operation.

 

https://www.critical...hicle-Personnel

 

 

There are a bunch of related vids in a menu on the side when you get to the page


Edited by rooster77, 11 September 2019 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:21 AM

They weren't always used on the beach,

I've seen footage of marines being resupplied in the field, 2 men with Red Squares on their covers tossing out cases of C rats and ammo, at least one had a frogskin cover

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:04 AM

Mr. Jerry- I visited with a USMC Vietnam veteran who wore the red square on his headgear and clothing but he was involved with helicopter landings/re-supply.  I will forward some photos of a few photos of his for reference.



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:11 PM

Here is the set of hbts. I also have a few sets of of 107s

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

I arrived in Da Nang on May 10, 1966 and I was assigned to 3rd Shore Party Bn.  I was immediately given several 1" red squares and 1" X 3" red rectangles to be sewn on my covers and trousers.  My avatar shows myself (left) and two others three days later before leaving the perimeter for a night LP.  I don't remember red squares on our helmet covers. 




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