Hi, I've been a lurker on this forum for years, since I'm a knife collector and its a great reference. I recently acquired this collection of stuff from another guy who got it from his neighbor, the wife of a Vietnam era Navy Seal who passed away from cancer a decade ago. We were going to put it in a shadow box for display at the local VFW but now I'm not sure that this guy was really a member of Seal Team One. I had Don Shipley run a search of the BUD/S database and Mr. Lennon's name was not on the list, so Don said he could not have been a Seal or UDT. So now I am trying to figure out what I've got here. Even Lennon wasn't a Seal, he gathered a bunch of authentic Vietnam memorabilia in the 60s and 70s. I know people who think he was a spook, because they saw a Mac-10 he had in a specially built briefcase. He was definitely in Vietnam from 66-74, but he wouldn't talk about it. Supposedly he was a communications expert after he left active duty. He worked for the phone company in civilian life. I know a guy who sold a bunch of Vietnam era radio, surveillance and eavesdropping gear for Lennon on Ebay years ago.
So I'd like to figure out what of this collection of stuff is real Vietnam era stuff and what is not. If Lennon was a poser, none of this stuff is going up in the VFW. But if he was really a spook, he deserves credit for that. In the photo there is a MACV-SOG get out of jail free card. Different from all the ones I've found on the web. It says "Do Not Laminate" on the back. Very well worn, but the weird thing is I have a mimeographed copy of the card when it was new. Just like we photocopy our passports and other important papers when we travel. Comments are welcome, that's why I'm posting, If anyone want to see more photos, just let me know. If I can even figure out how to do that.