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  1. Photos of the liner which is secured to the crown and sewn around the lower edge of the cap.
  2. More photos. Top and front of cap with shawl pulled down.
  3. A US "second pattern" cap, fully lined in beige/khaki/OD cotton twill with size stamp in the crown. It appears that the turban sides of the cap are made of one piece of wool with a seam at the back. The crown is more rounded that the other styles with more pointed shape. Also there appears to be a welt sewn in between the turban body side and the crown. The wrap around shawl piece is made from a different color wool. The wool of the entire cap appears to be of a more loosely woven variety than the wool melton seen on the unlined caps.
  4. ...what Alonzo said... That all of the men and women serving in the armed services anywhere in the world would be safe and secure and be able to come home soon to their families. Beyond that I wish for Peace on Earth. Another idea... Why don't we all take the money that was planned to buy militaria goodies this holiday season and donate it to homesforourtroops.org or the USO or other organization that does good things for our service members. Check this out. http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/Page...ename=JohnJones God Bless.
  5. We've lost touch recently, but I've known Alan personally for many years and can echo Mr. Gawne's sentiments. I would tend think it is mostly a supplier issue. Of course this is no excuse for not providing timely responses to emails, offers of payment refund or more web updates to keep customers aware of any issues with their orders etc. It has saddened me to read through this thread. I hope all turns out for the best.
  6. Another canteen cover variation with DSA 75 date, with both vertical stitching and web reinforcement/stitching around the middle, this one is designated M1967 as opposed to LC-1. Apart from the stitching and M1967 designation, the manufacturing variation noted on this cover has the web "cup lip" reinforcement set in between the outer shell and the lining (similar to the DSA 74 covers I have seen). The LC-1 and subsequent LC-2 covers all appear to have this reinforcement set "on top" of the lining rather than sewn in between the shell and lining.
  7. I have not read the book yet, but did listen to the authors speak (online) at the Pritzker Military Library regarding Tiger Force and it sounded very interesting. They spoke about how they wen't about doing their research and locating and interviewing former members of Tiger Force. I am attaching the link to the site where the program can be viewed. I did get an error the first time I tried to open it, but upon a second try it played without issue. These "podcasts" are also available for freee download on Apple's iTunes and you listen to the audio only on an iPod. Bio information (click on the "Real Player" link under the Archived Webcast title). <http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/events/2006-05-18-michaelSallahMitchWeiss.jsp> Direct link to the video <http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/playPublicVideo.do?videoID=159&encodeType=rm>
  8. Here is an example of an LC-1 marked canteen cover with DSA 75 date. For comparison is the DSA 74 version with both the vertical and horizontal stitiching (similar to ones shown earlier in this thread). The LC-1 designation was changed to LC-2 shortly after, although I am not certain when. I have seen DSA 78 canteen covers marked as LC-2.
  9. Here is an article about the CCUs. it looks like the seller is the one who wrote the article as it looks to be the exact same jacket-see name tape and rank- (although it looks like it grew a brand new ranger tab in the eBay listing). http://www.henrikc.dk/camouflage/articles/ccu.pdf Ebay listing number is: 120306829682
  10. I recently picked up these two DCU shirts for the same soldier and would like some additional information. Both shirts have the 3rd Army ARCENT/CFLCC (I believe this is the correct designation) with Ranger tab on the left along with captain rank/general staff and air assault/parachutist qualification badges. On the right sleeve of one the is 1st ID SSI. On the other is the 108TH Air Defense Artillery Brigade with Airborne tab. This web site shows the 108th SSI with the airborne tab. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/108ada-bde.htm It seems he deployed once with the 1st ID and another deployment was with the 108th... Any additional details would be much appreciated. Thanks
  11. I am sure there are others with more in-depth methods, but basically, I think the rule of thumb is to never introduce a new item (uniform, hat, blanket) to a "moth free" environment without taking precautions first. I believe there are previous posts on this board regarding putting any such new items into the freezer to be sure any live insects or larve do not stay that way. Also a visual check of the uniform (away from your collection) and a good cleaning (vacuum with protective screen and perhaps a brush) to remove insect remains or surface grunge before it goes in with the collection. Remember the pockets, as I believe tobacco attracts insects... I recently got a relative's WWII service coat and pants that had not been stored too well and they have a fair amount of mothing. Upon getting them in the house I did a quick visual check then placed the items in trash bags and placed them in the freezer for a period of 24 hours. Hope this is helpful. I know others will have more in depth methods/suggestions to share.
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