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gman5004

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    Tri cities, South eastern Washington state.
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    WW1-present, especially Vietnam and early to mid Afghanistan/Iraq.

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  1. ALICE packs are still being used by some infantrymen today. The picture was sent to me by a buddy of mine who's with the 25th Infantry division. (Hes the miserable looking RTO on the far right) In the picture you can see the soldier in the middle is still using a large alice ruck. From my understanding the Alice ruck is still authorized to be used in the field for training, but dont quote me on that, that's just what I've heard. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  2. Maybe something somebody picked up post war when you could find all sorts of surplus for super cheap, and just used as a first aid kit? Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  3. You'd think that if someone was going to go for the trouble of faking something, they would at least try to make it convincing. At least it's easily recognizable as fake. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  4. Oh awesome! Thank you for the pictures! The same surplus store has one of those 1974 pattern covers as well, guess I'll have to snag that too next time I'm there. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  5. Thank you! I'll make sure to read through those posts Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  6. So at the local surplus store I was digging through a pile of canteen covers and came across this, I'm almost certain that it's an m67 canteen cover, but just wanted to make sure. The only markings i can make out are "CANTEEN" and a very, very faint "US." Am I correct in assuming that it's an M67 cover, or is it just an ALICE cover? Thanks Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  7. Just a guess, but does that read as a 2004 contract? Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  8. I noticed something in my brothers set of desert marpats the other day, the pockets are actually made of tri color desert material. Probably nothing surprising to anyone but just something I thought was kinda cool Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah, and that's what I initially thought when I got them, but it seemed a little odd for there to be 2 identical pouches. But that would make sense. At this point though who knows Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  10. So I got 2 of these oddball bag/pouch things in a group of ww2 and Korean era field gear, and I cannot figure out what they are for the life of me. They feel military, definitely a heavy canvas, and are identical in construction. I cant find any markings anywhere. Have any ideas? Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  11. Ah ok, thank you for clarifying that. Originally when I was given the helmet I was told he was in the Marine Corps, and had been killed in France. Obviously having the helmet meant that he probably wasn't killed. A lot of misinformation overall. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you for the info! Was he Army then? And just got transferred to the 5th as a replacement? I've posted the helmet on here before but I may as well throw it on here too. The star is interesting, because there's a red border around it, and then the purple behind that. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  13. Pictures of the markings on the mask itself and of the tube of anti dimming cream Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  14. Recently a great great uncle of mine has been put in hospice care. He is an Army Air Corps veteran of WW2, and was a collector of all things gun related and military related. My family has been going through his things to find anything of value to the family or things of his that people would like to keep. One of the items given to me was a WW1 gas mask, named to my great great great uncle George Gord, who's helmet I also have. I haven't been able to find much information on him other than that he was in the Marine Corps with the 5th or 6th MG battalion. The mask itself is dry and stiff, and as you can see in the picture the one eyepiece is caked with an odd substance, anti dimming cream maybe? The tube is deteriorating as well, not surprisingly, but the bag itself seems to be in nice shape, and everything is there, that I can tell at least. I'll post more pictures of the mask and other pieces as well. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  15. With some further research, mostly conducted during zero hour english, I was able to find census records from 1900 through 1940, and it seems like he survived the war. I also found a social security death thingie for him, that says he lived until 1976. He never moved from his farm in Troy, Idaho. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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