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  1. Thank you! I'll check the uniforms as soon as I have a free minute this afternoon 🙂
  2. Hi, all. Silly question: Is there a way to determine a manufacture date, or even just the year, of a Vietnam era Army uniform? The labels in mine have strings of numbers, but I'm not sure if any of them indicate a manufacture date. Thanks in advance!
  3. Awesome grouping! Love the pocket patch and the ROK camo. Thanks for sharing!
  4. The uniform is dated 1949 and shows him as an ADC. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of Muster Roll entries for him. The last for WWII was in December 1943 when he was transferred from the USS New York to NAS Norfolk, and he was listed as an Aviation Machinist's Mate, 2nd Class. I did find a Muster Roll from 1951, which lists him as an ADC. Looks like he spent 20+ years as a Chief and was never promoted to Senior Chief or Master Chief.
  5. He would, yes. The lining in the uniform has a couple of pinholes above the ribbons where they would have been. They must've been removed or lost at some point, unfortunately.
  6. Thanks for the info on the ADA insignia, guys. This will be great for future reference!
  7. Awesome! Mystery solved. Thank you!
  8. Here is a photo of him and his crew from Korea!
  9. I've had this one for a while, and just never had the chance to post it til today. The uniform is named to ADRC Patrick S*P*I*N*E*L*L*A. He enlisted in November 1940, and began his service as a member of Observation Squadron Five as a part of the Aviation Unit of the battleship USS New York. He would go on to serve in the Pacific after leaving VO-5 in 1943, but I have no details as the NPRC sent me very little information. I did find that he went on to serve in Korea as a member of a PB4Y-2 Privateer assigned to Patrol Squadron Nine. Again, not a lot of other details about his career after this point, but I was able to find that he retired in November 1970 after 30 years and 4 days of active service. I'm surprised he never made Senior Chief or Master Chief! His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, the Presidential Unit Citation and 10 awards of the Navy Good Conduct Medal.
  10. Thanks for the information! I had no idea about that.
  11. Finally, I saved the best for last. This one is ID'd, thanks to the seller providing his name, but I won't post it here as I believe he is still alive and wish to protect his privacy. The veteran served in Vietnam with the 8th Army Security Agency Field Station (a.k.a. the 8th Radio Research Field Station) from 1972 to 1973. After his tour in Vietnam, he was then assigned to the Berlin Brigade. Unfortunately, I am missing his Vietnam Service medal and RVN Campaign Medal. This is definitely one of the most interesting uniforms I've owned due to the secret nature of ASA operations during the Cold War.
  12. Next, SP4 Smith. The uniform is about as complete as it can get. One of the pins had fallen off the name tag, so I had to glue it back on. I'm not sure why it has 1st Cavalry Regiment DUIs. I haven't found anything on any battalion of the 1st Cav Regiment ever being assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. Still, this one has everything: DUIs, Sterling CIB, unit awards, Air Medal and ARCOM ribbons, etc.
  13. This one is named, and belonged to a Specialist 5th Class who served with the 3/82nd Artillery, 196th Light Infantry Brigade. The ribbons are Vietnamese-made. Interestingly, he wears an Air Defense Artillery collar disc. The repair tag was found in one of the pockets, so I do have an ID on this one: SP5 K*O*S*T*A*N*I*C*H.
  14. Next, a Specialist 4th Class who served with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, and later with the 4th Infantry Division. Unfortunately, like the above uniform, it isn't named. It's also missing the Infantry shoulder cord and a unit award.
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