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  1. Three of my first cousins were in the Coast Guard from the mid 60's to the mid 70's. Two of them did tours in Vietnam. The last one to get out did so in 1974 or '75. The tipping point for him was the new uniform, said he wanted to look like a sailor, not a milk man. Steve
  2. The USCG wore a white version in the late sixties. I have a vivid memory of watching one of my cousins walk up the gangway to his ship wearing his pea coat and flat hat, sea bag over his shoulder, on their way to Vietnam. It was like a scene from WW2. Steve
  3. A friend of mine has one he obtained from “friends” in the Special Forces when he was in Vietnam. He was an E-5, was in RVN in 1966. I have seen pictures of him wearing tiger stripes and carrying an M2 carbine. I have known him for 45 years and still don’t know what his MOS was or just what he did there. I have seen and handled the High Power many times over the years, it is a standard commercial manufacture of the period with no special markings. Steve
  4. I'm no expert on medic helmets and maybe it's just the pics,, but the wear looks contrived and artificial to me. Steve
  5. Wow, thanks for the info aznation. Interesting there are 2 different dates, release date June 1961, discharge date October 1966. maybe reserve duty? Mike B, thanks for the recommendation. I have read both editions of the book, along with most of the references I have been able to find on the Thresher. The most recent, and for my money the most probable theory is Bruce Rule's, based on his SOSUS analysis. A retired Navy officer named Bryant (he served on Thresher class boats and commanded one) has successfully sued the Navy to force them to release all the files from the Court Of In
  6. Interesting to note this deep dive was made very near to the position where she made her fatal dive in 1963.
  7. "Order Of The Archibenthic" Can't be many of these around. An award given to an Electrician"s Mate Senior Chief recognizing the deepest dive made by a submarine (the Thresher) up to that time, May 1961. Obviously each crewman aboard at the time received one of these. Signed by the Captain, Dean L. Axene. The recipient must have later transferred off the ship, as he is not listed as being aboard when the Thresher was lost 2 years later. The Archibenthic refers to a zone of depth in the ocean, between 200 and 1000 meters. Had to look that up, it's a word I had never seen. Apparently
  8. Beautiful group of weapons. Thanks for showing them. Steve
  9. Don’t be so certain it didn’t make it overseas. I once owned an M1917 S&W that I bought from the family of the doughboy that was in excellent condition. I had owned for quite a while before I removed the grips and discovered he had written his name, rank, and unit inside one of them. Steve
  10. The bolt is improperly assembled. Easy to remove and correct, I’m sure there are some videos on youtube showing this. Steve
  11. Looks like an 1860 Navy cutlass that has had the grip replaced and the bowl handguard removed.
  12. Maybe it’s just the pics, but I’m not seeing the bright polished blue a 1917 Winchester should have.
  13. I guess if you collect boxes that would be desirable. If you collect bayonets, not so much. Steve
  14. It’s British, not US. No idea what kind of plane or time period.
  15. Without commenting on the authenticity of this uniform, in general, it was the tailor who wrote the owner’s name on the tag.
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