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VALERY

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    South suburb of Paris (France)
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    Wars in SE Asia, <br />originally and fully badged jungle jackets and OD shirts,<br />Korea war and VN wars memorabilia<br />Rhodesia stuff
  1. Bonjour, I confirm: it seems to be a new "Charlie la colle" aka Charly the glue' new production... Cheers Valery
  2. Bonjour, Your shirt is a 1000% country made... however not in VN but in Togo. The liner seems to be a used flour bag. SGMT means Société des Grands Moulins du Togo (Togo mills society located at Lome). Cheers Valery
  3. Thank you Sean, very useful website! Cheers Valery
  4. Hi, First, let me apologize, I know it's a little bit far from the thread but have you noticed on the first picture of the Company D (Ranger) 151st of the Indiana National Guard, the soldier who does not watch in the same direction than the others, has a jungle expert pocket patch. I think it's the first time for me to see this patch on a jacket worn in Vietnam. Cheers Valery
  5. That's a very interesting photo and a so unsual patches combination! Thank you to share with us! Cheers Valery
  6. Sounds to be this man : Name: COLT RICHARD J Branch: AIR FORCE Rate: O03 Rank: CAPTAIN MOS: 1115K MOS Title: Pilot Entered: 670726 Discharged: 790901 State: TEXAS Race: CAUCASIAN He's the only Captain Colt in the USAF VN veteran roster Hope it's help Cheers V
  7. Hi, Perhaps I'm wrong but the beret look like for me german? A picture of the liner could be very helpful! Cheers Valery
  8. I can smell the storage fragrance! :thumbsup: Very nice find... Cheers Valery
  9. Thank you all for your comments and your interest. Cheers Valery
  10. Hi fellow members, I found few months ago in a Paris vintage shop this modified jungle jacket. RDF camo pocket and a strange tiger stripes (removed from a flight suit or a flight jacket) pocket are roughly sewn on the sleeves. The modifications show evidence of wear like discoloration inside the pockets. The jungle jacket has never received any patches. Only P765 is written with a magic marker on the flap of the left chest pocket and inside, near the collar. Have you ever seen such modifications with camo pockets added to an OD jacket? Cheers Valery
  11. Hi, Very nice grouping! Black embroidered name tags sewn insider berets seem to be typical from the 1st SFG Abn during the mid 60's. Cheers V
  12. Back to the forum for few days , I'm really happy to discover this incredible thread. Thank you Arch to share your outstanding display Merci Valery
  13. Thank you slickdogmess for your interest, According to the SSI and the embroidered name tape, this FJ M43 fits for the period from the end of the second tour of the 187th (when the RCT came back to the camp Chickamauga, Beppu, Japan) till the introduction of the gold and black ARMY tapes. This still life displays few more 187th items. The souvenir silk scarf from Beppu seems to be a first tour paratrooper souvenir during his R&R or in convalescence in Japan. Apparently, it could be a lifer who asked to add his old style airborne garrison cap patch and the 11th airborne SSI (till the summer 1951, the 187th worn the 11th patch). The Beppu belt belonged to M/SGT Miller. His name, assignment, serial number are engraved on the internal side. His “no limit pass” received the CO signature, brigadier Westmoreland. Cheers Valery
  14. Bonjour, I excavate this very interesting thread to add this suitcase made by Leeds Tested NY. The unlucky paratrooper painted under the canopy appear in some 1953 copies of th regimental newspaper and in the 53-54 yearbook. More to follow in the next days... Cheers Valery
  15. Hi KW enthuiast, I follow NB assessment and can add that the 187th is the last pattern. However, I'm surprised that the Commonwealth Div patch does not appear on this scarf :think: Thank you to share Cheers Valéry
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