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VALERY

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  1. 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

  2. Hi fellow members,

     

    I found few months ago in a Paris vintage shop this modified jungle jacket.

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    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.

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    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

  3. Thank you slickdogmess for your interest,

     

     

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    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.

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    This still life displays few more 187th items.

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    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.

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    His “no limit pass” received the CO signature, brigadier Westmoreland.

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    Cheers

     

    Valery

  4. Bonjour,

     

    I excavate this very interesting thread to add this suitcase made by Leeds Tested NY.

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    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

  5. Bonsoir,

    At best, the ERDL jacket is a postwar. The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18 January 1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed air assault training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as the Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander, 101st Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.

    That's my 2 cents

     

    Cheers

     

    Valery

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