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ASMIC2971

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  1. You’re right, it did end earlier. The Army stopped wearing the BDU by 2008, other services later. My mistake. The BDU replaces the ERDL and RDF patterns, there was a desert pattern as well which was same basic design, but in tan and browns. Both the BDU and DCU were replaced by the ACU which was fielded circa 2005/2006.
  2. The jacket is circa anytime between 1981 and 2014, that’s when the BDU pattern was first introduced and it’s final wear out date.
  3. For me I lean both ways. There are some parts of my collection that I enjoy, but not as much as others. If I am looking at a piece I first make the decision on will another one, or one like it, pop up again and if so how often, and is that price within what they normally go for. If I think I can find one later Ill pay my price, if not or it would be a long time, I pay their price. Now there are a few areas in my collection, ok one real area, that when Im at a show I pay what I need to pay. Not to many variants Im actively searching for so when I see one, well Ill be handing over the cash no questions asked.
  4. No problem, my old unit so I snag them whenever I see one. Its been years since I last saw one.
  5. Finally an Army Green border one being worn.
  6. A few more OD borders, the right one looks to be glued on. Both are the laundry stamped to the same individual, bought them from an estate seller on eBay six months apart.
  7. HBT is the earliest I have with a 194th on it.
  8. Here is how it would have been worn on uniforms, none of the four have a patch on the shoulder.
  9. If you cannot Run For Your Life, you can always Swim For Your Life too
  10. Ok, Longhorn isn't the only one benefiting from staying at home. Over the years I came into an obscure niche of collecting, and that area has been pretty stagnant over the last few years. I'm lucky people are staying at home, in the last five weeks I have found more than the last few years. Goes to prove you cannot outrun the Coronavirus
  11. No bull***, thats a Nice Red Bull uniform! Thanks for sharing! - From a fellow Red Bull, and Red Bull collector.
  12. Ive also seen a few 34th tabs that have the upside down 4 myself. Dont have an example myself, but the 4 on my other tab looks almost like an L. It seems to be that the variations of tabs are as endless as the variations of the SSI. This makes my fourth Red Bull with metal numbers added, but my first for an Infantry Regiment. This is part of a larger group that had some great souvenir scarfs and other TM insignia. Like I said no name, but this grunt was obviously proud of his time with the 133rd IR, 34th ID and 88th ID based on all the pieces on the uniform.
  13. Post SOS buy, but the wheels were in motion that weekend. I was floored when I saw the original photos of the group, once I got it in hand it took a bit to pick my jaw off the floor. No name, but it has some stunning insignia on it! The 34th is on the left sleeve, 88th on the right side. The group also came with a photo of the vet wearing the the uniform, but sadly no name. Hope you all enjoy this new addition to my herd as I do.
  14. Same guy Gil, didnt find any at this show - rarely find ones I need online either.
  15. If I even was able to find examples like these. Best part is all of them were added from friends, or friends saw them, or knew I was interested and alerted me to them. Thats the best part of going to a show, is connecting with others.
  16. I always dig through bins to see whats there. Glad I did as this was the only piece out of then I found. One of those oddball pieces that you cant say no to for a few bucks. I once saw a USAREUR one sell for $45 bucks - wasnt me who bought it.
  17. I'm not a uniform collector, but I added these to the my collection of uniforms.
  18. Had a list of patches I was specifically looking for in addition to any 34th Division stuff. Cleaned up on 34th pieces but came up empty handed on the other pieces I was looking for. What is a guy to do with a pocket full of cash at SOS, buy some nice pieces you didnt plan on buying but when the price is right, the time is to buy!
  19. ASMIC2971

    XI Corps

    Here is one I never thought I would find.
  20. Ill be there this year, bringing DI collection for sale too.
  21. Sometimes you can find exactly where a 4025th patch was made as evident in this example removed from an unnamed Ike jacket.
  22. Most Goodwills operate like this. People bring in their donated goods, they get dumped in a bin of either hardliners or softlines depending on what it is. Once the bins are full they go inside and are either sent right to a outlet facility or sorted for saleable items to put on the floor. Often times military items; as well as jerseys, other uniforms, vintage clothing and anything else interesting are kept for Halloween. If items make it to the outlet theyre either sold by the pound or sent to other Goodwills across the state/region that dont get as many donations or need stock for the sales floor. Now if anything is deemed non-saleable for clothing it ends up in a bin at the sorting table marked for a bail, in turn sold to a rag mill or turned into shop rags, etc. Its all up to the individual sorter at each location on what they deem worthy of putting on the store floor, sent to the outlet or tossed in the bail bin. The sorting of headlines is where things get messy, if its breakable or cannot be sold on the floor it is trashed, but thats not clothing so no need to worry.
  23. The other week I got coffee at a gas station before heading out to hit some thrifts, my change came back and included a Indian head nickel, well worn but still unexpected. Later that day I found a set of ARVN tiger stripes for $5. Im always looking at my quarters to see if I find any pre 65, usually forget to check the other stuff.
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