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    Basic US field gear, uniforms, DUIs,Patches, Headgear and Footwear WWI -RVN.
    RVN Veteran, USARV in 1972. Wish I had spent my combat pay on pacthes and tiger stripes.

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  1. Interesting story, our unit had several dogs on Long Binh in 72. believe dogs knew they were “ safe” on bases and would not end up as dinner. Our wrecker had a dog that went everywhere the wrecker went, ole Bosco......
  2. Percussion, not a flint conversion, looks ok. Will look in Bannerman’s catalog, likely an import around turn of century. Can you measure the bore?
  3. Al, looking good, lots of hard work. Going to be late spring ??? before can get up that way.
  4. IMHO, with over 40 years of welding experience, blade has been welded. Voids/ loss of material is clearly seen. Discoloration from heat also seen. An experienced TIG welder might weld a blade with no voids/ material loss. Discoloration from heat is hard hide unless it was blued or parkerized. Still a nice piece .
  5. Nothing changed with the un named group, same as it was 30 years ? ago. Remember the 2 girls that did “ The Andrews Sisters” show? Found them for our events in Va. Beach at Ft. Story. Flea market was real reason to go when going to the field got old, or got to old to go to the field. How many went to Ft Dix Battle of the Bulge events?
  6. From Chicken Licken, went for years. Great flea market and event. Heard somebody blew thumb off with mortar and F.I.G. said no more. Anyone know really what happened?
  7. Ron, come on down, we can go shooting as no snow, clear skies and in 60’s, lol.
  8. They are M-1 ball, nice find and in good shape.
  9. Looing good, may consider throwing a tarp over it for the winter.Happy New Year.
  10. December 7, 2019 Pearl Harbor Militaria Show, The Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave. Green Cover Springs, Florida 32043. 9 AM- 5PM, Buy , Sell, Trade, Living History Display, WWII Aircraft fly in and Military Vehicles. Convenient to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Gainsville and Ocala just off Rt. 17. For more infomation call 904-410-0781 or email militarymuseumnfl@aol.com Looks to be excellent show and be sure to visit the Free fantastic museum dedicated to those that served in our Armed Forces from Florida .
  11. Glad you all enjoyed poem. The weather specialist gave me some maps they used flying over the Hump, had red lines denoting the radio direction finding borders, interesting. Another “ sort of group” was Co of Kungming supply depot. His daughter sold me most of his gear including a near mint 41 field jacket size 44! She had “ boxes full of pics and orders” in her attic, begged her to at least allow me to make copies, no luck. Very strange, so just had a pile of gear. Had his Cav. uniform on dummy in her living room, very nice, he was in WWI too. Even had a presentation sword given to him by Chai
  12. Met a few CBI Veterans over the years most USAAF with funny stories. Somewhere in my stuff is one Weather specialist that flew C-46’s over the Hump. He started out in flight school in Texas, got bored one Saturday, “ borrowed” a trainer for a hour or so flight. When he landed he was busted, thrown out of school, became weather guy. He kept his Cadets uniform( green) , converted to EM , it went with my USAAF collection years ago, to much stuff...
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