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  1. Here's some nice theater-made MACV patch I bought recently.
  2. Thanx for the answers! So for now we have not seen an OG-507 dated earlier than 76 I guess.
  3. Hello! Recently I have a very heated discussion with one collector who primarily collects field uniforms and headgear. He says that OG-507 caps started to appear only in 1979 (based on the tag where earliest contract number is dated 1979). And I'm sure that somehow somewhere I've seen an OG-507 cap with much earlier date, like 1975 I guess, but I can't recall where I saw it and can't find it anywhere. But I found this http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/255405-hot-weather-field-cap-question/ thread where one of the members mentioned that he has 72 dated OG-507 cap! So, does anyone of you, good people, have a real OG-507 field cap dated earlier than 79? Please post some photos of these caps and tags, please!
  4. The ones from my collection. If you want to see backings - just let me know! US Army cap devices: 1) EM, 1936 - 1950s 2) EM, 1936 - 1950s 3) EM, 1952 - present 4) EM, 1952 - present (with blue plastic backing disc for Infantry) 5) Officers, 1936 - present
  5. Clint Eastwood as Gunny Tom Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge" (1987)
  6. Hi to everyone! All of us know that legendary book "Chevrons" by LTC William K. Emerson that was published in 1983. It's still has tons of knowledge in it BUT it's outdated, let's say it straight. And then in 2013 Emerson made an updated version of it or it will be honest to say - it's a full re-issue published by Bender Publishing. So what one can find in thie re-issue? See below. Pros: - The book consists of more than 400 pages. Includes FULL-COLORED photos of chevrons versus the only black/white drawings in original 1983 issue. Some of the old photos that were in the first book are now in color. More brand new photos added. Info's updated 'till 2010/13. TONS of information as well. Cons: - The most dissapointing factor is the lack of post-WW2 chevrons color photos. Author puts good examples of WW2 ones but abandoned those that came after the war. Why? I don't know. Don't expect to see any 2-inch chevrons of 1948-1951 or those that appeared in 1951 and lasted until 1958. You'll never see any subdued 'Nam era chevrons too. Why? I don't know the answer. E.g. 1948-1951 era is covered with only one period photo and Emerson just states that there were two sets of chevrons with opposite colors - for combat soldiers and noncombatants. Yeah, we know that already...But where are the chevrons photos for God's sake?! Even 1983 ed. had the photo of such chevron. - Hard to understand his cataloging. Makes me feel a headache with all these numbers instead of portion of good photo references. - Too many info about whatever INSTEAD of chevrons photos and illustrations. You read but cannot see examples. Try to imagine, huh? - Illustrations of AG44 chevrons in the charts are too small, like 1x2 cm. - You won't see сomparison between cut-edge and merrowed-edge AG44 chevrons too. - Chevrons for Blues ain't presented. When I got my copy I was like: "it's AWESOME!!!". But dissapointing happened very soon. Just when I start reading about the 4th Period and didn't see what I expected to see... But anyway, overall - it's a classy work and a must-have for every collector. Check some photos below. If you wanna buy it just follow the link: http://www.bender-pu...m/Chevrons.html
  7. All of us know that legendary book "Chevrons" by LTC William K. Emerson that was punblished in 1983. It's still has tons of knowledge in it BUT it's outdated, let's say it straight. And then in 2010 Emerson made an updated version of it or it will be honest to say - it's a full re-issue published by Bender Publishing. More than 400 pages of FULL-COLORED photos of chevrons, rare b/w and colored photos and TONS of super-useful info! Today I got my copy of it! And it's AWESOME!!! Check some photos below. I highly recommend to everyone who's in love with collecting chevrons to obtain this masterpiece! Just follow the link: http://www.bender-pu...m/Chevrons.html
  8. All of us know that legendary book "Chevrons" by LTC William K. Emerson that was punblished in 1983. It's still has tons of knowledge in it BUT it's outdated, let's say it straight. And then in 2010 Emerson made an updated version of it or it will be honest to say - it's a full re-issue published by Bender Publishing. More than 400 pages of FULL-COLORED photos of chevrons, rare b/w and colored photos and TONS of super-useful info! Today I got my copy of it! And it's AWESOME!!! Check some photos below. I highly recommend to everyone who in love with collecting chevrons to obtain this masterpiece! Just follow the link: http://www.bender-publishing.com/Chevrons.html
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