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hey everyone, just looking for opinions on these two boonie hats. the desert storm one looks customized, and i was wondering if there is anyway to see if it was in country.

 

the DCU boonie hat has writing on the inside. i can somewhat make it out, but if anyone else can help that would be great. from what i can see it says:

TSGT LORETTA CLARK

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

DOHA

ALUDIED GATAR

24 SEP 2001 - 3 MAR 2002

 

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Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
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Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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The embroidery on the Desert Storm boonie looks in country to me..VERY rare.

 

The OIF one says

 

Al Udeid, Qatar, which stands for Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar.It is headquarters of United States Central Command, headquarters of United States Air Forces Central Command

 

These are both EXTREMELY cool

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The Desert Storm boonie looks like one of the ones done at the Souk in Dammam. The guy who did these was from Thailand and he free-handed EVERYTHING from the lettering to jump wings, to branch insignia etc. He was AMAZING to watch. That cap probably took him all of two minutes (ok, maybe three) to knock out, but he was just unbelieveable.

 

That is one cool boonie. Oh yeah, if you have to advertise that you are "the cool one," odds are you aren't! :lol:

 

Allan

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They are both realy nice ! I'm jaleous of your 6 colors boonie !

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That is one cool boonie. Oh yeah, if you have to advertise that you are "the cool one," odds are you aren't! :lol:

 

Allan

I was thinking the EXACT same thing! :lol:

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You got that from the guy at Yardbirds in Chehalis, didn’t you? I’ve handled one of them and wondered if he might have gotten them done after the war as he had almost exactly the same kinds of embroidery from the second Iraq war on a later bonnie cover (and had more than one of those).

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You got that from the guy at Yardbirds in Chehalis, didn’t you? I’ve handled one of them and wondered if he might have gotten them done after the war as he had almost exactly the same kinds of embroidery from the second Iraq war on a later bonnie cover (and had more than one of those).

yes i did get it from yardbirds. it didn't cost anything since i traded for it.

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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My unit was moved into a holding area prior to flying out after the war in 1991. In the oversized tent on one side was a sewing operation set up to create items like this. There was a line of about 100 soldiers or more at all times and they were cranking these out.

 

Laughted a little when the Battalion Sergeant Major scolded the Battalion Commander's driver for an unathorized modification of his hat.

 

These may not be on the market now but a lot were made then. I remember mostly Black thread. Not saying the one pictured was not done in 1991. I just remember you picked your designs and the more creative you wanted to be the more they would do.

 

Nice pieces of history...............

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  • 7 years later...

I recently picked up a similar hat, and came across this post while researching it on Google. Sorry if it's bad form to revive this 8 year old thread, but I figured I'd share mine here too.

 

 

 

 

 

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