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This one washed up on the shore today. I'm gonna guess NVA, but it doesn't look like some of the vet bring-backs I've encountered. Is this some sort of commemorative?

I know, the scan is lousy.

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These are souvenir pieces that are sold in the tourists market in Vietnam now.

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Well, that is not Vietnamese written on there. It appears to be either Japanese (which would be aimed at the tourists) or Chinese.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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post-105217-0-37448300-1361046145.jpgHere is a picture of my NVA pistol belt and buckle for comparison (Personally brought back).

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Atb, you do get prize it is Korean writing. My interperter states,

on the upper left of the buckle it says, "Memory of ???"

The upper right of the buckle are chinese characters meaning

unknown. The center of the buckle is korean, "Army 101

Company". Don't know from what event or era or location

it is from.

 

AZ Abn :unsure:

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Here is a NVA belt & buckle that I picked up from a Army SF Vet in the early 80s. I've done some research & hav'nt been able to find much info on it. I was told by the Vet that it was taken off of an NVA officer...... Maybe some experts out there can shed some more light on it.. Thanks..

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Please see: skautdog, firebase, and USMCRECON above:

 

Looks as if they had as many belt/buckle variations as we did. Like USMCRECON, I know the example I presented was worn by an NVA soldier in the weeds. It didn't come from the vill or a roadside stand. Provenance is him to me. He just didn't have a need for it anymore.

Ken

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Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."

GEN Robert E. Lee

 

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Atb, you do get prize it is Korean writing. My interperter states,

on the upper left of the buckle it says, "Memory of ???"

The upper right of the buckle are chinese characters meaning

unknown. The center of the buckle is korean, "Army 101

Company". Don't know from what event or era or location

it is from.

 

AZ Abn :unsure:

 

Aha! We now have proof of North Korean advisors assisting the Viet Cong!

 

My bet is this is one more example of modern tourist junk. Very likely the jumble of words is random dies that the buckle maker had laying around.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Now, I hate to be a spoil sport, but this entire disussion has been outside the focus of US militaria and military history.

 

Please feel free to continue the discussion by Private Message.

 

And for those interested in Vietnam Militaria, there is a very active discussion board including all of the combatants of that war on the Wehrmacht Awards Forum.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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