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Bonjour,

Here is my little contribution to this interesting thread.

This jungle jacket comes from the grouping of the CSM Robert Boyette, 25th Div 1st Bde SGM in 1968, who served previously with the 517th PIR during WWII and a long period with Special Forces (1st and 5th SFGAbn before an assignment at the JFK center). The name tape has been removed and has no airborne wings (CSM Boyette was master parachutist). The name that reads in transparence is Schafer... the previous brigade SGM. We could imagine that the former Bde SGM gave his fully badged jungle jacket (with locally made embroidered star and laurels) to the new one as a spare jacket. Good bud thumbsup.gif !

 

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Valery

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I'd say early 1950's/Korean War- early 60's, worn at Schofield Barracks, HI.

 

I think probably early 1950's Korean War, because it doesnt have signs of ever having a name tape sewn on? and I read that during the early 50's they often didnt sew on any name tapes.

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Rip-stop jungle jacket with Wolfhounds tab

 

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OG-107 pilot shirt with additional pockets made of HBT material

 

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1st pattern jungle jacket to Sp-4 Steven J Shreve, Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 13th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, 1965-66

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Another Pathtinder of the 25th Avn Batt., Corporal Bartlett Rowell.

Type 2 jungle jacket with full color insignias to include the name which is rarely seen for black on white tape.

Corporal Rowell and 1lt later Captain James Hill were assigned at the Pathfinder platoon at the same time period.

 

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I bought this jungle jacket on eBay a couple of years ago and it is one of my favorite 25th Infantry uniform.

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This tailored to fit type 2 jungle jacket belonged to Sgt J. Galvan of one the Wolfhounds Battalion.

At first Sgt Galvan wrote his name and initial above the left breast pocket then decided to fully patch his jacket with full color insignias. You can see the .J at the top end of the USA tape.

 

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I bought this jacket from Bill Brooks at OVMS back in the early 90s.

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SP4 Bakken. No info. US made CIB and ranks, in-country made name and USA tapes.

From Gil Burket's collection.

 

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Sgt Doty's salty jungle jacket. Picked up in fleamarket of Porte de Saint Ouen, northern Paris in the 80s by a friend of mine.

 

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Details of the impressions of the insignias, USA and CIB. This type of the material shrinking seen from the inside of the uniform is typical of well worn and more than once washed jungle fatigues.

 

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See Beogam's last pick up for another nice example of wear marks, this time on a rip-stop jacket at :

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry134778

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Bonjour,

 

One more

 

Here is Sgt L'hoste Delmar jungle jacket. After few time at the Americal Div, he served at the B Troop 3/4 Cav as 11B from 70 till 71.

 

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Hope you enjoy...

 

Valery

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Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division soldiers waiting for choppers.

 

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PFC Vaughn Banting. Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. 1970 - 1971

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25th Inf. Div. soldier taking a break and having C-rations.

 

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PFC Vaughn Banting. Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. 1970 - 1971

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Soldiers of the 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division riding on a M113 APC in the jungles of Viet Nam.

 

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PFC Vaugn Banting. Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. 1970 - 1971

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PFC Vaughn Banting. Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. 1970 - 1971

 

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M60 machine gunner Dwight Stone (2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division) in Viet Nam 1971.

 

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