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Here is a 1970 ERDL shirt and a 1975 USMC ERDL shirt. Both have white labels and the thinner patterns but the 75 shirt does not have slant pockets and does not have lime green. Below those is a woodland camo shirt:

 

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Gents---I know this is an older thread and somewhat dated but recently going thru some old dufflebags in my attic I came across some early-mid 70s uniforms that I was issued while assigned to 2ndRadBN, FMFlant that seem apprpriate to this chain---

 

I remember we got these just before were sent on a NATO cruise to Norway, Denmark and Germany---as you can see, the pockets on the legs are acompletely different flavor of camo than the rest of the trousers---living proof of what a short budget the USMC was on in those days---and you can also see what lengths i had to go to keep them servicable---one of the back pockets was cannabilized to make patches to cover the seat of the pants until finally they just gave out completely...

I later received a replacement set that was completely made out of the same style camo as the side pockets here---I found those in the attic as well and noted that I never bothered to iron the USMC and ega onto the Shirt---guess I didn't expect them to last long either---whoops...

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and finally the seat of the trousers:

 

 

I guess the bottom line is that anyone expecting this to be a "cut and dried" hobby might want to take up stamp collecting---for every regulatory rule, theres a picture that says something else.

SF, Al

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For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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https://www.amazon.com/author/alexanderf.barnes

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Any idea what the LTC's name was? I was at Carson in the late '80s, when this jacket was likely to have been worn.

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Any idea what the LTC's name was? I was at Carson in the late '80s, when this jacket was likely to have been worn.

 

Nope, no idea. I haven't even been able to remember where/how I got the jacket.

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Hi First post , I recently picked up a collection from a Vet , he was an MP in Vietnam and continued after the war as an Instructor up into the 90's , he gave a uniform he was Issued in the early 80's , he was told this was the new pattern ,but he said he was the only one to get a set , he passed them on to me , and info would be great .

 

It has a light green base instead of tan , and is a bit darker then "normal" woodland , I know there are many variations in shades , but I just had never seen a set with a green base ,but Im no expert .

 

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At first I thought it was commercial ,because no DSA numbers But was told these were discontinued for a short time in the late seventies early eighties , Thanks

Steve

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3) brown dominant RDF pattern coat with straight pockets (color variation 2)

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4) brown dominant RDF pattern coat with straight pockets (color variation 3)

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Are we lumping EDRLs with the more modern Woodland BDU's? I think the difference is a 75-150 dollar item and 4.50-8.00 items. Maybe I'm not tracking or I'm missing something? :think:

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1981 Woodland BDU with white tags. 1981 is the first year that woodland was issued army wide. I have many sets of early woodland uniforms in my collection but this is the first one I've acquired that has white tags.

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