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Here's my contribution. A little different from the ACU, this is my A2CU (Army Aviation Combat Uniform) jacket. It differences from the ACU are obvious once you know what to look for. First its made of NOMEX (like all good flight uniforms are), it has adjustable waist straps, there is a "vent" on the right side for the Micro-Climate Cooling Garment umbilical cord, zippered shoulder pockets underneath the regular shoulder pockets, pen/pencil holders on both lower sleeves with velcro closure, and zippers on the breast pockets.

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Hawkdriver - Can't let you be the only one with a shot from the corner office!

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Hawkdriver - You got your replacement already!?? Lucky.

 

Sorry brother, I hate to tell you, I have been home for eight months now. Matter of fact, spent the day in the VA talking about how broken I am now! By the way, make sure you get the burn pit hazards memo, goes a long way towards pleading your case!

 

Oh, here's another. One for the patriot guard guys.

 

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Visit my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/crustyw4scorner/

 

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Here's the body armor, helmet, two hats, GORTEX rain jacket, three M4 clips, two camel backs, and an M45 gas mask.

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Here's some close ups of the body armor, nothing fancy here.

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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M45 aviators gas mask and carrier

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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And the ACU Helmet. Thats all I got for now.

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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Here is one of me in full gear and one of me in my Tan Aircrew 2 piece uniform with my buddy Wente in the new Army Combat Shirt. The ACS was made to wear under your vest and is a very thin material. I'm not part of a Aircrew but we were allowed to wear the Aircrew uniforms on the road still because they are nomex. Photos were taking 6-8 months ago

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This is my brother-in-law's ACU from his IA with 2/325 of the 82nd Airborne from Oct '07- Jul '08 He was part of JCCS-1

At the time of his deployment he was a CT 1/c (esws). He spent several years on the USS Bunker Hill and will be pinned Chief in about a week.

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

Please visit my blog: http://ourcountrysheroes.blogspot.com/

 

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Heres one of me wearing the FRACU which I haven't seen any pics of yet. They are the flame retarding version of the ACU issued to ground troops, there is a separate type issued to air crew even though you will often find those issued to ground troops as well. You can tell this is the FRACU by the nylon square sewn on the left trouser leg cargo pocket flap, and the nylon square sewn on the left sleve cuff of the top. you cannot see the square on the sleve cuff in this photo because I have them rolled in but you can see it on the trouser cargo pocket flap. This photo was taken in a small town called jerf a milla just outside of baghdad. The swab test is for explosives residue. Taken about 6 months ago.

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Here is a set of ACUs I put into my closet each day (less the badges of course). No badges worn in a combat zone.

 

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Platoon Leader C 1/502 Cobras

 

No offense intended but, is it just me or are the name and branch tapes are on the wrong side


"We are now up against live, hostile targets. So if Little Red Riding Hood shows up with a Bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch!"

Sgt. Wells

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I'm sure you are aware, but the U.S. Army tape goes on the left under the badges.

 

Knowing who they came from is the only way (these days) that the uniforms are genuine.

 

Jeff



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I'm sure you are aware, but the U.S. Army tape goes on the left under the badges.

 

Knowing who they came from is the only way (these days) that the uniforms are genuine.

 

Jeff

 

You know it man, Velcro is gods gift to scammers.


"We are now up against live, hostile targets. So if Little Red Riding Hood shows up with a Bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch!"

Sgt. Wells

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Yeah,

The velcro is bad for the future collectors, thank goodness the ACU's have battle roster numbers in them, along with thier names and photos of them wearing the ACU's. the only way I will have any other ACU's is direct from vets. It is hard when I have more than one set from a guy and have them on display on a full mannequin, then trying to show thier other uniforms, here is the Cobra 1/502 full mannequin, and the Desperado MITT full mannequin.. Paul

 

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Here is my buddy with his mannequin with the combat shirt on.


 

Si vis pacem, para bellum

 

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here are a couple I found today,

fully patched ACU's with AF Security Forces Insignia

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Here is a recent gift for our annual displays

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R.I.P. Commander Dan Shanower, KIA 9/11/01

"Freedom Isn't Free" US Naval Institute, Proceedings, 1997

 

 

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