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Chilling on top of my clinic:

 

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Me and my doc (he was awesome as shinola:

 

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And I think one of the very few times I actually wore my boonie:

 

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Ben

OIF 06-08 Vet

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Nice example that came into my shop with some of the less common patches- career counselor and National Guard Recruiter.

 

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Received yesterday this never-used set of UCP-Deltas from my "Boss" here at Fort Polk, who was issued them while assigned to 2-508th PIR, 82d Airborne Division in Afghanistan in 2009. These were operationally tested by 2-508 from the 82d ABN, and 3-61 CAV, a cavalry squadron from 4th ID, both in Afghanistan in 2009. I think the UCP-D pattern is much better than the silly "Gravel Suit" ACUs as well.

FYI the small nylon square on the left cuff indicates that the uniforms are made of flame-retardant material - same square is on the left cargo pocket flap on the trousers

Chris

 

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Crapgame: Then make a DEAL!

Big Joe: What kind of deal?
Crapgame: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?



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GREAT set, Chris. Thanks for taking the time to share with the forum.


Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Nice looking UCP-D top!

 

The trousers are with it too - on the hanger underneath the jacket

 


Crapgame: Then make a DEAL!

Big Joe: What kind of deal?
Crapgame: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?



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GREAT set, Chris. Thanks for taking the time to share with the forum.

 

No sweat brother!


Crapgame: Then make a DEAL!

Big Joe: What kind of deal?
Crapgame: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?



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The trousers are with it too - on the hanger underneath the jacket

 

I didn't even see the leg sticking out. That makes it even better.


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Hi all,

This is the only ACU I have in my collection because I collect mainly DCUs but I believed it to be interesting. I bought it online in a quite famous us military shop which told me to have received the ACU excatly in this condition with this patches and pins on it.

The ACU is the fire resistant version, complete with captain rank, us army tape and name tape.

 

However I always had a doubt about this ACU. It is of a captain of the special forces but it has a CAB and not a CIB. According to what I red a special forces captain is eligible for a CIB but this has a CAB. Is there any situation in which this combination of special forces and CAB could be possible or not?

 

Thank you to everyone will answer

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR INTERESTING DCU

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Here is a close-up of the SSI and tabs.

 

Airborne tab on left sleeve is sewn together with the patch and seems to be theater made.

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Roby

 

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR INTERESTING DCU

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Another peculiarity of this ACU is this white plastic bar inside. I think that it was used to have the badges perfectly aligned on the chest.

Any opinion?

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Roby

 

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR INTERESTING DCU

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Good evening. I wouldn't discount the authenticity of this jacket just yet. Thought it seems unusual I'd think there are circumstances where this configuration of patches/badges could occur. Perhaps the soldier deployed with SF Command as a non-infantry support personnel earning the right sleeve patch and CAB; returned and went through SFQC earning the Special Forces tab and hadn't yet deployed to earn a CIB when this uniform was worn.

 

With that said what seems different to me is the arrangement of the CAB and Basic Parachutist Badge. If I'm not mistaken the CAB is senior and should be worn above. On the other hand the white backing seems to say to me that they were purposely worn this way. I'd think if it was put together that level of detail (addition of the backing) would be overlooked. I'm curious as to what others have to offer.


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Jeff

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With that said what seems different to me is the arrangement of the CAB and Basic Parachutist Badge. If I'm not mistaken the CAB is senior and should be worn above. On the other hand the white backing seems to say to me that they were purposely worn this way. I'd think if it was put together that level of detail (addition of the backing) would be overlooked.

Yes you are right and I thought the same thing. Indeed the CAB is group 1 and should be worn above the basic wings, which instead are group 4.

Let's wait to listen what the others think.


Roby

 

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR INTERESTING DCU

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I picked this up in a very large grouping from a garage sale including field worn boots, field gear, pretty much everything besides helmet and IOTV. He was in the 577th Prime Beef and had been in the USAF for 20 years and was deployed 9 times.

 

I am not sure if the patches are on the right sides, the patches were sold seperate

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Looking for WWII Americal Division and 147th Infantry Regiment Uniforms and anything relating to the Army on Guadalcanal.

 

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Very nice, always cool to get them with patches and/or more than one item.


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I see a lot of ACUs at the flea market but probably 90% do not have any insignia. Yesterday at the flea market I found this light weight hooded ACU camouflage blazer manufactured by Blackhawk which I've never come across before and as a bonus the insignia had not been removed. I also picked up the soldiers identification card, challenge coin and the SSI of the outfit he went to work for after the military.

 

 

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This is the only set I own, it comes from a special forces grouping that I own. I didn't get the badges for the other arm, but you can see the shadowing where the special forces and airborne tab have been.



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Just wanted to add that as of 10/1/2019, the UCP pattern is no longer used, outside of a few specialized pieces of gear, by the US military.

 

Consequently, the UCP era of the US Army is now relegated to the history books! UCP ACUs are a retired military uniform like the BDU and DCU.


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On 2/1/2017 at 2:28 PM, Roby said:

Here is a close-up of the SSI and tabs.

 

Airborne tab on left sleeve is sewn together with the patch and seems to be theater made.

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The CIB is only authorized when assigned to a brigade or smaller unit. If he was somehow assigned to something larger he could get a CAB but not a CIB. 
It's also possible that at the time he wasn't tabbed yet and was support, not a long tabber. Everything but their doctors would bet a CAB if they engaged in combat. 

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