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Here's one I found a Major of the Judge Advocate General HQ Georgia National Guard, looks legit, late 70s early 80s I should think.

 

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It's up on ETSY for the record.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/487296856/vintage-vietnam-era-og-107-poplin-rip?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Vietnam%20field%20Jackets&ref=sr_gallery_40

 

 

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Here's one I found a Major of the Judge Advocate General HQ Georgia National Guard, looks legit, late 70s early 80s I should think.

 

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It's up on ETSY for the record.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/487296856/vintage-vietnam-era-og-107-poplin-rip?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Vietnam%20field%20Jackets&ref=sr_gallery_40

 

 

I have actually seen a few pictures of jungle fatigues being worn by members of the Georgia National Guard. Summers in Georgia can be brutal with temperatures often reaching the high 90s/low 100s with extremely high humidity.

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I have actually seen a few pictures of jungle fatigues being worn by members of the Georgia National Guard. Summers in Georgia can be brutal with temperatures often reaching the high 90s/low 100s with extremely high humidity.

Yes my thoughts exactly, in fact all over the Deep South.

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American soldier, probably from the 44th Medical Brigade, meeting with Guyanese soldiers in 1978 when units of the U.S. Army were dispatched to that country to assist in recovering the bodies from the Jonestown tragedy.

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American soldier, probably from the 44th Medical Brigade, meeting with Guyanese soldiers in 1978 when units of the U.S. Army were dispatched to that country to assist in recovering the bodies from the Jonestown tragedy.

Is that a Davis buckle pistol belt he is wearing as well?

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Delta in Panama i believe

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Picked this up cheap over the weekend, 1969 dated with a 70th ID patch.

That will be now, or back in the 70s early 80s when it might of been worn, as the 70th Training Division, the old 70th Infantry Division redesignated.

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I knew the 70th was a stateside training unit in the 70s, didn't know it was called the 70th TD and not ID. Either way, it was probably "Worn Outside Southeast Asia" so I thought I'd post a pic here.

Chronology from The US Army Institute of Heraldry website:

70 Division to 70 Regional Support Command in 1996 to 70 Regional Readiness Command in 2003 to 70 Training Division in 2007.

 

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Getting off topic here, but the correct unit identification (circa 1970s) for the SSI on the jungle jacket I bought is the 70th Division (Training)?

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=6672&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services

 

Yes. Unit was redesignated from 70th Infantry Division to 70th Division (Training) in 1959. It was inactivated in 1996. It must have been reactivated and redesignated as the 70th Regional Support Command in 1996.

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I knew the 70th was a stateside training unit in the 70s, didn't know it was called the 70th TD and not ID. Either way, it was probably "Worn Outside Southeast Asia" so I thought I'd post a pic here.

Yeah, maybe worn during the summer by a cadre instructor at some hot sultry southern training installation, like Benning, Jackson.

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In 1985 at Fort Hood, Texas, I purchased 2 sets of OD Jungle Fatigues. They were brand new and had 1969 contract dates on them. If I remember correctly, they were inexpensive.Less than 10 bucks a piece. Also, the USAF at Clark AFB, P.I. wore both OD and ERDL jungle fatigues well into the 1980s.

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In 1985 at Fort Hood, Texas, I purchased 2 sets of OD Jungle Fatigues. They were brand new and had 1969 contract dates on them. If I remember correctly, they were inexpensive.Less than 10 bucks a piece. Also, the USAF at Clark AFB, P.I. wore both OD and ERDL jungle fatigues well into the 1980s.

 

Pending the fielding of the lightweight woodland BDU's, the Army allowed the purchase and wear of the tropical fatigues, aka "jungle" fatigues, in hot weather. I bought mine at the Ft. Myer, VA Clothing Sales Store. As you said, they were very inexpensive and mine were also dated 1969.

 

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