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I just purchased this online. I like military issued beer item even though I really don't collect them. This is a 4 six pack beer case ( for Military use ) from the Vietnam era. The cans have never been filled with beer and the case and cans was purchased out of the Milwaukee area. I wonder if it was a employee bring home? No tax exempt markings?

 

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Thats something you dont see.Nice find


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thats cool, could be part of a great display someday


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Nice find!

 

The cans might have been empty and kept for the beer can collecting craze of decades past. Whatever the case (no pun intended!) it sure is a nice set!

 

RC


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Craig

I'm sure you could probably date this pretty close as the box states it has a new soft top aluminum can.Finding when they came out with that can would date it really close. Seeing that these were never filled I wonder if it was more of a production test work if something that was kept by the company who made the cans or buy the beer company itself as a display item for the products they were producing. Also see that they are a 16 ounce can which again you could possibly find out when the company introduced these and begin production.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Amazing.Now I think I've seen everything :lol:


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And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

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Great photos of beer drinking in Vietnam !!! I notice that the can is up side down, I think this is the same cans as I researched that the pull tab came out after this style church key opening as it was needed to open the can as they made them from 1960-65 but stuff stayed in the system after that.

 

Here is photos of the cans that came with the case notice that the bottom was never been added to them also the tops are unpunched with the church key. There was a WWII beer case that sold on here a few weeks ago for $200 that was very cool as well.

 

 

Thanks guys for great comments, beer has always played a part in the war effort and I'm sure the GI's were glad it was there.

 

 

 

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Great photos of beer drinking in Vietnam !!! I notice that the can is up side down, I think this is the same cans as I researched that the pull tab came out after this style church key opening as it was needed to open the can as they made them from 1960-65 but stuff stayed in the system after that.

i have a picture of my grandpa drinking an upside down beer in 1950 at a Army party, older style can but ive always found the upside down cans strange


"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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That is a really great find!

 

I collect military issue breweriana, so I think that is a great item!

"Aluminum soft top" type cans date to the early `60s.

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That is a really great find!

 

I collect military issue breweriana, so I think that is a great item!

"Aluminum soft top" type cans date to the early `60s.

 

 

 

Thefallenbuddha,

 

You should post some of your military issued beer items, it would be great to see!

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I'd be very happy to do so, and will plan to in the future when I have the chance. Unfortunately, all of my collection is currently in storage in California, which makes it difficult to capture photos of it from Japan....So, for now I am just a voyeur for the collections of others!

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