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Hi,

Thought I'd share some more jungle jackets that I recently rediscovered in a crate of JJ's.

Here's a 1st I.D. / 28th. Infantry Regt. ERDL jungle jacket. Sadly the name tape, SSI and one of the SGT. patches were removed.

But the Black Lions pocket patch, Recon tab, Sgt. and US Army tape remains. This jacket was altered by it's owner with the length being shortened and the pockets raised. This was found about 12 years ago in a vintage shop. Needless to say I was a happy camper that day.

Cheers,

Matt

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Really nice CIB, looks hand-embroidered

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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This is a recent pu and an uncanny resemblance to the JJ in this thread, check out the army tape, style of lettering, and this one also has the missing 1ID patch and Sgt Stripes ! Brown dom 1968 dsa small reg

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This is a recent pu and an uncanny resemblance to the JJ in this thread, check out the army tape, style of lettering, and this one also has the missing 1ID patch and Sgt Stripes ! Brown dom 1968 dsa small reg

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Great jacket! 100% brothers. Wonder if it's the same guy? Weird how they/he striped both the SSI and Sgt. stripes on both jj's. Recon was usually just a platoon within the company so pretty small muster. What's the name tape read? You find any info on him?
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https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApps?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=65425

at the bottom of this page a man named Larry Mote said he served in Bravo, and Recon, 1st Battalion 28th Infantry regiment, 1st Infantry Division

 

edit: he's on this page, listed as SGT! https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=AssignmentExt&ID=446837

 

edit2: on this page: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/24013/STEVEN-D-HOOPER

Larry Mote says he served in Bravo Co, 1st Bat, 28th Ir, 1st ID and it has the email LTMOTE@BELLSOUTH.NET I assume T is his middle initial and he wasn't a Lieutenant. The comment is almost 6 years old so he might not use that email anymore but it's worth a shot if you want to try and contact him.

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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http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/42463/DANIEL-P-RATLEDGE-JR

on this page his posted a picture of a soldier he served with in Bravo and Recon, and the soldier is wearing an ERDL uniform so it seems really likely to me that Larry Mote could have one too.

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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http://www.headland.cybermal.com/classof65.htm

heres another website he used that same email on, the T is his middle initial, his middle name is Thurston.

He was 65 in 2005 so he is 78 now.

There is an address on there but since it is 13 years old it could easily be out of date.

 

edit: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ga/0464613

as late as 2010 he lived at that address

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Note that the pocket patch, being theater made, was specifically made so that the number "1" is embroidered at an angle to the shield and lion so that the patch would be oriented at an angle when sewed on the slanted pocket of the jungle jacket while the number "1" appears vertical when the jacket is worn. It's a small detail, but I'm assuming it wasn't accidental and I don't think I've ever seen the number that way on examples of this patch I have owned or in other photos I have seen.

 

Compare it to these samples from a topic I started on 1st Infantry Division pocket patches worn in Vietnam.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/176766-pocket-patches-of-the-1st-infantry-division-in-vietnam/page-2

 

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Note that the pocket patch, being theater made, was specifically made so that the number "1" is embroidered at an angle to the shield and lion so that the patch would be oriented at an angle when sewed on the slanted pocket of the jungle jacket while the number "1" appears vertical when the jacket is worn. It's a small detail, but I'm assuming it wasn't accidental and I don't think I've ever seen the number that way on examples of this patch I have owned or in other photos I have seen.

 

Compare it to these samples from a topic I started on 1st Infantry Division pocket patches worn in Vietnam.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/176766-pocket-patches-of-the-1st-infantry-division-in-vietnam/page-2

 

 

 

Excellent observation, I didn't notice that, I don't collect variations of the patch but an excellent detail to be referenced.

Matt

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