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from this thread: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/281098-uniform-and-medals-to-vietnam-door-gunnerinfantryman-17th-air-cav/

 

a cool shotgun shell shirt-vest made from ERDL and tigerstripe

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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Here's a couple from Company A 1/508th Infantry 82nd Airborne. Per the wearer's description: "Paul Arca. R.T.O Alfa 1/508 wearing a special vest made by the vietnamese. It came in handy for a radio man. This vest could hold 10 magazines all in the front (200 rounds) He traded a carton of cigarettes for the vest. (not military issue)"

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Tracker Team Photo - March 1, 1970. Taken at Ben Phouk by a newspaper photographer.

Tiger scout (center) is captured V.C., used for our help." L to R: Bert Crump, James Blair, captured V.C., Steve Hargraves, and Ronald Barrett. The dog is Joe (6B54). Thanks to Bert for sharing these photos.

 

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Looks like the man on the right is wearing a vest made from 5.56 bandoleers sewn together.

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Soldier on the right is the same as the other photo

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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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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Here's a couple from Company A 1/508th Infantry 82nd Airborne. Per the wearer's description: "Paul Arca. R.T.O Alfa 1/508 wearing a special vest made by the vietnamese. It came in handy for a radio man. This vest could hold 10 magazines all in the front (200 rounds) He traded a carton of cigarettes for the vest. (not military issue)"

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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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