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Cobra 6 Actual

Here's one of the several buckle versions used by members of the Union veterans of the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic:

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113th Cav

 

Hard to see from the flash but the DI of the 113th is in the corner and the buckle face says 113th

 

There are a lot of units on these type buckles.

 

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Salvage Sailor

Two buckles I wore on several deployments aboard USS LUCE (DDG-38)

 

My scratched up Hilborn-Hamburger buckle and my Zippo buckle still on a blue working uniform belt.

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I just got this one today. It belonged to Cpl. Macedonio Leyba who was with the 200th Coastal Artillery. He was a Bataan Death March survivor and my uncle's father.

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Here is a buckle that came with the uniforms from my WWII Marine friend John of the 4th Marines.

 

Bob

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Wow, great buckles fellas...it amazing how many styles of buckles there are out there. So many different types of artistic styling.

 

Ray

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Salvage Sailor

Another of my own, scratched up Westpac USS BOLSTER (ARS-38) Japanese buckle

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Salvage Sailor

Found another LUCE buckle, Japanese this time

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Salvage Sailor

Nice Stuff

 

These next ones are from Salvors in our association

 

1950's Japanese buckle which belonged to a Bo'sun on an Korean War ATF

also an illustration of how the belts did not change much from 1950 to 1975

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Salvage Sailor

Some PI (Philippine Island) buckles - There were many different types of PI Buckles made for all branches

 

These were made at Olongapo (Subic Bay) by attaching Texoma carved castings to US GI buckles

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More examples of typical USN shipboard buckles circa 1960 to 1980's

 

The USS PETREL belt and buckle belonged to the Skipper

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Salvage Sailor

Lots of nautical miles on this one.....

 

Japanese mid-1950 to mid-1960 made by Vulcan, the lighter manufacturer

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...and lest we overlook these

 

USN Enlisted Issue buckles and belts I received in bootcamp

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Another style of Vietnam Era PI buckle

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