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I picked this one up about a year ago to add to my collection of items relating to the USS Hermitage (LSD-34).

 

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Hi Forum members and posters to this thread.

 

My Korean war USMC 'tour' jacket. :rolleyes: Outside of embroidered blue velvet

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

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Hi Forum members and posters to this thread.

 

My Korean war USMC 'tour' jacket. :) Inside of embroidered grey twill

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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A recent purchase at a local auction house. Not sure on the era but I'm guessing early 80's.

 

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Here's a couple photos of my grandfather's jacket from his tour to Japan in the early 50's. He was Army, used a USN jacket, painted LT bars on the shoulders (wasn't an LT) and had the Asian woman painted on the back. It makes for quite an interesting piece. I paint brushed a couple of spots on the painting to be forum friendly.

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I thought I would post photos of this 'tour jacket' to the USMC 1st Recon Battalion ' I've had for some time. As you can see, the jacket is made from a poncho liner and has some interesting patches on the front and back. The jacket has a great story behind it as it was brought back from Vietnam by a female volunteer of the Red Cross who swapped a set of her underwear for the jacket! Maybe the underwear insignia with wings has something to do with this trade?

 

I appreciate any comments.

 

Paul

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