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This is probably my favorite piece of modern gear I own. This is a heavily modified Blackhawk! Commando chest rig that was used by US Special Operations forces during the GWOT.

 

The gentleman even went as far as to add a RACK to the back of the chest rig, added pistol magazine pouches to the front pouches, added various extra pockets, and also added a drag handle.

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Hi everyone,

 

 

Great responses! Keep'em coming!

 

RC

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Hi RC, good topic, love the decorated mess gear from member ' Stealthytyler ' , and ' Flage Guy ' I suspect will be a dominant poster to this topic. . . . . . . . . . . ;)

 

here's my original Camp Toccoa tee shirt with flock printed logo, the two 101 patches are just resting on the shirt for the photograph, one being Brit made and the other a white tongue version.

 

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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And my parachute buckle finds . . . . . . . . .

 

Continuing the paratroop theme after posting my tee shirt, I live in Normandy and here's one of the parachute buckles I found in my rear garden while planting bushes . . . . . . .

 

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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My favorite. Tom

In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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My favorite. Tom

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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My favorite. The Marine Corps parachute medical pack. Tom

In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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A little rough around the edges but here is my M1903/07 rimless eagle snap ammo belt...marked for the 464th Aero Squadron.

 

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Jerry Wise,SGT.,TXARNG,RET.

 

 

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country-G.S. Patton

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Hi everyone,

 

There have been incredibly nice items posted here! Absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much for participating, and sharing those special pieces from your collections. Please keep them coming. B)

 

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Hi RC, good topic, love the decorated mess gear from member ' Stealthytyler ' , and ' Flage Guy ' I suspect will be a dominant poster to this topic. . . . . . . . . . . ;)

 

here's my original Camp Toccoa tee shirt with flock printed logo, the two 101 patches are just resting on the shirt for the photograph, one being Brit made and the other a white tongue version.

 

lewis

 

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Hi Ken,

 

 

This is already one of my favorite topics to check, and I hope everyone will share that feeling too. I do hope you become a regular in this topic as well, since your shoebox often has things we never see in the wild. ;)

 

Beautiful shirt, and patches. If only they knew how popular printed tee shirts would be 74 years later, and had stuffed some long forgotten warehouse full with them. :love:

 

Regards,

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Not rare by any means but a favorite I have had for years

 

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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?

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Unbelievable stuff coming up here :blink:

 

I predict that this thread is destined for pin-hood :)

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Hi Ken,

 

 

This is already one of my favorite topics to check, and I hope everyone will share that feeling too. I do hope you become a regular in this topic as well, since your shoebox often has things we never see in the wild. ;)

 

Beautiful shirt, and patches. If only they knew how popular printed tee shirts would be 74 years later, and had stuffed some long forgotten warehouse full with them. :love:

 

Regards,

RC

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Hi RC, thanks for the invite to show something else, reading the title I read it as show your favourite piece, I suppose some of us have more than one favourite piece, for the rest of us its the curse of opening Pandora's box.

 

from the shoebox maybe not the rarest piece but hopefully an unusual piece . . . . . . . . . ^_^

 

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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Ooops, post # 44 continued . . . . . . . . . .

 

I actually had a case of premature posting without explanation of what I was adding . . . ..

 

It's a 1942 cavalry water trough for horses, doesn't get out much, not exactly something to display in a living room. :lol:

 

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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Here's one of my favorite pieces. A WW1 trench art mess kit.

 

Couple of pics to follow.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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I predict that this thread is destined for pin-hood :)

Good call, Flage. I went ahead and pinned it. This one needs to be pinned so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Ooops, post # 44 continued . . . . . . . . . .

 

I actually had a case of premature posting without explanation of what I was adding . . . ..

 

It's a 1942 cavalry water trough for horses, doesn't get out much, not exactly something to display in a living room. :lol:

 

lewis.

 

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Not to be confused with the M1942 Pool, Kiddie or the M1937 Pond, Duck. :lol:

 

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

 

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