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I recently picked up this poplin ERDL beret. I was actually suspicious of it because of the condition but when I got it home it compared favorably to authentic examples on the forum. Does this look like a wartime example?

 

The colors in the first photo appear washed out - in hand the colors are bright like in the second photo.

 

 

 

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Interior detail and size label:

 

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Great, thanks for the confirmation!

 

There must have been large-scale production of these because there are several on the forum that seem to have identical construction, materials, and labels. They don't strike me as products of individual small shops but rather a large industrial operation.

 

Would it be accurate to say these date toward the end of the Vietnam era? Most of the photos I've seen tend to date from 1969-70 or later.

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Great, thanks for the confirmation!

 

There must have been large-scale production of these because there are several on the forum that seem to have identical construction, materials, and labels. They don't strike me as products of individual small shops but rather a large industrial operation.

 

Would it be accurate to say these date toward the end of the Vietnam era? Most of the photos I've seen tend to date from 1969-70 or later.

 

 

I have a unused example that came in the effects of a KIA from the 101st Airborne.His mother gave me the items along with other items and his medals less the Purple Heart and Silver Star.WHen I displayed the items I used miniature medals to represent these.Later I returned the framed medals to the only living brother.The beret was even listed on the form from Graves Registration.He arrived in Vietnam Dec 67 and was KIA Jan 68.

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?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Here is the beret.His was ripstop not polin.

 

I dont have a poplin one to post and have been looking for one.

 

Here you can see the last item listed on the form is 1-Beret

 

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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?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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The beret was even listed on the form from Graves Registration.He arrived in Vietnam Dec 67 and was KIA Jan 68.

Interesting - that's pretty early, especially considering it's ripstop.

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Thanks!

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Here is the beret.His was ripstop not polin.

 

I dont have a poplin one to post and have been looking for one.

 

Here you can see the last item listed on the form is 1-Beret

 

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every time

Yours looks like its made from the US made and used ERDL and his looks like the ARVN airborne/BDQ camo to me, maybe its jst the camera flash

 

It seems something about that ARVN camo make it very difficult for a camera to capture its true colors everytime

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Located this going through some things.

 

Guess I do have a poplin one.

 

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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?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Located this going through some things.

 

Guess I do have a poplin one.

 

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Isn't it nice to stumble on something in your shoe box that you want, that you didn't know you already had? Nice surprise from time to time. My problem is when I can't find something I know I have but it is just gone.

 

Mikie

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Isn't it nice to stumble on something in your shoe box that you want, that you didn't know you already had? Nice surprise from time to time. My problem is when I can't find something I know I have but it is just gone.

 

Mikie

Just like Christmas...

 

I knew I had another camo beret.Just never thought it was the poplin version.Had not paid close attention.

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?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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You have one of everything Ron.

I wish... :D just need to work on a tiger one and wind proof suit and beret but he Kammo gods have been less than benevolent

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?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Thanks for sharing.These looks weird to me, because I didn't even know these berets existed and this is the first time Im seeing one.It looks like a nice addition to your collection.

 

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