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They used any gear they could get their hands on, in about every combination imaginable - including Army equipment. Early island campaigns were conducted using WWI ‘03 Springfield rifles and M1917 helmets. I knew a 1st MARDIV veteran personally that wore a USN M41 jacket on Okinawa. He said when they would rotate ‘off the line’, they would “go shopping” in the pile of clothing and gear outside the field hospital, and wore whatever fit.

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They used any gear they could get their hands on, in about every combination imaginable - including Army equipment. Early island campaigns were conducted using WWI ‘03 Springfield rifles and M1917 helmets. I knew a 1st MARDIV veteran personally that wore a USN M41 jacket on Okinawa. He said when they would rotate ‘off the line’, they would “go shopping” in the pile of clothing and gear outside the field hospital, and wore whatever fit.

 

 

 

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I knew a paramarine who served later on Iwo.He wore a set of Army issue two buckle combat boots.He loved them.Said he would "trade" or "borrow" to get a set when ever he could.He hated the leggings and said the two buckles were the closet thing he could get to the issue jump boots he had when in the para marines

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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