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Vietnam War Tour Jacket USMC Chu Lai 66-67


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A friend of mine collects vintage clothing and she came across this Tour Jacket. I haven't seen one with this particular look and the design theme is something I would not post outside this forum.

 

If his online unit roster is comprehensive, then this just has to be Marine Corporal David Earl Helm

 

Served 1965-1967

 

Vietnam Service 1966-1967, 3531, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/L Company

 

Fallen Nov 10, 1967, Grenade accident in defensive position, Quang Nam Province.

 

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Don E. Wagner

 

www.soldiersmuseum.com

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It doesn't look like a typical Japenese-made Jacket but was hoping for more input regarding this. Zipper is "HAMA" brand but of course could have been imported.

Don E. Wagner

 

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I would say Okinawa or PI made...they did a lot of direct embroidery in the Phillipines.

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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.."

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It doesn't look like a typical Japenese-made Jacket but was hoping for more input regarding this. Zipper is "HAMA" brand but of course could have been imported.

Killer jacket. HAMA is a zipper manufacturer from Japan. You find them on some Japanese made Tigerstripe trousers.

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