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Over the years I have done a static display at the West Coast UDT/SEAL reunion in the San Diego area. Here are some pics of this years display.

 

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Very cool, especially the sign!


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great display. My dad was in UDT training when he was on the Intrepid and America during the early 60's and this display is great. Wish I had his UDT patch, but for now all I have is his boiler room whites from when he was in. He has a LOT of good stories from his time in the Mediterranean Fleet when he was in "training" though!


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It's dated 66-71. The UDT compound in Da Nang was established Sept 66 and was closed down Feb 71. This is the original sign that hung at various locations at Frogsville.

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What a great display! I'm in awe! I do have a question though, why is the SEAL badge pinned on upside-down on the Vietnamese made black beret? There has to be a story there.

 

Allan


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That is just the way I got it. I though about just taking the Trident off all together at various times.

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It's dated 66-71. The UDT compound in Da Nang was established Sept 66 and was closed down Feb 71. This is the original sign that hung at various locations at Frogsville.

Great piece thanks for sharing.

Ken



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Really great items and display. I have this marked bayonet and don't know if it's real UDT- used. I got it in a antique store in Las Vegas with no provenance. I would appreciate your expert opinion. It was not expensive. Thanks

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Thanks. It looks like it got rusty from water contact, but we will never know.

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Spike,

Hope you don't mine me adding a couple of pictures of a WWII helmet worn by Lt. Donald M. Walker, Executive Officer of UDT 13 during WWII and earning the Silver star at Iwo Jima. He was also "XO" of UDT13 at Okinawa.

I plan to post more later but thought you would appreciate it.

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Spike, outstanding display as always. I like how you pay attention to the small details that make this display so great.

How was the reaction from the veterans?

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Best

Martin


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They for the most part appreciate that I keep the history of the VN era guys alive. The photo albums get the most attention but sometimes something I have kick starts a memory and then stories start flowing.

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6th.MG.BN, that's a cool helmet. My focus is strictly Vietnam era, 62-73.

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Da Nang, I Corps

 

 

Kurt


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