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Are these WW2, Korean War or Vietnam field rations? I thought the latter but a quick Google search seemed to suggest that the maker of one of the tins went out of business not liong after WW2. What do you think? Thanks

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From memory, manufacture date is Julian form. Your Pecan roll has the date. Three digits are Julian, first two digits year., I can not read your can numbers from the pics.

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US Military Guy

They look like the ones we ate in Basic in the late '70s.


Of course, that does not answer the question on how old they are . . . just when we ate them. 


So, yes, the "could" be Korea era.

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What exactly are the five digit numbers on them? Pics are not clear. The pecan roll looks like "62355", that would make it manufactured the 355th day of 1962.

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