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Only a page and I'm already drooling, great idea for a thread!

 

To be sure I'm clear, on the reversed beret is it light green brown which have swapped shapes? 

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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So I have a question about ERDL:  As I understand it, the pattern itself goes back to the end of WWII, but when did it first appear on issued uniforms?  Everything I'm seeing seems to be ~1967 or so. Is that right?  Or were there ERDL uniforms issued before that? 

Martin

Englewood, CO

US Army 1980-2005

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Pattern development was 1948.
Reversible suits 1963.
Test suits issued 1964.
Invisible print 1965.
Poplin 1966.
Rip Stop 1968.
Brown prints 1968.
Brown variations 1969-70
Test patterns 1972.
RDF 1976-79 ....old bolts of all patterns used to fill orders.

I hope that answers your question

Owen


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Owen, great thread... thanks for starting it..
 

Here’s an in-country made erdl USMC cover.

It is named to a 33 year veteran (WWII, Korea, Vietnam). In Vietnam he was a Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Third Batallion, Ninth Marines.

 

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another 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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An then a  few that i no longer own but still nice none the less

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That’s an awesome Cammo cover !
It took me at least 20 years hunting to find one but yours tops that all day long !
How did you find it ?

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Also great pieces !
I see one in there that I used to own

Thanks for sharing everyone

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