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10 hours ago, kammo-man said:

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Beautiful beret.
I don’t think I have seen that insignia before.
How did it come into your hands ?
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O, it came with a veteran’s grouping that I got a few years ago.

 

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On 9/10/2020 at 9:53 PM, kammo-man said:

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The nylon Leaf waterproof poncho !


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Is it just me or is he wearing a poncho liner with a hole cut in it? It has a solid green border like the liner while the poncho is erdl to the edge. Also the neck hole looks lopsided and I think some of the white stuffing is sticking out 

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The original US test prints of the ERDL leaf pattern was printed on the heavy oG 107 type cloth.
As testing went on in the early 1960s and a new front opened up in south Vietnam the existing stocks of yardage was deemed surplus and allocated to the Arvn and public auctions.
The testing was advanced by this stage in 1964 and new light weight cloths were coming on line.
This coupled with slight changes in the print regarding colors.
Here’s a Vietnamese production set using US production cloth from 1966.

The shirt resembles a Frogskin Army WW2 cut
The pants similar to the US utility pant only with a crouch re enforcement and hidden back buttons.
Easy to confuse with US produced hunting items but completely different.

Here’s a Special forces used set to a decorated man.


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Hats were made from cutting up uniforms literally.
This Vietnamese production pork pie style is very typical of the mid 60s
By 68 is was out of style.
The grid sewing is very Florida civilian beach style.


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Like this

Boonie didn’t come with the set when I got it at the SOS many years ago.
I split the cost with JH.
He took the awards.
I took the Cammo.


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The matching pants are in the classic Arvn production cut.
Covered pocket flaps and crouch padding.
This is the exact same cut used in the Windproof pattern.


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