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On 10/3/2020 at 12:06 AM, kammo-man said:

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Hard strike green variant poplin


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Great shirt Owen. Has all the bells and whistles. Neat that it only has one epaulet 

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The above belongs to another USMF Member Dennis Kim and was his shirt he wore in Vietnam.

He has told the store that in the 80's, his son wrote Rambo over then name strip while he wore it.

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My father was in the Australian Army in Vietnam based in Saigon as part of HQ Australian Forces Vietnam. While he was there he traveled around the country to various bases and areas for his job. He managed to acquire a few uniforms including this set made up for him. Unfortunately when he died a "family friend' stole it and a great deal of other uniforms, equipment, bayonets and my fathers Bronze Star from my parents house and they have never been seen again.

The second image is me back in 1986/87 when I had the job of modelling the uniforms for him.

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An addition to the kids cam uniform I posted on the Beogam thread, I just found this image of my brother wearing an ERDL uniform that our father had made for him in Vietnam in 1968/69. I also have a sarong made from ERDL material that I will take some images of and post here in the next day or so. The photo would be just after he came back in 1969 or at the latest in 1970 as I am the youngest there.

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US issue tropical uniforms were heavily modified as was the custom in Vietnam.
Pockets straightened and hidden zipper pockets added in the French style.
Patches are a mix of hand embroidered printed and woven as here.


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Brown dominate Arvn uniforms also existed.
This was was obtained by a news reporter who made it into Cambodia and Vietnam.
Both languages are represented here in the countries different font and sewing styles.
Shirt also has a Cambodian jump wing as reporters typically were awarded these when covering a particular unit.


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The set was found in Kentucky if I remember correctly by a fellow member and kindly traded to me a decade ago.
Brown dom US issue pants complete the set.
Shirt is dated 69
Pants dated 70.

Press-journalists sets exist and are hard to find.
If this was named it would be great but it is what it is.
Owen


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Greetings Owen, here is a advisors invisible you have seen before. Acquired from a surplus store in Atlanta where the owner usually won’t sell any vintage items. 

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