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The simple poncho liner was an essential piece of equipment that every GI cherished.

In Tim O’Briens book The things they carried he talks in glowing terms about the poncho liner and it’s heat in the wet jungle.

My wife’s father swore by his and there was always several around.
I also have a few and my kids love to play Ghost with them.

They came in the old WW2 frog skin camouflage print as well as the leaf and lastly OD.

I will post a few different makers labels but I am sure there was more makers that I have came across.


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Plainly the layout of the label went through slight changes and colors.
1972 dated.
100% cotton.


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vintageproductions

In Vietnamese doesn't Bao-Chi mean reporter or correspondent?

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I

"Báo Chí" is Vietnamese for "Press" or "Newspaper", I believe above that is "សារព័ត៌មាន"which is Khmer for "Press". On the other side a tape has been removed, most likely the reporter's name in English, and above that would be a translation of their name in Khmer. 

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Picked this up about five or six years ago and finally found out what It was back In September, many thanks Richard W, you’re a hero 🙏

 

Jacket to an officer with Dao Doi 6 Trinh Sat, the recon company of the 6th Infantry regiment 2’nd ARVN Infantry Division.  
 

 

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Vietnamese Invisible ERDL Ranger Advisor top. This piece was worn by MSG William Brayman during his Vietnam tour as an ARVN Ranger advisor. He was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in 2017. Here is his induction bio:
MASTER SERGEANT BRAYMAN
MSG® Brayman served the Ranger Training Command/Ranger Department with distinction during multiple tours of duty. As a member of the Combat Conditioning Committee he demonstrated rare effectiveness and versatile ability. His exceptionally good judgment, extensive professional knowledge, devotion to duty and unselfish philosophy of service made him outstandingly effective as an Instructor in bayonet, hand-to-hand combat and physical training. As a principal Instructor, RGR Brayman exhibited the traits which characterized a successful Infantryman and an outstanding Instructor. His thorough knowledge of the subject, demonstrated ability to communicate ideas, ability to organize lesson materials, and ability to grow professionally enabled him to greatly increase the accepted standards of instruction by inspiring confidence and progress in the Ranger Student. As Chief Instructor of the Patrolling Committee, RGR Brayman influenced not only fellow instructors, but the Students that formed the backbone of our Army for years to come. As an Advisor to the 52d Vietnamese Ranger Battalion, Ranger Brayman instilled the values and attributes of the American Ranger which increased the units' success against the insurgent guerilla forces. Ranger Brayman was the epitome of a Ranger Noncommissioned Officer. Ranger Brayman's values, attributes and strength of character are evident in Ranger Training to this day. 8d8001a071c3cbbed9c715e12d0ebe24.jpg
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vintageproductions

Was moving some pieces around in the showroom today and found this on one of the racks.

 

Bright Lime Green erdl shirt with incountry made name strip, but on the sleeve is a pen pocket made out of Vietnamese ranger pattern camo.

 

Hadn't even paid attention to it until today. I wonder how long it's been on the rack and none of us ( spikey and Kammo-man) ever saw it.

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kammo-man

Bob your picture taking is about as good as my spelling.

owen 

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Bryant U.
Bryant 
fantastic 
Owen 

Thanks O.


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kammo-man

Production dates usually start at 69 so the Arvn covers are either Arvn print or experimental test run print.

I need to find some more pictures of them in use at this earlier time frame.

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Deal of the week , mint poplin trousers early hard edge with a later more lime pocket applied. The trouble is they are x-small short however $11 couldn’t resist. 

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22 hours ago, bravo_2_zero said:

Deal of the week , mint poplin trousers

 

I got the opposite of that: well worn with a big hole or two. These came out of about 10 gear bags I bought from a SEAL who did two tours as an officer with ST 1  platoons in Vietnam. He is about 6-4 and the gear included the named large ERDLs he wore, plus this very small pair: no idea how it got mixed in.

 

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ARVN cut made from US ERDL cut edge poplin, Large size 34”WX32”L. Thrift store find from back in the mid 90’s. 

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