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Help needed a complete novice in this area. M65 trousers vietnam war ?


Paul marsden

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Paul marsden

Hey guys like I said I'm a complete new boy to uniforms ive seen these for sale and was wondering are they original and would this type been used in Vietnam war.  They are being sold as 

Us military vietnam m65 combat fatigue trousers button fly.. any help would be much appreciated. 

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MilitaryPicker1941

They’re just regular sateen pants, not m65

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Paul marsden

Ok thanks would they have been worn in combat at all. They are going for a cheap price thats why I wanted to find out first. Is it possible to date them via the dsa marking?

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When I've talked to guys who served in Vietnam, I've often had some refer to these og107 sateen shirts/pants as "state-side" uniforms.  These were usually just utility pants and not intended for combat compared to the jungle jacket/pants. The contract is circa '66

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kammo-man

They were worn in combat.
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In the early years of Vietnam only combat soldiers received the jungle fatigue uniforms.  Even aviators seemed to wear OG-107s a lot.  Later in the war nearly everyone in country was issued jungle fatigues whether they served in the field or not.

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MAAG 1963

 

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173rd Abn Bde (Sep) 1965

 

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1st Bde 101st Abn Div 1965

 

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1st Inf Div 1965.

 

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3rd Mar Div 1965

 

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25th Inf Div 1966

 

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1st Cav Div 1966

 

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The Fatigue pants did see scattered use in combat as well as everyday wear outside of the field. like in base camps etc well into 1968, as seen here in February 1968 with a Marine during the Battle of Hue, mostly with Marines, Navy and Air Force, less so in the Army.

 

 

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Paul marsden

Thanks for all the help guys I've purchased the sateen pants now for a good price... and the photos really help too I just need now to find a shirt/top to go with it🤦‍♂️... cheers paul

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9 hours ago, Paul marsden said:

Thanks for all the help guys I've purchased the sateen pants now for a good price... and the photos really help too I just need now to find a shirt/top to go with it🤦‍♂️... cheers paul

Anyone of the patterns of Fatigue Shirts will do if your looking at the mid 60s to late 60s.. There were three worn concurrently in the mid 60s to late 60s, the 1st 2nd and 3rd Patterns, the older patterns continue to be worn by the men who had them. The type of insignia worn on each of them will vary from service to service, and within the army from year to year.

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Paul marsden

Thanks patches ive seen a couple similar to the top photo type1? that go for about $60 in good condition no patches on them but are 66 dated...top 4 is the same shirt and bottom the other not sure what to go for??

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