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What is the distinct feature that tells you that? Color? Pattern? Style?

 

It is tailor made. Here is a pic of the inside.

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Rob, it is the shape, the construction, the pattern, etc. This is what you would find in surplus stores and sporting goods shops when we were kids.

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Here's a box as sent home from Nam.

 

Charles j O'Rourke had some custom spots made along with a combined name tape.

 

He also had a parachute cowboy hat which is pictured

 

Box contained numerous photos .

Passes and letters.

 

Enjoy

 

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Posted Imagenice to see a cowboy being used in country with pics to back it up.

 

This grouping will be featured in whole in my up coming Vietnam Camouflage book.

 

Owen


 

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TrenchfootJoe66

Dude, that is some serious stuff. Nice one, and thanks for the teaser. Recon, CAP or Advisor perhaps ?

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Seems he was a radio man !

 

 

This set came to me via a Very advanced camouflage collector by the way

 

 

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TrenchfootJoe66

Apparently he was radioman w/ a sense of style !

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HHC Scouts 2/7th Inf 24 ID Ft Stewart GA
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TrenchfootJoe66

Its hard to say for sure, just going from the photos. but it looks like that shirt at least saw a some useage. It appears to have lost a little color saturation anyway. Do any of the photos show him wearing that jacket ?It would be neat to see. My general impression being that non standard uniforms were somewhat less common with the Marines than say, the US Army. Ive had a few Marine groupings that had tailor or custom made cammo uniforms with them but they usually appeared to have seen little or no wear as compared to the issue stuff in the same grouping. Sorry but the "Militaria Nerd" in me is really coming on strong today. I guess Ill have to wait for the book to really get a better look !

D Co. 5/20th Inf 2nd ID Camp Casey ROK
HHC Scouts 2/7th Inf 24 ID Ft Stewart GA
A Co. 4/12 Inf 1 AD Baumholder FRG
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Roger that

Cant wait for the book

 

I can see it now... in the distant future, Tiger Stripe scholars will fall into two distinct and acrimonious camps. On the one side will be the "Johnsonists" and on the other, the upstart "Kammonistas" The study of Material Culture will never be the same...lol

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A Co. 4/12 Inf 1 AD Baumholder FRG
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Yankee Trader Relics

I am interested in finding out more about BEO GAM patterns, specifically with respect to white tags and the red letter size. Is it safe to say when encountered these are generally Asian commercial patterns (ie. Hong Kong, Japan, Okinawa)? I recently acquired a set of BEO GAMs at the OVMS club show, and the tag in the trousers is white with a red letter L. Along with these came a South Vietnamese Ranger beret which I have listed on my website (Yankee Trader Relics). I was told this all came from one vet source.

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USCapturephotos

Please help camo collectors. This is not my normal area but after reading more posts I am becoming intrigued.

First the jacket. It does have the metal 13 star buttons. Thoughts? I can find no tags or markings inside this heavily washed piece. Any chance of it being military used or do you all think most likely used by an actual hunter? Rough value?

Second up. The boonie hat I found yesterday at a yard sale. I assume this is commercially made...but my question is why in Korea? Also what vintage do you think this is? Rough value? Thanks for your help.

Paul

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