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great discussion guys and to add our input, we chose to display an ERDL clad RT Idaho at our last show, again a controversial choice but it may prompt some of the SOG vets we talk to bring out that long lost photo...

 

We have modded ERDL jackets with the F*&K OFF & IM DEAD and O-Negative and Non Allergic tapes.

 

http://www.modernforces.com/sog_rtdaho.htm

 

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Paul Bishop

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MACV-SOG Living History Group

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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great discussion guys and to add our input, we chose to display an ERDL clad RT Idaho at our last show, again a controversial choice but it may prompt some of the SOG vets we talk to bring out that long lost photo...

 

We have modded ERDL jackets with the F*&K OFF & IM DEAD and O-Negative and Non Allergic tapes.

 

http://www.modernforces.com/sog_rtdaho.htm

 

mo_westie_14_450.jpg

mo_rt_idaho_2_450.jpg

 

VERY nice set up Paul, as always.

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Paul, you are right about the Hachet Forces using ERDL camo uniforms. I have many photographs of Hachet Force personnel wearing ERDL camo, tiger stripes, and OD jungle jackets, all on operations in Vietnam or in camp. As you stated, these forces were confined to operations within Vietnam and rarely went cross border. One obvious exception is Operation Tailwind of course.

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Paul, you are right about the Hachet Forces using ERDL camo uniforms. I have many photographs of Hachet Force personnel wearing ERDL camo, tiger stripes, and OD jungle jackets, all on operations in Vietnam or in camp. As you stated, these forces were confined to operations within Vietnam and rarely went cross border. One obvious exception is Operation Tailwind of course.

 

Thanks Mike,

 

glad we're in some agreement :) LOL, I guess we'll never know, but my uneducated guess would be Hatchet Force member wearing it in Rep of Vietnam on Hatchet Force mission?

 

Great photo by the way, love to see more from that series :)

 

thanks for sharing, and Im glad to see this thread is staying "friendly"

 

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great discussion guys and to add our input, we chose to display an ERDL clad RT Idaho at our last show, again a controversial choice but it may prompt some of the SOG vets we talk to bring out that long lost photo...

 

We have modded ERDL jackets with the F*&K OFF & IM DEAD and O-Negative and Non Allergic tapes.

 

http://www.modernforces.com/sog_rtdaho.htm

 

mo_westie_14_450.jpg

mo_rt_idaho_2_450.jpg

 

 

hey paul

 

great photos as always Sir, you guys do a great job!! Im jelous of your ERDLs, I dont even have a set that nice!! Please take good care of MY RPD!!!! LOL just take it apart and send it piece by peice!!!!

keep up the good work!!!

 

paul

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hey paul

 

great photos as always Sir, you guys do a great job!! Im jelous of your ERDLs, I dont even have a set that nice!! Please take good care of MY RPD!!!! LOL just take it apart and send it piece by peice!!!!

keep up the good work!!!

 

paul

 

 

well I am in LA in November, will bring a few bits :w00t: (I wont really in case someone in power is reading this...)

Paul Bishop

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http://www.modernforces.com

 

MACV-SOG Living History Group

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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Owen, here is a photograph of a man wearing an erdl camo uniform similar to yours. However, he is not preparing for a mission but is in camp. You will also notice that he is wearing a black baseball cap. metal rank insignia on his collars, and ID cards attached to his pockets. Definitely a jacket worn in camp.

I'm sure Spike would agree that he is wearing it in case he becomes drunk, falls on his face, and pukes all over himself.

 

Mike,

 

OK, pic was taken in camp but why this shirt with sleeves pockets + blood tapes must only be worn in camp ? is it only for training purpose ? the guy was dressed like he was about to go in mission (without gear ans missing the cargo strap belt)

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Open invitation to stay here!!!! happy to have ya, maybe we can drop by Kammo mans place and Bob shop!!!

 

paul

 

 

Well I was thinking of popping in ;) and Kaiser Bills and Bobs are on the list of visits too. I think the show is before I get there, I arrive on the 16th Nov :( oh and I have to do some work at some point :D

Paul Bishop

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http://www.modernforces.com

 

MACV-SOG Living History Group

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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Or the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show in Pomona......Okay, enough with my shameless plugs.

 

I'd be there if I could afford the plane tickets Bob! Hoping to go one year :)

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Owen, the Hachet Forces were considered part of SOG. They are present day members of the SOA. Hachet Forces duties did not require them to run missions into Cambodia or Laos, except on a few occasions.

I agree with Paul that your jacket is 100% authentic period but probably belonged to a Hachet Force member.

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Nice pictures Mike, thanks for posting. That trailor has sure seen better days and is that Frank Greco on the far right of the photo?

Paul Bishop

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http://www.modernforces.com

 

MACV-SOG Living History Group

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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