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A rifleman coat that was worn by a platoon commander with one of the 3 platoons that operated out of Solid Anchor mid-70. I have pics of the Lt. wearing this coat on an op but due to privacy concerns I can't post them.

 

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Here is my brown dominant radioman float coat. Even though its not my focus i do really dig float coats.

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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That would be an interesting topic.

 

While i found them to be less than comfortable (in my humble thoughts obviously), i was told by more than one person the actually the design was quite practical and appealing to soldiers that the vests were used even later than vietnam war. I've never been able to confirm these words,

Anyway, to support this i have a 90's one made from a woodland bdu (not a taiwan knockoff: a jacket shortened, lined with cordura, cordura pouches attached in a similar layout, with a navy modified oral/co2 inflatable bladder inside) as well as this photo taken in 1992 of SDV team 1, with the rightmost guy that looks like he's wearing a rifleman jacket.

 

Whilst this is during VN, here is a pic of an SASR member wearing a float coat.

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Nice poplin Lge Long poplin rifleman on ebay if anyone if keen

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252678517813?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Nice jacket. Rifleman in a large size and poplin the way it looks more common to find the ripstop I think.?


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

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Would like to buy one someday, even got a semi auto Stoner in the works. Well done and thanks for the Military Illustrated article copy!

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Here’s the vest that was fielded

I bought 10 yards here on the forum several years ago and when it came it was sadly cut up into sections.
As I collect printed Vietnam cloth as is I thought of what to do with it.
I kept a 3 yard section and sent some to a friend.
I also sent to Jim in Hong Kong at East Asia and he made me 2 vests as I had pretty much given up on finding a real one, as rare as hens teeth as they say

Anyway here is what he came up with
It’s not bad and he just missed the Velcro on the arms as he used elastic

I will use them for rose bowl wearing etc or Militaria show display etc

Original 2nd strike erdl unissued cloth made into SEAL camouflage combat floating vest.
A good fun item


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And the back
As a repo with real cloth it has the look
Sadly all the hardware and binding isn’t military grade but it’s just pretend


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The back


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Inside has a repo bladder
Jim’s attempt is top notch


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I asked him to make the pockets with plenty of lime green shaped drawings so the vest would not look boring


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The back pockets trimmed as original it’s nylon binding
Sides tied with 550 cord
Owen


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And here’s the original being worn in this well known Vietnam picture


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 U.S. NAVY SEALS, Harry Humphries and Fran Scollise in Vietnam.Looks like Harry Humpries is wearing a vest over the tiger shirt


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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 U.S. NAVY SEALS, Harry Humphries and Fran Scollise in Vietnam.Looks like Harry Humpries is wearing a vest over the tiger shirt

 

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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