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NEW ITEMS UPDATED 11/15/16

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A VERY EXCITING FIND THIS WEEK , 

I HAVE NOT FOUND MUCH FOR MY COLLECTION LATELY , THIS WAS A SHOCK FOR ME TO FIND AT THE ALAMO MILITARY STORE IN ST LOUIS, THIS IS AN ORIGINAL VIETNAM WAR SECRET WEAPON DECK OF ACE OF SPADES CARDS .

THESE ARE RARE , THEY REISSUED THESE DURING DESERT STORM BUT YOU CAN TELL THEM EASY , THE BACKS ARE BLUE NOT RED AND THE BOX IS LETTERED DIFFERENTLY AS TO NOT DESTROY THE VALUE OF THESE RARE CARDS 

 

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FLAIR PEN WITH FLARES 

I like these pen flares  , I saw this one with a rigger made pouch , its numbered 32 on the pouch , the holder is one I am not familiar with, its dated 1968

special forces / sog were rumored to modify these into a last resort weapon 

 

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VIETNAMESE MADE CAST METAL PEACE PENDANT

I have collected these over the years , this type was made and sold to troops in vietnam . I have several others that are documented in the collection . 

 

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TO HELL WITH COMMUNISM !

I have always wanted one of these , they are quite rare , I saw the first one years ago in a picture of a special forces bar. since them I have seen more of them in pictures . I have only seen one other one for sale several years ago. its salty , smoked stained and really neat 

 

 

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A QUALITY JEWELER OR ARTIST MADE WAR PENDENT

this is the finest war pendant I have ever seen, it is made out of heavy  brass and polished . I have owned several over the years but non as nice as this one. It has been worn but still retains luster . this is not one of the copy junk types  you see on ebay , look close you can tell a difference if you click on the picture 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viet Nam war Trophies - the private collection of Gary E. Rogers 

This may well be the most exciting item I have ever added to the collection . I met Gary years ago when he was selling his fantastic collection. he collected before US citizens stated going back to Vietnam. He collected most everything including Uniforms, weapons, booby traps, and much more. I never new this book existed . I was contacted by Gary some time back and he wanted a few things for a display . I was offered this book of his collection in a trade for some items . I was thrilled that I could have a book containing Gary's collection before he sold it , the book is excellent , Gary was a very detailed person and the descriptions and pictures are fantastic.  I have shown two pages of the book of items that I have or had in my collection from Gary . I have been able to purchase a lot of Gary's items over the years from other collectors that had some of his things . Gary's items have a tag on them that states it from the Rogers collection . 

I have enjoyed talking to Gary again, He still collects , he still has a superior knowledge of the Vietnam war and the items that were brought back. If you have an item from Gary's collection or would like to contact him you can reach him at 

garythegreat74@yahoo.com 

 

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real death card 

one of three types of real death cards I have ever had in my collection. these were produced in decks of playing cards of 52, the address is masked to preserve the card from being reproduced . recently one of the decks has surfaced complete with all 52 cards and in mint condition . 

back of card

I had a choice of this card are the joker the day I bought this card , I chose the ace due to the fact that this is a bad ju ju for the Vietnamese . 

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group of local made holsters

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theater made / 45 cal, holster with bullet  loops and spare mag  pouch on holster 

 

the best of the bunch, this is a local made holster BUT, its well made , not like the cheap leather ones we all are used to seeing 

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well made and is named to a captain , he wrote his name in this at the time he gave it to a friend of mine at a vet jam at jefferson barracks in St Louis MO. 

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local made shoulder holster 

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local made shoulder holster 

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two really cool little local made holsters , both with bullet loops . one came with a smith model 36, the other is made for what looks to be a semi auto 32 cal weapon 

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another death card, this is for the c co 2 /34 armor, this is an original card, note there were some new cards made for the reunion of the 2/34, there are some noted differences so one can tell the original from the copies, this was done intentionally  rare card 

 

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picture of the back of the above death card, with a story from the company that made them.

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three original peace necklace's , worn by anti war hippies and many of our troops during the war.

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head bands were very popular with the us soldiers , the left one is a used montagnard ;one the other two im not sure about who made them. 

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 arm band ,a first class item, American Indian made and worn, no history came with this, the bead work is outstanding , war lord, with the American flag upside down , a distress signal . a great piece of 60;s Americana 

 

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back of the arm band , buck skin 

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super shadow box for the Michael McClellan , gunners mate third class, 1968, river division 573, the picture is one I have seen before the patches are post war except for the river division on the right and the river patrol boat one on the right top, very cool display 

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 a black dyed sterile sks chest pouch with buttons instead of toggles , this was found in a group of Vietnam items from an estate sale 

 

 

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a very rare in country made pin, showing the hanoi jane in a north vietnamese anti aircraft gun, this is very will made with much detail , never found another , if you have one let me know .

 

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original 1960' US military target 

these were used at tiger land training base 

hard to find one today ( small one)

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CHIEU HOI  match box and Sean Flynn MIA match book

both came from same vet , stationed at Bien Phuc in the Mekong Delta , he picked this up in 69, he was 9th division , 2nd battalion , 47th infantry . Sean Flynn is Errol flynn's son 

not many of these survived , this is the only Chieu Hoi match I have ever found.

 

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SOUVENIR KNIFE FROM SAIGON 

GI BRING BACK 

 

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VIETNAM CARRIED RANDALL 

ALL CORRECT AS FOUND .

 

 

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AK-47 POSTER 

GI bring back , US military issue , printed on tempered masonite , had government number on the bottom right, these were all over Vietnam . very rare here .

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US military target, this one is the full size one , from the Chicago museum , now closed, has the price from Saigon Joe . again this was a training target for our men (large one)

 

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a rare original poster to advertise the new Chieu Hoi village at Binh Tuy Provence . on the back is a full translation of the poster to English 

 

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ONE OF KIND , IN COUNTRY CARVED BY WOUNDED VET 

HAND CARVED MARK 2 FIGHTING KNIFE

196TH INF VET WAS WOUNDED , DURING RECOVERY THE GSA BROUGHT OVER TO VIETNAM A WOOD CARVER , HE SHOWED ALL THE VETS IN RECOVERY HOW TO CARVE , THIS IS WHAT THE VET MADE IN COUNTRY  BEFORE HE WENT BACK TO HIS UNIT, ITS REALLY NEAT .

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extremely rare original vet nam made 1962 junk force flags , these were from the estate of a us navy vet that served in Vietnam in the early advisor period, I have the vets last name , he was one of the nave men that set up the original Junk force . very very cool , only ones I have ever seen that are real

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I was able to buy the second flag that is a small version of the larger flag, both are identical except for size . a nice addition to my collection , 

 

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1968 KIA SILVER STAR GROUP 

John G Schmidt -specialist Four E4- United States Army -Company A,1st Battalion , 52nd infantry ,198th Light infantry Brigade , Silver Star Award 17th January -1968

FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AGAINST A HOSTILE FORCE 

a very will documented group , medals are named    

 

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Air borne Ranger group 

Tom @ Alamo military found this real nice group, when in St Louis visit the Alamo , the première collectable military shop in the St Louis Area .

from the vets estate 

very complete and well documented named group bought direct from the family ,pictures are from high school to end of his tour in Vietnam  patches are local made 

 

 

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named grouping -18th military police - 1968-1971

Tom @ Alamo military is the best source in the St Louis area for collectable militia , Tom handles militaria from all wars and conflicts .  .

720th MP BN SP4 Mike Mueller 

one of the best and most interesting groups I have ever found, great pictures , he was in at the prison hospital were they took the wounded vc for treatment , some new and interesting artifacts not seen before , vc tags , vc diary , plastic arm band from vc ( only one I have ever seen ) Check out the boonie hat , that is salty , I will put up pictures of the hats in the Vietnam head gear section  

 

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Named 173 Airborne Veterans  beret and scarf 

original Vietnam made 173 Airborne named scarf with theater made beret with Vietnamese made ranger airborne flash with jump wings , has name and home name on the back of the beret , all original with dog tag

 

 

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2 named fight suits with book documentation of mans service in the secret war over Cambodia, the rustics , how many Cambodian flags have you seen on flight suits. Mr. Murphy's call sign was RUSTIC Charlie , the bid dogs flew over Cambodia from 1970 to 1973, the crew included one US captain pilot , 1 Cambodian officer , and one interrupter who would relay info to the pilot on when and were to send in the fast movers to bomb the Khmer . very rare interesting flight suits from a very secret us engagement , this is a patch I rarely see from the secret unit ( from alamo militaria ) St Louis 

Mr Murphy is named in the book CALL SIGN RUSTIC 

 

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JUST ADDED TO THE MURPHY GROUP, HIS ORIGINAL 69 DATED RIP STOP JUNGLE JACKET , JACKET IS VERY SALTY , THE US AIR FORCE TABS AND THE MURPHY TABS ARE THEATER MADE SAME AS THE ONES ON THE FLIGHT SUITES , 

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ONE OF A KIND

silk woven banner , found at the Alamo Military store in St Louis Mo. how many of these can there be in the world , the traditional American Jazz Orchestra form the Vietnamese Marine Corps Brigade  February 1962

I love this piece , its in excellent condition (from alamo military)

 

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Nice Original group from a US NAVY Vet , jacket says it all , he said he was with the group that was responsible for port safety for all incoming supplies , later he was assigned to the HQ Shore Patrol for the US Admirals  , brassard, lighters , and Vietnam money all from the same vet , he got out of the store before Tom got his name ,there is writing on the money , says from pat with love , 

 

this was found at the Alamo military in st Louis Missouri 

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Two items from General Eggleston 

a presentation cigarette box from Lt Col -Phan-van-cach-from men and officers of II corps tac zone -cg and SCD dicectacate( as spelled on the box ,

a letter opener for BG Howard K Eggleston 

 

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salty original Vietnam issue Camillus fighting knife with US Navy vets personal rope work on handle , this came from some items from a US navy Vets items , his name was DJ Aubuchon , I have his tour jacket listed under uniforms section 

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Original TRU BALANCE knife, this is a correct vietnam period knife with correct sheath .

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special item 

this was part of a collection in spain for a long time, I was able to get it for this collection from that collector. This was bought originally from Jason Hardy at the dog tag years ago . 

 

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eaby find , really rare Vietnam war protest button, not only a Vietnam collectable but a Beatles collectable , this is around 1970 or 71

 

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some what rare US flack vest 

these are hard to find, this is a contract from the early 70's . The instructions on the inside flap are all in Vietnamese 

found at the alamo - St Louis 

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ART PRINT #1

SGT WALDRON AND SPOTTER 

Sgt Waldron won , Three DSC'S , Two Silver Stars, Four Bronze Stars, Three Air Medals and Two Purple Hearts . signed by the artist . this is print # 31 of 300. 1983

click on the picture to read the story of this great man 

 

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ART PRINT #2

print by Max Crace / 1987 / United States Marine Recon , Republic of Vietnam . this is a print on a hard board there are a few nail holes around the edges , the print is clean . 

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ART PRINT # 3

outstanding large print , Bell UH-1C, of the 174th assault Helicopter Company , Gun Platoon ,14th Avn Bn.1st Avn Bde. Vietnam 1971. this is print 37 of 1000. 1986, signed by the artist , only one I have ever seen it has been hanging in my office for over 20 years . 

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ART PRINT #4

1984 Max Crace, Us Military Assistance Command , Mac V Sog, Republic of Vietnam . not on hard board , print is made on poster paper , not easy to find anymore .

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ART PRINT # 5

MIDNIGHT COWBOY

original poster mounted on hard board, Sandy One, # 310 of 1000, hand signed by the artist and Capt Richard Drury the pilot of Midnight cowboy this is a rare print. I have not seen another . this has been hanging in my office for years . 

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AIR BORNE LICENSE PLATE , HEAVY CAST WINGS, TAKEN OFF OF A 67 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE IN OR ABOUT 1980 IN EAST ST LOUIS ILL JUNK YARD. CAR WAS A TOTAL HEAP, HAD 173RD AIRBORNE STICKERS ON THE REAR WINDOW. I have never ran across a large case jump wing like this ever, the plate has a horse stamped  on it and painted blue .there is a small crack were the wing meets the parachute 

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2 Vietn

United States Air Force Clinton A Murphy 

Son of  Major General Clinton Murphy 

Forward Air Controller 1969-197

am 

 

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these are the medals that were with the estate of Mr. Murphy , the beer cans are all original , along with the very rare Sons of Confederate Veterans Vietnam service medal and SCV war service medal , Sons of Confederate veterans order of stars and bars medal, two air medals , reserve air force medal, Air force Commendation medal ,  captains bars , Dog tags, name tag, misc  there was a  flying cross medal with the group but no documents for this medal 

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Clinton A Murphy 

very nicely done arrangement of his campaign ribbons and observer wings and pictures of the vet 

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Captain Murphy's award documents and medals, the one recognition award is from the 4133rd bombardment wing , in support of there operations in South East Asia , the 4133 was Arc Light , B-52.s , as  a Forward Air Controller he would have called in Arc Light Missions over South East Asia 

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Captain Murphy's diplomas , he also has a US Army graduation from Fort Benning for completing airborne infantry school , I know that for some reason some Air Force pilots did go to army infantry school, not sure how many or why .

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Clinton Murphy's rare Sons Of Confederate veterans medals , Captain Murphy was a direct descendent of a confederate officer who fought in the civil war , his father , MG Clinton Murphy also has the ww2 Sons of Confederate Veterans medals , these are very rare medals , I have down loaded some information on his camp in Missouri to stay with the group . 

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ORIGINAL PERIOD CHICOM HOLSTER 

ONLY BLACK ONE I HAVE EVER FOUND , CORRECT PERIOD LEATHER DIED BLACK WITH CORRECT BLUE CORDUROY LINER FOR THE TYPE 54 CHICOM PISTOL    

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FROM THE ESTATE OF IAN SUTHERLAND 

THIS IS AN UNUSUAL PIECE OF ART, THE PRINT IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIETNAM WAR BY TOM NIELSON, WITH A QUOTE FROM GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORLAND , SIGNED BY HIM, I WAS ASKED TO LOOK AT THE ESTATE IN 2003 WHEN LT COL SUTHERLAND DIED IN A SKY DIVING ACCIDENT ,   THIS WAS HANGING IN THE SUTHERLAND HOME , ORIGIN OF THIS IS UNKNOWN , JUST A NEAT ITEM .

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SET OF MIXED USED BEAT TIGER STRIPE

FOUND AT THE ALAMO IN ST LOUIS , TOP IS TADPOLE SPARSE AND THE BOTTOMS ARE LATE WAR LIGHT WEIGHT TYPE 

THERE WAS A TUNNEL LAMP IN THE BOX WITH THESE TIGERS , CHECK IT OUT IN THE VC NVA SECTION . 

 

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NEAT DISPLAY OF ANTIQUE  VIETNAMESE MONEY

THE BACK GROUND IS SILK CLOTH, THESE WERE SOLD ON THE STREET CORNERS OF SAIGON AND OTHER CITIES DURING THE WAR .

 

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AUSTRALIAN FLAG 

PURCHASED IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA IN 1970, HUNG IN OR OFFICERS CLUB B- TROOP- 1ST SQUADRON -9TH AIR CAV- 1ST CAV DIVISION ( AIRMOBILE ) AT BEAR CAT AND THEN BIEN HOA . PERSON THAT OWNED THIS FLAG WAS GEORGE  NICHOLAS ,CW-3 AH1G, COBRA ATTACK HELICOPTER , AIRCRAFT COMMANDER FOR B 1/9 1ST CAV DIV. ( AM) CALL SIGN (SABER 22) IN COUNTY FROM NOV 69 TO DEC. 71, LETTER SIGNED AND WRITTEN BY HIM COMES WITH THE FLAG , HE STATES THAT THE FLAG HAS BEEN IN HIS POSSESSION SINCE 1970 UNTIL I ACQUIRED IT FROM HIM.

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WAR TIME , HAND MADE BUDDHIST FLAG 

VERY RARE ORIGINAL WAR TIME FLAG , I HAVE LOOKED FOR YEARS FOR ONE THAT WAS WAR TIME AND ORIGINAL . 

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WAR TIME SOUTH KOREAN FLAG

FLAG IS PRINTED ON CLOTH , ORIGINAL WAR TIME FLAG 

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PHILIPPINE FLAG FROM TAY NIN PROVENCE 

FLAG WAS FOR A GROUP FROM THE PHILIPPINES THAT DID HUMANITARIAN WORK WITH THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE IN TAY NINH , THERE WERE A CONTINGENT OF PHILIPPINE SPECIAL FORCES THAT PROVIDED THERE SECURITY , THIS IS A RARE WAR TIME FLAG NOT OFTEN SEEN 

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US navy presentation Gerber

1969 Gerber / named to US navy Chief petty Officer /Morris Ambrose St Clair / knife is engraved with name and service SS number , it matches the military records for him . His service started in 1955 and went to 1975, comes with his complete military service record , and the record of the ship he got his Vietnam service medal serving aboard 

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knife has been carried and sharpened but remains in very good condition with no issues .with original steel sharpener 

Chief Petty Officer St Clair was assigned to the USS Mahan, Destroyer , the history of this ship is on line, the one noted thing about this destroyer is that on its patch it has a area of 13 stars for the 13 tours in did in Vietnam . The ship cruised both off shore and inland waterways during the war . 

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Combined Action Group year book

this is a very rare book for a small unit that combined USMC and ARVN , I have never seen another . book is in fair to good condition and is from this unit 1969 Chu Lai Viet-Nam 

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Original Viet-nam sand cast , brass peace necklace , the leather cord broke , it was removed and not touched since the war , still has all the sweat and age on the piece , a neat find .

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presentation desk name plaque 

Korea made and marked black lacquer with mother of pearl  inlay . slight damage to a letter R , other than that its real nice , named to a Brig General . nice display piece 

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UNIQUE FIND AT A MILITARY STORE ( THE ALAMO ST LOUIS )

NAMED UNIFORM FROM AN ESTATE SALE , NOT A BIG DEAL UNTIL SOME ONE LOOKED IN THE POCKET OF THE COAT , VERY RARE RANCH HAND SCARF AND OTHER ITEMS . THE UNIFORM WAS MADE IN OKINAWA JAPAN, NAMED TO J. D. HOUSE . THE HAT IS ALSO NAMED TO CAPTAIN HOUSE . JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT ONE NEVER KNOWS WHAT THEY WILL FIND IF THEY HUNT AND SEARCH . 

 

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ORIGINAL 1963 NAMED( HOPPING ) 1ST PATTERN EXPOSED BUTTON SHIRT , SHIRT IS ALL ORIGINAL WITH HAND MADE 1ST LOG POCKET HANGER , MAC V PATCH , JUMP WINGS , CIB . SPECIALIST PATCHES , CAME WITH PANTS , MINT FIRST PATTERN EXPOSED BUTTON . SMALL LONG . JUST A GREAT FIND 

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LRRP WORN - ORIGINAL- VERY SALTY - BENRUS WATCH - RUNS - WITH ISSUE WRIST COMPASS , LOOKS LIKE A CISO ISSUED PIECE BUT CISO ISSUED THE SAME SET UP WITH SEIKO WATCHES

LOOK CLOSE ITS BEEN TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME, SWEAT AND DIRT CAKED WATCH BAND , VERY NEAT PIECE .

 

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not often encountered any more -69 dated mint bi pod and cleaning accessories MINT Unissued

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MINT UNISSUED 1969 DATED US SHOT GUN BELT POUCH

 

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HISTORIC FLAG

IN COUNTRY HAND MADE PEACE FLAG, VERY WELL MADE. THE FLAG IS SIGNED BY OVER 100 VETERANS ,  TIME IT WAS SIGNED WAS AROUND 1972-73 ,, ALL THE NOTES ARE TO TWO PEOPLE I ASSUME OWNED THE FLAG , PELOM AND CRAIG . IF YOU ARE ON THE FLAG OR REMEMBER ANY THING ABOUT THIS FLAG OR THE CRAIG AND PELOM  PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN UPDATE THE HISTORY OF THIS FLAG

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USMC GROUP, VET WAS IN NAM 1966, ROBERT C. HAGGERTY ( SKIP) AS HE WAS NICKNAMED , THE GROUP CONSIST OF HIS VIETNAMESE MADE MP BRASSARD , A COMBAT LOG BOOK , HAS SWEETHEART NAMED IN IT, OTHER MARINE BOOKS AND A VERY COOL LETTER SENT TO HIM IN VIETNAM WITH HUNDREDS OF NAMES SIGNED TO OFFER BEST WISHES AND SUPPORT . THE FIRST TWO SIGNATURES ON THE LETTER OR HIS MOTHER AND FATHER . THE REAL KICKER OF THE GROUP IS A REAL VC MADE GRENADE CARRIER BROUGHT BACK BY THE VET , VERY RARE ITEM 

THANK YOU TRAVIS , VERY SPECIAL GROUP 

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ORIGINAL WAR TIME PEACE AND WAR EMBLEMS .

OBTAINED FROM THE VET WHO PURCHASED THEM IN VIETNAM JOE SILVERIA  WAS ASSIGNED TO F BATTERY 26TH TARGET ACQUISITION BATTERY (TAB) THEY HAD ONE HOME BASE AND FOUR OUTPOST C2-A4-C4- THEY TARGETED THE VC NEAR THE DMZ , HE BOUGHT THESE AT THE RIVER CROSSING JUST NORTH OF THE MAIN ROAD GOING TO C2, THEY WERE VIETNAMESE VILLAGERS SELLING ANYTHING FROM SODA, POPSICLES OT SMALL REFRIGERATORS

THESE ARE DOCUMENTED WITH A LETTER FROM THE VET . THESE EXACT PIECES WERE WORN ALL OVER NAM US TROOPS

THANKS JOE , THESE ARE GREAT