Vietnam headgear

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UPDATED 5/30/2015

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LIKE NEW MAROON US ISSUE BERET , 74, UP TILL 1973 THE ONLY AUTHORIZED WEAR OF THE MAROON BERET IN VIETNAM WAS FOR THE ELITE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PARA RESCUE UNITS . AFTER MID 73 THE AIRBORNE WERE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE MAROON BERET . THIS ON WAS USED AND OWNED BY A PJ .

SO OTHERS MAY LIVE 

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DO NOT COPY 

ONE OF ONE, THE RAREST DOCUMENTED ITEM IN MY COLLECTION . 

SPECIAL FORCES ADVISOR TO THE 21ST ARVN INFANTRY . THIS WAS THE ONLY COMPANY TO WEAR THIS COVER . THIS COVER WAS HIS AND GIVEN TO HIM WHEN HE JOINED THE COMPANY AS THERE ADVISOR . 

THE GROUPING HAS PICTURES OF THE MEN IN THE COMPANY WEARING THIS COVER, AND THE VETERAN AND A SILK WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF THE PATCH IS 1965 DELTA, ALONG WITH IS NECK SCARF . THIS IS DOCUMENTED BY LETTER FROM JASON HARD WHO OWNED THIS HELMET COVER OVER 20YEARS AGO .

ONLY ONE KNOWN TO EXIST .

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VET PAINTED HELMET TO MARK HIS TOUR AND TIME SPENT IN VIETNAM. HELMET IS CORRECT WAR TIME WITH ORIGINAL LINER AND SHOWS USE/

ORGINAL 1970 GREEN BERET

UNISSUED ORGINAL 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GREEN BERET

 

DATED 1970 AND IS THE SMALLEST ONE I HAVE EVER HAD , 6 1/2

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 theater made , or field made beret from parachute material , original , came from a advisor , he made this himself during his tour , he used a us dress hat and covered it and sewed the material to the head band. it large, 7 1/2?? his service number is inked to the head band, and there is a original 6 7/8 on the band 

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interior of the field made beret 

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original vietnamese made tiger stripe ball cap. 

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interior of theater made tiger ball cap

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real recon , special forces theater made tiger boonie hat, 

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interior of the theater made tiger boonie 

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a mint unissued ciso tiger boonie, issued to recon units, mac v sog, and cidg 

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interior of the mint unissued ciso boonie 

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salty , early ciso tiger boonie hat , has seen much use , 

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interior of the early ciso boonie 

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close up of the ciso size label in the early hat 

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  EARLY BANCROFT BERET WITH ORIGINAL EARLY JUNK FORCE BERET PIN, THIS HAT IS FROM 1962, BROUGHT BACK BY A NAVY VET THAT HELP SET UP THE ARVN JUNK FORCE 

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THE MOST OUTSTANDING , ORIGINAL , SALTY BOONIE EVER

THIS HAT COME FROM A VET THAT WAS IN VIETNAM FROM 68-72 , MIKE S, MUELLER , SP4, 18TH MILITARY POLICE , 720TH MP.BN.

HE WAS STATIONED AT THE PRISON HOSPITAL THAT HELD ALL CAPTURED WOUNDED VC AND NVA ,  THIS UNIT SAW A LOT OF ACTION IN THE lONG BINH AREA . HE WAS ALSO ON A ARMORED CAR WHEN IT WAS HIT BY A RPG . THE ITEMS HE BROUGHT BACK WILL BE POSTED IN THE EACH SECTION OF THE COLLECTION FOR ALL TO SEE 

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ORIGINAL IN COUNTRY MADE BOONIE HAT WITH ASIAN EMBROIDERY , MIKE MUELLER 18TH MP BRG. MANY OF THE VETS HAD THESE MADE TO BRING HOME .

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TWO OF THE BEST BRING BACKS I HAVE EVER FOUND, THESE ARE ONE OF KIND , MR MUELLER HAD THEM PAINTED IN VIETNAM , THEY ARE PLASTIC NON LA . 

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Very Rare Find

vet bring back, ww2 jap helmet , after ww2 the Thai army used the Japanese ww2 helmets and modified the suspension mounts and added there own suspension, this is a Thai Vietnam war era helmet , missing the padded suspension only

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SUPER RARE BERET 

this maroon beret is dated 1970, at that time the only units that were authorized to were a maroon beret were the USAF Para rescue units , if you don't know about the Para rescue guys you might like reading about them , they were hero's , the Maroon beret was not worn or authorized for the airborne until after 1973. this beret was made for the para rescue units .

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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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VERY NEAT ORIGINAL VIETNAMESE MADE BALL CAP , THEATER MADE , WITH THE EARLY CIGARETTE POCKET IN THE FRONT , VERY RARE TO FIND . CAME WITH THE 23 INF AMERICAL DIV BEER CAN , 

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THE JURY IS OUT ON THIS SET OF BERETS !!

I SAW THESE ON EBAY AND NO ONE WAS BIDDING ,I GOT OUT THE JAUNTY TILT BOOK AND STARTING LOOKING AT THE LABELS , THE LABELS ARE REAL ,  THE BERETS ARE REAL , I COULD NOT PASS THEM UP AT THE PRICE THEY WERE BEING SOLD FAR. I HAVE HAD MANY ARVN BERETS OVER THE YEARS BUT I WAS NEVER AN EXPERT ON THEM BUT WITH THE HELP OF THE THE BERET BOOK JAUNTY TILT I WAS ABLE TO DOCUMENT THEM AS 100% ORIGINAL  

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outstanding original 173 Airborne item

In country embroider Us boonie hat , second of the 503rd 173 Airborne Brg. the boonie speaks for its self , I made the Jump, referring to the legs that did not , hat is a size 7 , the pin was on the hat when I got it , its for the Patriotic order Sons of America . 

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Original Rare CISO copy of nva helmet 

These are hard to find , very hard to find, I have only had this one chance to add one to my collection in all these years of collecting , thanks to a great friend and advanced collector who had two of them . this is the holy grail of MAC V SOG  collectables , thank you Mel , I promise it will come back to you if I decide to sell it .. 

note , I am not showing the interior , its unique , I do this so no one can copy the helmet at least not from this web site ..

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2 original Vietnamese tailor made local purchased , one is rips stop and one is non rip stop  , they are from a vets estate , my guess is he had them made for his sons , Robert and Ricky the South Vietnamese flag and the Viet Cong Hunting club are both war time original Vietnamese made patches , the hats are both short brim and size marked 58 , 7+ , they show little wear . one has two grenade rings in the front and the other a period snoopy bear can , Its been a tough year , 

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KILLER TUNNEL RAT BOONIE 

EXTREAMLY RARE - I HAVE FOUND VERY FEW ORIGINAL TUNNEL RAT ITEMS 

THIS IS 100% ORIGINAL - CLEAN - LESS IS MORE WITH THIS BOONIE - IT HAS BEEN WASHED BUT WORN VERY LITTLE ,