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UPDATED - 5/30/2015

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A VERY RARE ALMOST NEVER FOUND SPECIAL FORCES USED BDU OFFICER UNIFORM TOP

THIS IS UNIFORM IS NAMED TO A LT CORNEL THOMAS , INTELLIGENCE . THE COAT IS MODELED AFTER WHAT LOOKS LIKE A BRITISH WW2 AIRBORNE JACKET . THE VETS JUNGLE CAME WITH THIS SHIRT , HE DID A COMBAT TOUR WITH THE 25TH INF. WHAT IS UNUSUAL IS THE INFANTRY RIFLE MANS QUALIFICATION BADGE. NO CIB . I HAVE FOUND NO REFERENCE TO THIS UNIFORM ANYWHERE. I ALSO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT OR LOCATE ANYTHING ON THE VETERAN . I WAS TOLD BY ANOTHER COLLECT THAT HE SAW THESE USED FOR A VERY SHORT TIME IN THE LATE 1960'S 

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SUPER RARE, DOG HANDLER JUNGLE SHIRT 

COBRA FLIGHT IS THE NAME OF A SPECIAL USAF BASE SECURITY UNIT . THIS IS A RARE PATCH AND A DOG HANDLER OF THIS UNIT IS EVEN RARER . ALL INSIGNIA IS THEATER  MADE . THEY PROVIDED BASE SECURITY FOR PHU CAT SOUTH VIETNAM DURING THE WAR , LATER THEY WERE SEND TO THAILAND TO GUARD THE SECRET BASE AT NAKHON PHANOM

IN MY SEARCH FOR HISTORY I ONLY FOUND ONE WEBSITE THAT EXPLAINED THE HISTORY AND TACTICS OF THIS SMALL UNIT. I COULD NOT EVEN FIND ANY REFERERECE TO THE INSIGNIA , THIS WAS A GREAT FIND AND ONE OF THE RAREST USAF ITEMS I HAVE IN MY UNIFORMS  

 

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VERY RARE VC BLACKS MADE FOR A US ADVISOR TO WEAR DURING THE ADVISOR PERIOD OF THE WAR . THESE ARE NAMED AND HAVE THE TAYLOR LABEL . ADVISORS DID WEAR THESE TO HIDE IN PLAIN SITE WHEN ON PATROL . THESE ARE VERY RARE BEING TAYLOR MADE . THIS SET WAS MADE FOR CPT. JOHN REGNER AN ADVISOR IN VIETNAM HE RETIRED A COLONEL USAR DID TWO TOURS IN NAM 

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A REAL NICE GROUP OF SHIRTS , NAMED TO ONE VET WITH THE 25TH INF . EARLY OG107 , ERDL WITH ALL IN COUNTRY INSIGNIA , AND A MINT A-L TIGER WITH IN COUNTRY INSIGNIA . VET STATED TO PERSON I GOT THESE FROM THAT HE BROUGHT THE TIGER BACK WITH HIM AND NEVER WORE IT .

Helen (patches) Musgrove grouping 

original ERDL modified shirt , custom vest, hat , her books and auction papers from her estate auction . She was GI Jill on armed forces radio in ww2, spent 6-1/2 years in Vietnam as a war correspondent 

her original in country made vest and name tapes with original patches .

her original boonie hat from vintage productions , her two books , Vietnam front row center , and the camera  that came with the shirt and vest 

her original 69 dated ERDL shirt , highly modified jungle jacket , slant pockets removed and new straight pockets added with French style vertical pockets , is a small long , with many in country and issue patches with direct embroidery of the name and her paper  

close up of her shirt  

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pants are very small size , I think they were most likely from an ARVN trooper .

custom pants as worn by ARVN and US Advisors , pants are rip stop , 69 dated erdl , with a custom French type pockets on the legs , I have seen many of the ARVN with this modification on there shirts and pants ,only one i have found on a us issue garment 

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inside of pant leg showing modification 

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original grouping from an advisor to the arvn 4th battalion , 3rd regiment . this is an original grouping , it had been packed away since the man got home in the 60,s. all items were packed together when i got them 

 

  

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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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private purchase early Vietnam worn camo shirt in good condition, worn in the field and shows some damage , is a large size 

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very cool theater made boonie hat worn by this advisor , this is just how I received it after it was unpacked, the hat has a flash from the seventh group with a master jump wing and a us on the flash, there is a major rank on the front. hat has a leopard  type of pattern 

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theater made boonie hat out of the same material as the shirt , matches the shirt and one set of pants , just  a slight bit off in the base color .

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interior of theater made hats , the one boonie hat has a silk lining .

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one pair of 1st pattern jungle pants cut off to shorts and one pair of private purchase pants , note the Mitchell pattern belt, this is a Korean war era camo strap he used as a belt .

note his item is for sale in the for sale section 

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a mint and unissued set of john wayne dense tigers 

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a very nice tad p0le sparse marked us -m , like new unissued 

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john Wayne sparse variant shirt in very good condition , us m

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a like new south vietnamese tiger shirt , advisors type sparse pattern

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rarest of the tiger patterns , zig zag , per johnson's book on tiger. with matching hat . mint unissued .

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this is another set of rare zig zag pattern shirt and pants ,( pants are not show ) you dont see this pattern often 

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a very nice condition john Wayne dense shirt marked a-m 

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a real nice pair of small size pants in tadpole dense pattern 

 I started trying to collect one garment of each kind of tiger that was used in the war. i never completed it due to my interest in nva and vc captured militaria 

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found in an abandoned house, very cool tour jacket for US Navy vet, a lot of the patches are theater made , nick name Buddha, jacket was found with pants with theater made name tapes DJ Aubuchon. 

found at the Alamo - st Louis 

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excellent condition flyers kit bag in sage green ? looks grey, dated 1967 hard to find in this condition 

found at alamo -St Louis 

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HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL EARLY ADVISOR PERIOD SPECIAL WARFARE SHIRT - MADE FOR VIETNAM . 

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EXTREMELY RARE UNIFORM 

tailor made special forces BDU uniform  

is unissued and in like new condition, as brought back,  made to wear out side the pants ,a very rare find , used by early sf advisors and phoenix group 

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FOR YEARS I HAD THIS LISTED AS A MAIN FORCE VC OFFICER UNIFORM , i HAVE HAD MANY SF VETS AND OTHER COLLECTORS WHO DISAGREED WITH THAT . I TALKED TO ALL THE SPECIAL FORCES COLLECTORS I KNOW AND THEY SAY IT WAS MADE FOR SPECIAL FORCES , THEY WORE THESE BLACK UNIFORMS IN THE EARLY WAR AND THE PHOENIX PROGRAM . THE PICTURE IS FROM SOUTHERLANDS BOOK , SHOWS THE EXACT SAME UNIFORM , ONLY WITH LONG SLEEVES . THIS IS A VERY RARE UNIFORM TO FIND , I HAVE NEVER FOUND ANOTHER  . I HAVE HAD THIS FOR OVER 30 YEARS 

 

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VERY RARE TAYLOR MADE VIETNAMESE BLACKS AS USED BY THE VC. 

THESE WERE MADE FOR A SPECIAL FORCES ADVISOR , CPT JOHN REGNER , TWO TOURS IN NAM AND RETIRED A COLONEL USAR 

 

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