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    1stDivVet
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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:42 pm

    70's era USAF Security Police Zippo



    Lighter fram Salsburg, austria from an Occupation grouping I have.

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    Bic from Moron Air Base, Spain

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    American Legion Post 161 Zippo

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by 1stDivVet on Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:01 am

    Korean War era ones. First up a National Press from R&R in Japan.

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    8th Fighter/Bomber Wing, 5th AF. made by Corona

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    329th Airbase Squadron. Flew B-50's out of Castle Airbase. Made by LSMC, Japan.

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    6407th USAF Hospital. Made by Wellington.

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    Ryukus Command. Made by Penguin.

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    USS Pritchett made by Marksman.

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by 1stDivVet on Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:12 am

    Private purchase lighter made by Evans

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:35 am

    1stDivVet wrote:

    Wow, all nice ones! When were you in the Ist ID?
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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:43 am

    ripcord wrote:Here is a subject  you don't see  much of..

    Nice pieces, Joe, Finns.   Really impressive old school spark guys..S

    Thanks, Ripcord! Now, here's a really early lighter used by the military of both sides in the civil war (yeah, I know that matches were invented by a French guy, circa early 1800's; just having some fun with y'all!):

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by ripcord on Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:46 pm

    That is a good one.. Laughing

    just a guy  playing with phosphorous.....


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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:42 pm

    ripcord wrote:That is a good one.. Laughing

    just a guy  playing with phosphorous.....S

    Glad you enjoyed the light humor! Here's another:

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:56 pm

    Joe,

    Thanks! I really don't collect them either, but people know I collect militaria, so they bring me everything. I was with 1st ID originally in basic in 91, C-1-26, and again in 92, part of 93 and 94 with HHC-2-101 MI Bn. My favorite unit along with MFO. Did a stint with CentCom in 93, and finished with 300th MP(PW) before transfer to IRR in 96.

    I've got a few more including MAAG Cambodia , a WW1 trench lighter, a couple of mine, and since you started it, I've got originl matches from the Civil War too!

    Fins...


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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:58 pm

    Original Civil War era matches.



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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:44 pm

    1stDivVet wrote:Original Civil War era matches.


    Impressive, Fins! And, thanks for your service in the BRO. My unit, B Company of the 1st Bn, 2nd Infantry -- known as the "Black Scarves" since that's what we wore -- apparently no longer exists. But, I think our 'sister' unit, the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Infantry, still exists ... but is no longer part of the 1st ID.

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:05 pm

    Here's one I had made up in Vietnam.  Covered over the top since my military service number is actually my social security number:

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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by mylle on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:28 pm

    Nice!And still in excellent shape. Wink
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    Re: Show your Military Lighters

    Post by Cobra 6 Actual on Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:17 pm

    mylle wrote:Nice!And still in excellent shape. Wink

    Thank you, Mylle ... yes, in better shape than I am! Let me see if I can flip the image upright:


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