A few Vietnam War era Army Shirts and Jackets

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    A few Vietnam War era Army Shirts and Jackets

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:18 am

    1st pattern jungle jacket. Still has it's gas flag. This model had exposed buttons and side take in tabs. Size Medium/Regular. 173rd Airborne Sergeant. All insignia is theater made except for the color 173rd AB, which is an early cut-edge US issue type. Sergeant rank is black velvet on twill. CIB and jump wings are hand embroidered.











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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:18 am

    2nd Pattern Jungle Jacket. These has concealed buttons, but retain the side tabs, gas flap, and shoulder straps. This one is from a 1st Div. Master Sergeant. Issue insignia. Sleeves have been shortened to 3/4 length. Done in-country.










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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:24 am

    Another 2nd pattern. This one is near mint.







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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:38 am

    3rd pattern jungle jacket. Early one in poplin. This one has theater made nametape. I believe the branch tape was added later. Issue type jump wings on sateen, "Jungle Expert" pocket patch, and 82nd AB patch. This model did away with the shoulder straps, take in tabs, and gas flap. There are 4 variations. Early ones are poplin with neck hanger and large label, next are poplin with hanger and small tag, then poplin and no hanger, finally rip-stop poplin.

    This one is poplin with small label(missing) and neck hanger.







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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:52 am

    3rd pattern in poplin with small label and neck hanger. Dated 67. Early subdued on twill branch tape. WO3 and Aviator wings are issue on sateen. 1st Avn Bde is issue. WO branch is in-country made on ARVN cloth. This one has added shoulder straps made from rip-stop material. I have his nametape off a rotted utility shirt to restore it.











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    Post by Camo-collector1951 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:02 am

    Hi 1stDivVet. Great gear you have there. Jim. Do you have the first pattern, can't get them down here ?
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:19 am

    nice collection of all the models well done.
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    Post by Camo-collector1951 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:46 am

    HI. Thanks Jimmy that made me look twice. For some reason I pictured the first pattern as having exposed buttons all the way down the front. Will now check what I have. Jim
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:33 pm

    Thank you guys! I've had many of these for decades. The plain 2nd pattern and the 1st pattern are both newer aquisitions. The 1st pattern cost me a lot, but I'm pleased with it.


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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:53 pm

    3rd pattern in rip-stop. Pin on Spc-6 rank, issue tapes, theater made MACV on twill with velvet panels.






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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:10 pm

    Early 1st pattern utility shirt. Brown, rimmed buttons, straight cuffs, and straight pocket flap. Cut edge 11th Airborne patch, jump wings, and rigger made nametape.





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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:19 pm

    2nd pattern utility shirt with green, rimmed buttons, straight cuffs, and clipped edge pocket flaps.
    Subdued tapes, cut edge Sgt rank and 24th Div. Cut edge 1st Cav(combat).







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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:30 pm

    3rd pattern utility shirt with V pocket flaps, button cuffs, and donut buttons. Subdued, theater made tapes, Spc-5 rank on twill, Army Security Agency, and I FFV(combat).








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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:38 pm

    3rd pattern utility shirt. Issue subdued Spc-5 rank on twill, theater made branch tape and 1st Signal Bde. on twill with velvet panels.








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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:42 pm

    Food Service Shirt. Subdued tapes, jump wings and CIB on sateen, and 173rd Airborne(combat), color 101st Airborne patches.







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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:21 am

    Early 2nd pattern shirt with cuff tabs. 64 dated.










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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:38 am

    70 dated NOMEX aircrew shirt. This one belonged to a friend of mine. He was a crew chief on one of the Razorbacks. He kept his original pocket patch, mine is a repro. The Snoopy is 1 of a pair he picked up while on R&R in Saigon. His mother had the other one that faced in the opposite direction.








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