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    USS Mobile Bay. CG-53

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    Naval Air Station Norfolk. NAS Norfolk
    This is another from my NJROTC time. I was given this, a flight jacket, and a pair of pilot wings by a flyer heading to a new squadron that was transient in the barracks we were billeted in at Norfolk.

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    USS North Carolina. BB-55
    WW2 CPO had this.

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    USS Ronald Reagan. CVN-76

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    USS Theodore Roosevelt. CVN-71
    Pin-on PO1 rate on front.

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    USS San Diego. LPD-22

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    USS Shreveport. LPD-12

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    USS Simon Lake. AS-33
    This one was sent to me by a friend from NJROTC. She was stationed on it during her 4 years.

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    USS Stout. DDG-55
    Blue and white versions.

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    Naval Air Station Willow Grove. NAS Willow Grove
    I got this one while in NJROTC also. We did a summer FTX here.

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    Post by Martin on Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:05 am

    Which one does Magnum PI wear?
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:15 pm

    Marine Observation Squadron 2. VMO-2. In Magnum P.I. Rick and T.C. were supposed to have been members of the squadron.

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    Not a Navy blue cap, but I have the red velvet cap the Technical Representative from Rockwell International had made when he went to Da-Nang, Vietnam to show the boys thier new OV-10 Broncos in the mid-60's.

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    Post by Martin on Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:40 am

    Cool!

    Magnum was a SEAL right? So he must have been wearing a cap from Rick or T.C.
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    The red one is in an interesting piece of history.
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 pm

    Thank you. I was very excited when I got it. Rockwell was at the local airport and I grew up with my brother's grandpa(chief flight inspector) taking us up there to see new planes and talk to the test pilots.

    Ya. supposedly Magnum's hat came from them. Not sure how they explained the connection anymore. Maybe flew out of the same area of DaNang or perhaps were the Bird Dogs that worked with Magnum's SEAL team.

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    Post by 59tankbat on Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:00 pm

    Wow great collection of Bluecaps! Very Happy

    here is Magnum's original tv Da Nang Cap! (Tv prop)  link: www.icollector.com/Magnum-P-I-TV-Thomas-Magnum-s-DA-NANG-Hat-Tom-Selleck_i24263386

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    a regular (detroit tigers? Wink ) MLB blue cap!  Very Happy

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    and a screen worn Da Nang cap and Navy seals camo cap.  link: www.yourprops.com/Magnum-s-Da-Nang-Hat-original-movie-costume-Magnum-P-I-TV-1980-YP43062.html
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    Post by Martin on Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:42 am

    I like the bottom camo one too!

    On the topic of Magnum did anyone notice which type of tigerstripes he wears? I think they are commercial early 80s manufacture. I think this one is wrong:
    https://www.spotern.com/en/spot/tv/magnum-pi/13870/la-chemise-militaire-de-thomas-magnum-tom-selleck-dans-magnum-s05e16
    Here are more pics:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=magnum+PI+tiger+stripes&safe=off&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjC1pGEtNXcAhULgLwKHcMqAnUQsAR6BAgDEAE&biw=1920&bih=943

    Sorry for hijacking your thread Fins!
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 pm

    50th Anniversary NCBC 1942-1992

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    US Submarine Force

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    Great Lakes Basic Training Camp

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 pm

    NAVY working hat

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    US Navy League Columbus, Ohio

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    NAVY It's an Adventure promo hat. Got this when I was in JROTC back in the early 80's.

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 pm

    2 newer NJROTC hats from the unit currently at the local high school.

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:56 am

    USS Lexington AVT-16
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    USS Edenton ATS-1
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    Fleet Combat Training Center Pacific
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:24 am

    Sea Control Squadron -41 (VS-41) "Shamrocks"
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    Assault Craft Unit 5 "Swift Intruders"
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    USS John C. Stenis Flying Squad (this is worn by members of the fire control in the Damage Control Parties)
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