WHAT KIND OF STUFF HAVE YOU FOUND INSIDE YOUR UNIFORMS?

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    WHAT KIND OF STUFF HAVE YOU FOUND INSIDE YOUR UNIFORMS?

    Post by drmatz on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:46 pm

    I recently received a bunch of uniforms and found some coins inside one of them, which prompted me to think what kind of stuff people find inside their uniforms.

    Some stuff i found in the past includes, pens, pins, badges, patches, telephone chip card, paper, id's, rings, money(dollar bills and 5$ dollar bills), sunglasses, dirt, coins, whistle blower, pills, etc.

    Once in a flea market i bought a BDU uniform for $3 and found 5$ inside!! hahaha made 2 bucks on that uniform!

    anyway just curious to see what kind of stuff you guys have found

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    Post by Guest on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:57 pm

    i usally find the cleaners tags in them and papers and some times patches and badges and also found matches in one but thats about it

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    Post by Philip on Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:08 pm

    Cool idea for a thread! Smile
    Some stuff i found in the past includes... dirt.
    Haha!

    Stuff I found:
    Also sand/dirt, blousing bands, rank pins, pens, gloves, chewing gum/candy stuff, coins, magazine clip, lip stick, remains of documents and cigarettes,...


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    Post by panzerwerk on Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:08 pm

    Pins ,Rank Sleeves, patches ,papers,pens same as you guys and a $20 bill

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:29 pm

    pins, patches, badges, pens, pencils, money, notebooks, blousing straps, ear plugs, ammo, matches.. The usual stuff.. Some of my favorites were a shopping list and the reciept and change from a guy's last trip to the PX in 45, a bus ticket home dated 45, a girl's phone number and address in Paris, and a condom used as the stiffener in the front of a USN flat hat. Last week, going thru some of the uniforms I got down at Ft Knox, I found a non-child proof Bic lighter(chocolate chip 1st Cav jacket), and a military issue 9 volt battery in another shirt. I once found a Snickers bar in a DCU. I find a lot of stuff in ammo pouches and buttpacks too.. One ammo pouch had a bag of carmel bullseyes.. Another had atripine injectors. You never know what you'll find.

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    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:41 pm

    Never found any money or good things like that...but in my Belgian jigsaw smock, I found a cigarette tax stamp. Laughing


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    Post by bond007a1 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm

    CRAP...I guess I am extremely unlucky...out of my hundreds of uniforms, I have ONLY found some sand...and that was/is in my GROM jumpsuit used in Iraq, and some weird rock things found in the pocket of a unissued set of Kuwati National Guard camo... and here they are...



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    Post by nkomo on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:48 am

    This is an excellent question. I have found numerous items in the pockets. I've found coins, addressed envelopes, USED handkerchiefs, candy wrappers, cotton balls, USED band-aids, pieces of shrapnel, pistachio shells, pens, etc.

    Some of the most interesting finds I have come across have been from uniforms from the two current wars the US has been involved in. I have found an ID card, a terrorist wanted list and map taped together, a roll of 550 cord tied together to make a noose, a rosary, used phone cards, a ratty and tattered US flag (personal size), an Iraqi Dinar (gave it to Andrew) etc.

    Personally.....I think going through the pockets is half the fun of collecting. Please keep the stories coming!!!!!
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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:05 pm

    I found a vario disky (a 3-D german puzzle)inside of the Grenade pouch in an ELBV. Im assume some guy was bored on sentry duty and threw that in his grenade pouch. I still havent solved it, my girlfriend really loves it though

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    Post by Sarbaz on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:03 am

    I have found a few small money, the coil with threads and a needle, sometimes spare buttons. Anything interesting

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    Post by filupe on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:13 pm

    This is an excellent question ...

    Some of the best things I've found ..

    a.) 25th ID Challenge coin in the pocket of a commercial Day/Night Desert reversible goretex jacket






    b.) 2 unknown patches and a DPDU brassard inside a daysack I purchased off EBay




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    Post by Martin on Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:29 am

    My two most interesting finds:

    1. Live 5.56 round in a British DPM smock, airmailed all the way from UK - shows how good customs/security is...

    2. A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...

    My friend once found a silk map of Vietnam, hidden in the back portion of a Vietnam issue Australian pack.

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    Post by nkomo on Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:01 am

    Martin wrote:
    2. A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...

    affraid affraid I have found some VERY interesting items in US uniforms....looks like you have too.


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    Post by navax on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:45 am

    I found 10 bucks in a jacket that I payed 5. That's it, when I get jackets the surplus store I go to usually cleans them out and send them threw the wash.

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    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:28 am




    The patch on the right looks Serbian

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    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:26 pm

    Martin wrote:A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...
    Might wanna send that back to the USAF. lol!


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    Post by Martin on Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:32 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:
    Martin wrote:A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...
    Might wanna send that back to the USAF. lol!

    You think they'd pay for postage...?

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    Post by navax on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:13 pm

    Martin wrote:
    Camo_fiend wrote:
    Martin wrote:A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...
    Might wanna send that back to the USAF. lol!

    You think they'd pay for postage...?

    Nah, they'd make you pay for someone else's mistake. Laughing

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    Post by Corpl. Cleaver on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:46 pm

    Matches, pencils, 2 packs of 1966 dated USAF patches, 2 patches in each pack. cigarette buts, dirt, sandstuff like that.


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    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:49 pm

    navax wrote:
    Martin wrote:
    Camo_fiend wrote:
    Martin wrote:A USB memory stick in a USAF ABU jacket, has Falconview software, flight plans, mission orders, maps, terrain data emails, ALL from Afghanistan. Not very good OPSEC...
    Might wanna send that back to the USAF. lol!

    You think they'd pay for postage...?

    Nah, they'd make you pay for someone else's mistake. Laughing
    Unless they could find who left it in the uniform. (With left-behind mission orders, terrain data emails, etc, it wouldn't be too hard to trace their origins, based on those involved or senders/receivers of messages.)
    And you could always not use a return address, then all they'd know was that it came from Australia but not know who from. Laughing


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    Post by bajiman55 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:56 am

    panzerwerk wrote:


    The patch on the right looks Serbian

    Earplugs! thats it so far. And the patch on the right is Serbian. Bosnian Serb Republic VSR (BPC on the patch) to be exact. Strange color though. Never seen that one before.

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    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:03 am

    just went threw a bunch of marine Marpat uniforms and found a label in one of the pockets which tells the guys name his division his blood type and other stuff I will take pictures of it soon

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    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:13 am

    In the last DPM windproof I got off eBay, I felt a lump in the pocket and opened it to find a vintage British Army Air Corps badge.


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    Post by AndrewA74 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:01 pm

    I've found chapstick in a BDU, sand in my captured Iraqi gas mask, various peices of receipts, candy bar wrappers, etc, and the original patches to my CU in the CU pocket!
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:25 pm

    Forgot to mention that I keep having sand fall out of my PASGT vest every time it gets bumped or brushed against in my closet -- where's it all coming from?!? lol!


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