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    DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:57 pm

    Hi,

    My plan is to buy this shirt tomorrow.
    I hope it's a good plan.

    ) 101st AB shirt from a soldier that made 1st tour with the 1st Armoured Div



    But Can someone help me to find some background information about the soldier?
    Evans

    thanks

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:18 pm

    I am really liking this jacket. The 101st Airborne has seen quite a bit of combat during the GWOT. They were the first conventional unit to deploy to Afghanistan. They were also involved in the Iraq invasion and were redeployed to Iraq in 2005. Of course there have been more deployments since 2005, but the above deployments would cover when this DCU was used. AWESOME piece!!! Very Happy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_Airborne_Division#Operation_Enduring_Freedom


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:22 pm

    nkomo wrote: I am really liking this jacket. The 101st Airborne has seen quite a bit of combat during the GWOT. They were the first conventional unit to deploy to Afghanistan. They were also involved in the Iraq invasion and were redeployed to Iraq in 2005. Of course there have been more deployments since 2005, but the above deployments would cover when this DCU was used. AWESOME piece!!! Very Happy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_Airborne_Division#Operation_Enduring_Freedom
    Thanks man!
    I hope it's quick here, so I can hold it Smile

    I love this shirt also Smile

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:27 pm

    One day 101st would have a good value like WW2 101st stuff but not as expensive because they didn't make a jump.

    Out of curiosity, how many DCUs do you have in your collection now?


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:35 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:One day 101st would have a good value like WW2 101st stuff but not as expensive because they didn't make a jump.

    Out of curiosity, how many DCUs do you have in your collection now?
    Well, that's one of the reasons why i give 25$ for this shirt and not 15... Because I wanted to make a mannequin of a 101st AB world war 2 GI. but it is to expensive.
    So I make a mannequin of a 101st AB Iraq war GI.

    Well... This is my first item...
    Sow, do you have books about the gear?

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:20 pm

    First item? I remember when I got my first four DCUs from surplus store. I have almost a hundred of DCUs now, as you can see, it is very addictive. Next thing you would know you want more DCUs. lol!

    Books about equipment soldiers have worn? No, I don't have one, but you can always look for reference photos. I know during the invasion of Iraq, 101st used woodland IBA vest with attached pouches (mixture of LC-2 and MOLLE pouches).





    I think you should base your display on the event of a gunfight between the 101st and Saddam's sons. It was one of the famous events involves the 101st.

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?157958-A-101st-Airborne-Division-%28Air-Assault%29-Tribute


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Sat May 01, 2010 10:53 am

    Thanks man!

    Does they have also some belt like in ww2?

    thanks

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat May 01, 2010 12:04 pm

    BringMeOurFlag wrote:Thanks man!

    Does they have also some belt like in ww2?

    thanks

    Before the MOLLE system came out they did, but after, it all went on a vest like thing. Material is way different too.. Most canvas gear was gone by the mid-90's. All replaced with nylon

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat May 01, 2010 12:59 pm

    BringMeOurFlag wrote:Thanks man!

    Does they have also some belt like in ww2?

    thanks

    That would be LC-2 pistol belt. Similar, yes but like 1stDivVet said, it's made of nylon. Many of US troops used it in Iraq, yes, however based on photos of 101st I've seen, they don't have belt or harness. They put MOLLE or LC-2 pouches (using MOLLE converter, whatever it is called) directly on their vest like the photos I showed you. If you take a time looking through militaryphoto.net link I gave you, you would notice that none of them used belt. Don't get me wrong, some of them probably would used it based on individual preference however majority of them didn't. So I wouldn't use belt for display.


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat May 01, 2010 1:15 pm

    1stDivVet wrote:
    BringMeOurFlag wrote:Thanks man!

    Does they have also some belt like in ww2?

    thanks

    Before the MOLLE system came out they did, but after, it all went on a vest like thing. Material is way different too.. Most canvas gear was gone by the mid-90's. All replaced with nylon

    Fins...

    Remember during early OEF and invasion of Iraq, Army were through transition of LC-2 gear and MOLLE system and it's norm to see them get mixed up but after the invasion, they all used MOLLE system.

    You are correct about canvas gear was gone by the mid-90's but I thought I'd add some information about it. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) The canvas gear is replaced with nylon by mid-70's. The M1967 all nylon equipment is developed during late vietnam (1967) then LINCOLN equipment (1970) then LC-1/2 developed based on LINCOLN system design. When M1967 gear was issued to troops in vietnam, nobody had full nylon set because they mixed it up with canvas. The LINCOLN equipment (RARE) was only seen at Saigon embassy evacuation in '75. However that canvas gear get officially replaced by nylon in mid-70's, some of canvas gear were still in army supply system so it is not uncommon to see some canvas pieces until mid-90's, mostly seen on special ops guys, they liked M1956 (canvas) H-harness because it was more comfortable than crappy LC-1 Y-harness.


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat May 01, 2010 3:19 pm

    Reserve and national guard units still had a lot of canvas gear. You saw scattered pieces in the mid-90's. I had an M56 pistol belt for a long time.. I liked it. Never liked the plastic buckle. I liked my Davis buckle. My 1st buttpack was canvas too. They weren.'t issue, so you saw nylon, canvas, camo, green, tan, whatever. One of my buddies had a mix of LC-1/2 and M56 while in the 25th Div in the early 80's. He had a mitchell cover on his helmet at his first unit. A bunch of stuff given to me a while back by a guy in the USAF in the early to mid 80's included a set of ERDL's and all M56 gear except for a pair of the early 30 round mag pouches with the individual mag covers. His buttpack had the straps removed and velro installed. Most full nylon gear went into use around 80. A lot of specialized troops did use a mix tho up into the early 90's.


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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by HoovieDude on Sat May 01, 2010 6:43 pm

    And some folks, sought out the canvas items over the nylon! I always used a canvas buttpack, up til my last Kosovo deployment in 02. Took it to Iraq, but didn't really use, as it is not good for when in a Hummer. It just sat in the truck, or up in the turret with me, filled with mags ready as one of my "go bags". They seemed to hold up better than the thin nylon. Same with the old "fag bags" or map cases. And many guys wore the older H style harness for years after the Y nylon was issued..

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Tue May 11, 2010 3:56 pm

    Well the shirt is mine! =]

    And I'm Happy with it!

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:08 pm



    the display for the moment...

    Normally this week a trouser will arrive here!

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    Re: DCU 101st AB Shirt

    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:09 pm

    BringMeOurFlag wrote:

    the display for the moment...

    Normally this week a trouser will arrive here!
    I got my trousers!



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