Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

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    Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:48 pm

    I was finally able to find a modified black BDU for my collection. This one was used by a member of SEAL Team 4 during the Drug Wars in Central America and South America back in the 90's.

    It may not be exciting to the majority of the forum, but it was something I've been after for quite some time. Best part....it didn't break the bank


    I have been trying to do some research on the Drug Wars down south, but can't find much information. I do know that the SEALs did a lot of training of counter-terrrorist and counter-narcotic military/police forces.






    The pants are a little more faded than the jacket, which is to be expected.


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:49 pm

    To provide a little photographic evidence of SEALs using black modified BDU's, here is one I found. This is Craig Sawyer.



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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:04 am

    Very Cool Set Arch !
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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by nkomo on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:45 am

    Thanks! It has been quite the long hunt for this.


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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:45 pm

    These are really cool, Arch! Is the SEAL pictured wearing Adidas GSG9s as well?


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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by nkomo on Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:12 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:These are really cool, Arch! Is the SEAL pictured wearing Adidas GSG9s as well?

    YEP. He sure is wearing the GSG-9 boots.


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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by sh4pak on Mon May 07, 2012 12:15 am

    Supercool!

    A little anecdotal stuff for your research; my former boss worked with the Rangers down there, during the time you're speaking of. He said he modded stuff the same way-- sleeve pockets for pens & whatnot to make working with the radio easier. He also said that they adopted a practice of sewing claymores into the tops of their rucksacks-- so that if trouble arose, they could drop their packs, and detonate the mines while fleeing.

    So... when you shop, if you come across any ALICE packs, you might want to check the flaps. Might find something interesting.
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    Re: Black Modified BDU Set - SEAL Used

    Post by nkomo on Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 am

    Interesting story, D. Thanks!


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