USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

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    USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:14 pm

    The first set I'm going to post is a USMC modifed ERDL set. Thanks to Corpan (Merci) for identifying this jacket as being post-Vietnam because of the USMC stamp on the chest. This one is the earliest modified set in my collection. This uniform belonged to a gentleman named T E Talley. His name can be seen on the thigh pocket on the pants. This uniform has been used harshly. It is faded, repaired, arms shortened, blood stained, and even has duct tape holding the seat together!




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    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:16 pm

    Picture of thigh pocket and tag inside pants. Most likely, this uniform would have been used by someone in the USMC Recon or USMC Force Recon.



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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

    Post by joni firpo on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:45 pm

    "Thanks to Corpan (Merci) for identifying this jacket as being post-Vietnam because of the USMC stamp on the chest."

    Is that 100 % for sure? I mean all USMC-stencilled ERDL shirts are post-war? Was the USMC stencil never used during the Vietnam War?
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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

    Post by nkomo on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:35 am

    joni firpo wrote:"Thanks to Corpan (Merci) for identifying this jacket as being post-Vietnam because of the USMC stamp on the chest."

    Is that 100 % for sure? I mean all USMC-stencilled ERDL shirts are post-war? Was the USMC stencil never used during the Vietnam War?
    Joni,
    Well.......depends on who you ask. It is a general concensus amongst Vietnam collectors that the stencils found on the ERDL's was usually done post-Vietnam era. However.....I don't know if if I 100% believe that. I think the stencil was applied on the ERDL's during Vietnam, but it wasn't a wide spread thing. General concensus is that this set would be post-Vietnam.


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

    Post by swag on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:31 pm

    I wanna see pix of the duct tape! haha...I'd love to know the story behind the duct tape.

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Reon Modified ERDL set

    Post by joni firpo on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:18 am

    Thanks for the info nkomo!

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