Modified Jungle Jacket- Operation Acid Gambit

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    Modified Jungle Jacket- Operation Acid Gambit

    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:19 pm

    The next set is a very interesting. I have only seen two or three sets of these in my collecting of these jackets. This is a US jungle fatigue that has had the pockets removed and sewn to the upper arms. It also has had the soldier's blood type inked above the right pocket. In this case, it is A Positive.

    Now, the only pictures I have found of these in use were in photos Ricardo posted in his museum thread. The photo was taken at the Special Forces Museum in Fayetteville, NC. The photos were of Delta soldiers involved in Operation Acid Gambit in Panama. Op Acid Gambit was when Delta went in and rescued Kurt Muse from a Panamanian prison. I am not saying this uniform was actually worn during that operation, but it is the type they used. Furthermore, it also has the blood type written on it, which was usually done before combat operations.




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    Post by nkomo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 pm

    Pics of the Operation Acid Gambit display in Fayetteville, NC.





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    Re: Modified Jungle Jacket- Operation Acid Gambit

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

    Now, this jacket isn't exactly modified, but it came in the same surplus lot as the one above. This one also has the blood type (O Positive) inked above the left pocket. This one has only velcro added to the upper arm.





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    Re: Modified Jungle Jacket- Operation Acid Gambit

    Post by alexd on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:34 am

    those ones are great. I've only seen them in pictures before!

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