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    thunderchild
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    my latest pickups

    Post by thunderchild on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:08 pm

    good evening guys ,ive picked up these items recently ,a pair of desert boots made by wellco ,an lc 2 suspenders and a six colour day time combat coat

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    Post by saltefanden on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:30 pm

    Yum!!

    Bother, but are the boots period to Operation Desert Storm, please?

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:46 pm

    saltefanden wrote:Yum!!

    Bother, but are the boots period to Operation Desert Storm, please?
    No.. those are late 90's. we wore black jungle boots, green jungle boots, a handful of desert boots(all private purchase), or the issue leather ones. I'll look for mine. I had a pair of matterhorn desert boots i bought and a pair of off brand ones. I got the matterhorns after i came home from Desert Storm, the others I got before I went. Used both pair of those and my black jungles in Somolia. By then tho, some desert boots were starting to show up in the supply system, but still not everyone got em.

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    Post by saltefanden on Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:24 am

    Cheers for that nugget of info, Fins!
    And I would love to see a pair of your old, period boots!

    Oh and thunderchild; I don't know what it is about the combination of a 6-colour desert uniform and OD loadbearing gear, belts or even nametags. It's just... sexy Very Happy

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    Post by thunderchild on Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:12 pm

    hello saltefanden , i dont recall saying they were desert storm boots ,just desert boots judging by the ink stamp dated 1997 but not to worry , yes i agree the choc chip cammo looks real nice, thanks for your thoughts fins ,you cant get better than first hand information from a vet ,a pleasure to hear from you ,here's some more pickups

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    Post by saltefanden on Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:17 am

    No worries, I was in no shape or form questioning the 'legality' of the boots shown; I merely had not seen them before, and thankfully Fins set me straight on their 'vintage' Very Happy
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Post by thunderchild on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:54 pm

    some more pickups an m12 holster ,what i like about it is the ambidextrous function ,and easily done too ,also an alice pack

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:42 pm

    Great pick up's TC, I have a similar pair of boots to yours, fantastic additions.

    Here's a picture of Marines of C Co, 3rd Tank Bn, 1st Marine Div, assigned to Task Force Ripper, try on newly-issued Desert Boots during Operation Desert Storm, 19 Feb 1991.


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    Post by thunderchild on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:49 pm

    many thanks for this photograph gary ,so some divisions did get hold of the desert boots during gw1 ,very interesting ,thanks tc

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:47 pm

    thunderchild wrote:many thanks for this photograph gary ,so some divisions did get hold of the desert boots during gw1 ,very interesting ,thanks tc
    No worries TC, maybe Marines got lucky, as for the Army units it would appear they had to wait, and wait and wait Wink 

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