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    Bukowski's coat

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    joni firpo
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    Post by joni firpo Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:42 pm

    Seen the movie "Hair" many times, but just recently noted what a curious field jacket is "Bukowski" (Berger) wearing in the final stage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8DkmzIcDeA

    There are no epaulettes on his jacket! If it was a regular M65 jacket, there should be epaulettes on the shoulders aren't they? Just as on the other soldiers. Was it maybe a "movie-coat" for Treat Williams specially? Or?

    Another interesting detail, check the boarding-scene and it is clearly seen the many different finishes of the M1 helmets.
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    Post by AK101 Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:00 pm

    AFAIK the early run(s) of thr M65 had no eppaulattes.
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    Post by joni firpo Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:06 am

    Really? But why? The previous model (M51 coat) did have epaulettes as I know? Could you send me a picture or a link of such an early coat? Quite interesting! Thanks for the info!
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    Post by AK101 Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:26 am

    Sir,

    Here is a link to one on epay, AFAIK the info is correct. Sorry for the epay link, not my auiction but best refrence I could dig up at the moment.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/US-Army-Vietnam-Early-Strapless-M-65-Field-Jacket-66-/350422523558?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5196cf5ea6
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    Post by joni firpo Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:20 am

    Thanks for the information! I've never heard of "epaulett-less" M65 jackets (except the commercial ACU M65's made in the recent years)! Very interesting.
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    Post by 1stDivVet Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:21 pm

    A lot of the aviation guys used to cut the epauletts off too.. I have a couple somewhere around here like that. Inversly, I have a couple jungle jackets that they have been added to!!

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