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    USMC M55 Flak Jacket with FLAK TESTED Patch to rear???

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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:28 am

    Any ideas on the significance of this hand made patch to the rear?

    Wonder if the vest has taken a hit and the previous owner patched it with this patch??

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    Post by Gemini Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:46 am

    Looks like some of that classic Vietnam black humor.I am not sure,I am quite interested as well.
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    Post by kammo-man Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 pm

    Dare you open the stitching and peer inside to see ?

    Bob will be able to tell if this is a Nam made patch for sure .

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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:28 pm

    I really want to undo the stitching to have a look but am going to leave as is for now.
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    Post by kammo-man Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:33 pm

    If you have a dental tool , one of those scrapers ,you can fiddle , yes I did say fiddle !
    it in j=to see if there is damage , just a thought .
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:41 pm

    I know not conclusive but have had quite a thorough feel around and no damage to the plate/s inside but then again i guess if it was hit by anything and re issued these would have been replaced?

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