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    Post by thunderchild Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:08 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 my latest pickups  005_zps077b6e70my latest pickups  006_zps95ae9609my latest pickups  007_zps5d787358my latest pickups  008_zpsd5dcdee1my latest pickups  009_zps6d2d3b18my latest pickups  010_zps304125cbmy latest pickups  012_zpsa3fa895c
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    Post by saltefanden Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:30 pm

    Yum!!

    Bother, but are the boots period to Operation Desert Storm, please?
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    Post by 1stDivVet Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:46 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 Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:24 pm

    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 Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:12 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 my latest pickups  012_zps88b9a49dmy latest pickups  014_zps7265855emy latest pickups  010_zpsaf8b5b67my latest pickups  011_zpsbecc9a91
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    Post by saltefanden Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:17 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 Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:54 pm

    some more pickups an m12 holster ,what i like about it is the ambidextrous function ,and easily done too ,also an alice pack my latest pickups  008_zps490a9fe6my latest pickups  009_zpsd7b71449my latest pickups  010_zpse487b379my latest pickups  011_zpsd20caf7dmy latest pickups  025_zps6c6e0575my latest pickups  027_zps86b2ffbbmy latest pickups  028_zps75a4398b
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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:42 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 Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:49 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 Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:47 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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