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    Post by ripcord on Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 pm

    Not the most commonly found..



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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:24 am

    Nope, finding those badges is pretty rare.
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:25 pm

    Very difficult to find anything  AFSO used uniforms, but finding them untouched is even rarer.

    Here are a few Coast Guard pieces and a couple of  other good pieces.




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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 am

    Great finds!
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:00 am

    Thanks Andrew,

    The following are recent finds.

    First one is supposedly a NSW mod,, but I think it may be  a USAFSO mod.

    The Ranger modified DCU and BDU blouses were used by the same Ranger.


                                                               

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:22 pm

    I have posted this BDU blouse before, but as the owner gained notoriety recently, I am posting it again,



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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:26 pm

    This BDU blouse has been posted before, but since then, the former owner has become somewhat notorious ..




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    Post by zvez on Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:47 pm

    I wouldn't say notorious, I'd say patriot for doing his duty and putting his country first. A decorated combat veteran.

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    ripcord wrote:This BDU blouse has been posted before, but since then, the former owner has become somewhat notorious ..




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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:02 pm

    zvez wrote:I wouldn't say notorious, I'd say patriot for doing his duty and putting his country first. A decorated combat veteran.

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    ripcord wrote:This BDU blouse has been posted before, but since then, the former owner has become somewhat notorious ..




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    Perhaps I should have said the former owner has become somewhat famous, not notorious.

    There is no question this man is a national hero no matter what one's political view..


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    Post by Wolverine on Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:37 am

    What a great piece!
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    Post by ripcord on Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:20 pm

    Thank you Andrew..


    A few  recent arrivals.



    This US Navy blouse is an early type ( contract date '86 ) with waist adjustment tabs.
    Flag on left sleeve is correct for the time period.  UN patch on right sleeve.


                                                                                       

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    Capt. Pawloski served with the 1st Cav.   SSI and flag removed.


                                                                                       

                                                                                           
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    Found these 3 in Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    All 3 are from the same person.





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    Post by ripcord on Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:10 pm

    Couple of USN blouses.




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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:30 pm

    Those parachute wings don't turn up often...
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:56 pm

    For the most part, they turn up on EOD badged blouses.

    Sometimes on SEAL blouses, but not as often..

    The Williams DCU blouse shows some quite impressive insignia as well. Not easy to earn those qualification.



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    Post by ripcord on Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:11 pm

    Old warriors never die.  They just join the National Guard..




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    Post by mylle on Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:11 pm

    Now its definitely youre fault when I'm now going to stock up some BDU's also, you already forced me to get some DCU's- Laughing
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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:37 pm

    ripcord wrote:Old warriors never die.  They just join the National Guard..S

    Nice set - some of my coolest BDUs seem to reflect similar career paths.
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    Post by Wolverine on Tue May 26, 2020 5:02 pm

    Here is recent find: a 101st BDU with a challenge coin in the pocket for the 326th Engineer Battalion.

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    Post by Wolverine on Tue May 26, 2020 5:11 pm

    And this one from the 1st Cavalry Division has a Grafenwohr iron-on badge permanently ironed inside the lower pocket!
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    Post by ripcord on Wed May 27, 2020 2:33 pm

    Nice pick up , Andrew..

    Always cool to find small personal things; especially anything related to the former owner's unit ..

    I keep a small box with ration cards, earplugs, id cards, candy, spent lighters etc..

    Have been a bit dormant lately ; this DCU is one of my latest finds.



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    Post by Wolverine on Wed May 27, 2020 5:41 pm

    Sal, nice to find a signals DCU with the CAB. On average, I find far fewer DCUs/BDUs with CABs than with CIBs.
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    Post by ripcord on Wed May 27, 2020 9:20 pm

    Thanks Andrew,

    I really do like to find DCU blouses from units that are not frequently represented.

    CABs are not so common. Probably can count no more than 3 or 4 in my collection and tons with CIBs .




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    Post by Wolverine on Thu May 28, 2020 11:42 am

    Same here. Here is another one:
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    Post by ripcord on Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm

    That is a well rounded blouse for sure, Andrew.


    Here are a couple of interesting USN pieces.

    Petty Officer First Class Kelley apparently worked hard and applied himself ,earned a commission and became a Lieutenant JG  ( Junior Grade { equivalent to a US Army 1st Lieutenant } ).

    He earned the Fleet Marine Force badge and the Expeditionary Warfare badge ( either badge is not easy to earn  ) as an enlisted man.

    That is why the badges on his blueberry uniform are silver, not gold colored.   Enlisted sailors earn silver colored badges while Officers wear gold.

    I have seen another blueberry blouse that belonged to Mr. Kelley that have a gold colored Information Dominance badge he has earned as an Officer.



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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 pm

    Sal - that is some solid attention to detail!

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