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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-07-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By D. Michael Kim
The badge that you have shown is a Period...

The badge that you have shown is a Period Indochina war piece. Those that were made with the Drago Paris address post-war the hash marks are perpendicular to each other.
Forum: Korean War 01-26-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,420
Posted By D. Michael Kim
The Columbian Bn, was part of the 7th ID. There...

The Columbian Bn, was part of the 7th ID. There is another badge with a star at the top that were for officers. The badge was awarded and worn by 7th ID personnel. There is a thread on the U.S....
Forum: Korean War 05-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,235
Posted By D. Michael Kim
All I can say is W O W !!! Thanks for sharing

All I can say is W O W !!! Thanks for sharing
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By D. Michael Kim
I had the honor of meeting Maj Nguyen Van Dan in...

I had the honor of meeting Maj Nguyen Van Dan in 1967 when he was the Commander of a Infantry Battalion of the 49th Regt. and he impressed me as a Soldiers' Soldier!

One evening the V.C. conducted...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Here is a article of the Tiger Lady as she was...

Here is a article of the Tiger Lady as she was known by the soldiers and public. In my conversations with Maj. Devlin, she was a Ranger all the way.

I have been looking for a magazine article for...
Forum: Korean War 03-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Matt, thank you for the information on the launch...

Matt, thank you for the information on the launch of the 8240th AU website! It is a great site, with information about a unit that very little has been written.

I have knowledge about this unit...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By D. Michael Kim
The badge is a reproduction. Go to this...

The badge is a reproduction.

Go to this site which will show the real and the fake example. A fast way to determine if is good is to look at the back for the indentations of the wings feathers...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By D. Michael Kim
TP, I echo your sentiments, thank you! Over...

TP, I echo your sentiments, thank you!

Over the years I have had a opportunity to talk to many Vietnamese military members who have emigrated to the United States or other countries. Many served...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-08-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By D. Michael Kim
There is no problem with your badge, it is a...

There is no problem with your badge, it is a early Rue Baranger addressed badge.

In reference to your question re: period made replacement badges, for sure it is difficult to explain how you may...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-05-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By D. Michael Kim
The Last Days of Vietnam

From 5-7 February, the Academy Award nominee American Experience documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" will be available for free on-line viewing at:
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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By D. Michael Kim
The Vietnamese made these badges often to replace...

The Vietnamese made these badges often to replace a badge that the soldier lost. So these were made as REPLACEMENTS BADGES. They were sand caste and some were done very well. The Vietnamese did...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By D. Michael Kim
603dasc, please send contact number

603dasc, please send contact number
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By D. Michael Kim
"Paperwork was very rare-if it existed, most had...

"Paperwork was very rare-if it existed, most had been lost."

Mike had posted the above reply and it got me thinking, how true it is. Of all things that were brought home for some reason paper...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Mike is correct that a person could LEGALLY bring...

Mike is correct that a person could LEGALLY bring back one war souvenir per tour.
I was there in 66 again in 69 and that was the policy. But if one had contacts especially with air force personnel...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-16-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Except for the shape of the patch, everything...

Except for the shape of the patch, everything about how the bird looks like does not even come close to what a team patch would look like.

I have not seen a any team or Luong Phan made patch in...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Scotty, A very beautiful and historic piece!...

Scotty,

A very beautiful and historic piece! Thanks for sharing, I enjoy French para wings and insigne from DBP.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-23-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,933
Posted By D. Michael Kim
I am sitting on the fence at this point in time. ...

I am sitting on the fence at this point in time. I do not like that the wording is machine embroidered ( all the ones I like are hand stitched) BUT I like the bow tie stitching around the edge of...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By D. Michael Kim
BIET DONG QUAN TRIBUTE By Cal Rollins

I received a email from a former ranger alerting me about a tribute to the Biet Dong Quan, ARVN Rangers shown on the site below.

http://vimeo.com/96627600

It brought back a lot of memories...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Beret Badge

I like the BDQ beret badge you posted.

In 1966 I had ordered a BDQ qualification badge in 14k gold in Saigon but it was not ready when I left. Asked a buddy to pick up and send to me to no avail....
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-26-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 70,099
Posted By D. Michael Kim
I personally know CSM Martin who like myself is a...

I personally know CSM Martin who like myself is a former BDQ Advisor. In my many discussions with him he told me from whom the flags were obtained. In my opinion, I believe they are reproductions.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-03-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Fantastic results based on your hard work....

Fantastic results based on your hard work. Congratulations!!!

From what I have been told the triangle colors refers to a tail marking. The painting on the helmet I have seen before but cannot...
Forum: Korean War 03-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,458
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Unpik presentation item

I AM SEEKING INFORMATION ON THESE PRESENTATION PIECES THAT WAS PRESENTED TO LT. COL. CHARLES KREBS AND HIS WIFE. LT. COL. KREBS WAS COMMANDING OFFICER OF UNPIK DURING THE 1954-1955 PERIOD. ANY...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-20-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By D. Michael Kim
Beautiful pieces. The fasteners were based on...

Beautiful pieces. The fasteners were based on the ones used by the French.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-18-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By D. Michael Kim
One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I...

One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I believe by its' construction was made in Vietnam for a veteran to be used as a combat patch for his uniform.

After further research I have to...
Forum: Korean War 02-18-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,993
Posted By D. Michael Kim
One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I...

One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I believe by its' construction was made in Vietnam for a veteran to be used as a combat patch for his uniform.

After further research I have to...
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