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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-28-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By zvezdah1
MikeP, Not to get in a pissing match but...

MikeP,

Not to get in a pissing match but been collecting nearly as long as you, 72-73.

Dunno, we certainly are different in our attitudes thank god for that. Inanimate object but have more...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-27-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By zvezdah1
It doesn't hurt if you buy things from vets...

It doesn't hurt if you buy things from vets families to get the them to write down details about who brought it back, where served and stuff like that and get them to sign. These are certainly forged...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-27-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By zvezdah1
If the gun comes with paperwork, I'd attache...

If the gun comes with paperwork, I'd attache significantly more value to the weapon. From a collectors standpoint documentation is always the ideal. Without it could have come from anywhere.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By zvezdah1
unless he's talking about the blowpipe...

unless he's talking about the blowpipe anti-aircraft weapon?

Probably a reach

http://harveyblackauthor.org/tag/blowpipe-anti-aircraft-missile/
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By zvezdah1
DSO medal is nice but without any documentation...

DSO medal is nice but without any documentation just a mishmash of stuff. The engraving on the radom is interesting too.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-23-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By zvezdah1
I'm sure you've seen this on wiki ...

I'm sure you've seen this on wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Vietnam_National_Police_Field_Force

States they were equipped witih m-8 greyhounds.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-17-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By zvezdah1
East German possibly?

East German possibly?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By zvezdah1
hard to believe but the american military was not...

hard to believe but the american military was not universally loved and admired by all south vietnamese.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-11-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By zvezdah1
MY dad had one almost exactly like this from his...

MY dad had one almost exactly like this from his first tour in nam 64-65, it was made for the m39 s&w he carried. These holsters were called "cheap charlie" holsters. I always thought it was odd and...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By zvezdah1
don't think eastern bloc I want to say swiss ....

don't think eastern bloc I want to say swiss . The swiss typically have numbers stenciled on the fronts of the bags as on this one.


http://www.omahas.com/swiss-gas-mask-bag#.VKnkKnvSQXg
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,747
Posted By zvezdah1
I knew an SF guy who got an RPG launcher out of...

I knew an SF guy who got an RPG launcher out of VN disguising it as a large candle holder (large brass candlesticks from Thailand were very popular bring backs for wives.)

My friend explained that...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By zvezdah1
Yep I remember the one I got from my dad had a...

Yep I remember the one I got from my dad had a black leather pocket hanger and I'm guessing was worn with service dress type uniform.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By zvezdah1
I'm not sure, Here's a link with a little info. I...

I'm not sure, Here's a link with a little info. I think they wore a brass beret badge so this must be for the uniform, I'm thinking perhaps a pocket hanger, they did have a cloth patch of this type....
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By zvezdah1
Think that's the UN Belgium contingent for Korea...

Think that's the UN Belgium contingent for Korea in the 50s.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,789
Posted By zvezdah1
On my dad's first tour in VN in mid 64 (he was a...

On my dad's first tour in VN in mid 64 (he was a district security advisor), he took a number of pics of dead vc killed during operations. He said they were taken to try to identify the individuals....
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-30-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 65,461
Posted By zvezdah1
oneof the best threads on this sub forum

oneof the best threads on this sub forum
Forum: International Militaria Forum 12-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By zvezdah1
don't believe it's a crown, think it's a trident.

don't believe it's a crown, think it's a trident.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 12-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By zvezdah1
Cuban belt buckle, they did have cuban...

Cuban belt buckle, they did have cuban "engineering" troops in grenada.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 12-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By zvezdah1
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By zvezdah1
Some Dien Bien Phu units there as well as one or...

Some Dien Bien Phu units there as well as one or two Dinassault river assault force badges.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 12-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By zvezdah1
Look like British army ammunition boots.

Look like British army ammunition boots.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By zvezdah1
thnks for the info!

thnks for the info!
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By zvezdah1
since they were trained at ringway during the...

since they were trained at ringway during the war, did they wear british jump wings?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By zvezdah1
I'm curious, how did French troops in France get...

I'm curious, how did French troops in France get the Drago made para badges during the war? Or were this issued after the war in serial numbering for wartime UK trained French paras?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By zvezdah1
wow!

wow!
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