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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-28-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By MikeP
Time period would make him Col Healy. Not sure...

Time period would make him Col Healy. Not sure it looks like him.
Group commanders were always Bird Colonels.
There were a number of Lt Colonels who commanded the companies and B Teams.
Col...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-18-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By MikeP
Looks right as rain for the period. He did time...

Looks right as rain for the period. He did time with MACV and then back home and possibly the SFOC course.
Could have gone to 5th group from MACV while still in country.
All SF guys were awarded...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 11-16-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By MikeP
PX souvenir ring.

PX souvenir ring.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-16-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By MikeP
We 50s kids were capable of about any imaginable...

We 50s kids were capable of about any imaginable atrocity related to these things. They had little value and were quite common.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 11-13-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By MikeP
Most guys registered their discharge at the...

Most guys registered their discharge at the courthouse of their home of record. If you have access to that, they can at least print you a copy of his discharge. If his unit is listed on thta, you...
Forum: Firearms Forum 10-28-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By MikeP
Nice find. Respects to your FIL.

Nice find.
Respects to your FIL.
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 10-20-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By MikeP
Dogtag help, please.

This recently resurfaced in old stuff I had put away.
Had it maybe 50 years.
Medical related?

Could someone elaborate on this?
Thanks.
Forum: Living History Forum 10-03-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By MikeP
They are using new methods of identification on...

They are using new methods of identification on remains buried at Pearl Harbor.
This brings closure to many families.
Good to know that this is an ongoing project wherever available.
A few years...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 09-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By MikeP
Just happened to see this on the net. Shows...

Just happened to see this on the net.
Shows the soles for those interested in them.
No idea of location or time period of the pic.

We issued "Bata" boots to the guys in the CIDG program. I...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 09-05-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By MikeP
This could be something a guy made up later for...

This could be something a guy made up later for reunions and such.
They were seen a lot in the big parades and events of the 80s. The embroidery on the back would indicate that as a possibility....
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-27-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By MikeP
Look similar to the BATA Boots we issued our CIDG...

Look similar to the BATA Boots we issued our CIDG guys. I never looked real close, though.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 07-27-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By MikeP
Those were "Chiu Hoi" leaflets. Dropped along...

Those were "Chiu Hoi" leaflets. Dropped along the border and other places by the zillions.
Their intent was to entice VC or even NVA who lived in miserable conditions to surrender and become part...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-23-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By MikeP
Young WO Chopper pilot. A great many of...

Young WO Chopper pilot.


A great many of them were just kids out of high school. There was an enlistment program for them at one point. A lot of guys in my basic training company were headed to...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 07-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By MikeP
We 50s kids are responsible for some of that...

We 50s kids are responsible for some of that stuff.


Bullet holes, etc, as well.
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-06-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By MikeP
Just for fun check these. I once had an extra...

Just for fun check these. I once had an extra stock set. The top example is on the carbine I have.
Looks like maybe the same inspector.
The serial numbers are stamped in the front section.
They...
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MikeP
I recall seeing these occasionally at shows in...

I recall seeing these occasionally at shows in the 60s.
Some were well done. Some just had bobbed barrels and a sight mounted on the slide.
They were never considered to be an original item.
I...
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-03-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By MikeP
I have a DOT 42 I got from a neighboring farmer I...

I have a DOT 42 I got from a neighboring farmer I worked for in high school.
It has the original sling and hood.
No rod, unfortunately.
The only external mark on the stock is the serial number...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By MikeP
My grandfather brought home his own Dough-boy...

My grandfather brought home his own Dough-boy helmet from WW1. At one point in time, my grandmother converted it into a flowerpot. It was still in use when I was a kid.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 05-03-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By MikeP
There were some folks in our village turning out...

There were some folks in our village turning out these and Montagnard crossbows for trade to visiting aircrews or anyone else.

I think a lot of honest VC samples were produced in the same way....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-03-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By MikeP
Sweet heart type bracelet. Things guys sent to...

Sweet heart type bracelet. Things guys sent to wives or girlfriends. Interesting. The two stars could mean two sons in service. A mother would wear that.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-14-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By MikeP
We called them Chicoms. There were a variety...

We called them Chicoms.
There were a variety and some had pineapple type heads.
Variations on the handles as well.
I deactivated a bunch of them, there was a cover on the bottom to pull off and a...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-14-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By MikeP
Interesting thought. The guy looks like he is...

Interesting thought. The guy looks like he is ready to load that lightning bolt into something.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-14-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By MikeP
Poor job of stitching the eagle on. You can see...

Poor job of stitching the eagle on.
You can see the shadow of the original behind it.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 03-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By MikeP
A .45 will not make a penetration like that. I...

A .45 will not make a penetration like that.
I shot up several relic helmets in my mis spent youth.
They were worth nothing in those days and liners, etc were not available.
A .45 will make a...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-02-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By MikeP
Typical of various souvenir rings. Sold in...

Typical of various souvenir rings.
Sold in jewelry store, PXs, and other places.
Some guys bought this stuff, others did not.


Pic of one I bought in Fayettevill, NC a ta jewellery store in 68...
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