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Old 11-16-2019, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hello, here are pics of some of the items acquired from the estate of the late Vet here locally. He was in Vietnam for one year, 1966 to 1967. He was a member mostly of the 2nd Battalion, 502 Airborne and then a Green Beret. Anyone know what the black heart is? Best, Bill Bourque
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:59 AM   #5
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Nice group. The black heart is the helmet marking of the 502 PIR. First used in WWII. Mike
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #6
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Hello, thank you both. Here are pics of the rest of the grouping. I have only found one pic showing similar combat knives and in the pic it was sheathed. Is there a reference on this type knife. The holster is for a type 51 Tokarev pistol. Can anyone tell me what the small silver flask is for? The tiger stripes are matching. Best, Bill
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:30 PM   #8
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:31 PM   #10
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Very very nice grouping.

Any pictures of him in counrty ?

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Old 11-18-2019, 03:31 PM   #11
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Hi. A search for an in country scrapbook is being done. He did 3 operations in the Kom Tun province regions at Dak To. His remainder of operations were in 3 corps Phu Yen province just northeast of Saigon off the coast over 5 different operations. All in one year. Best. Bill

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Old 11-18-2019, 05:09 PM   #12
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Super nice estate! Congrats Bill I've owned and passed on two of the 101 Recondo berets. My troop later went to 5th group which is interesting in that SF must've recruited heavily among the LRRPS. Both of my berets were Bancroft goldies.



Are the handles on the knives Water Buffalo horn? Yards is what came to mind when I saw them.
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Super nice estate! Congrats Bill I've owned and passed on two of the 101 Recondo berets. My troop later went to 5th group which is interesting in that SF must've recruited heavily among the LRRPS. Both of my berets were Bancroft goldies.



Are the handles on the knives Water Buffalo horn? Yards is what came to mind when I saw them.
Hi, I believe the handles to be wood. Here is a pic I found here showing at least similar handles. Mixed in with the VC items is this Certifcate of the people of the people. It’s from the Bình Thuan province where he was involved in Operations Farragut. I have no idea if it relates to the VC items. Bill
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Hi Bill,
Did your guy leave the service after just after his return home from VN or
did he remain active for a while?
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