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My Dad's VN stuff (MACV SOG)
Old 02-15-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default My Dad's VN stuff (MACV SOG)

My father passed away a few years ago. Being the collector in the family, I ended up with most of his military items and photos. I'm always glad to share them with people who appreciate seeing them.

My Father and I

Captured AK47

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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Dear Ted,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share these wonderful artefacts with us. So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing but you have honoured him here and have some wonderful artefacts to remember him by. I love the picture of you both together.

Many thanks once again, Guy

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Dear Ted,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share these wonderful artefacts with us. So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing but yoiu have honoured him here and have some wonderful artefacts to remember him by. I love the picture of you both together.

Many thanks once again, Guy
Thank you, I'll have a few more photos to post later. And if you guys want any additional detail photos of the items for reference, just ask.

Unfortunately, my Dad used most of his uniforms for "work clothes" after the war, to do stuff like paint the house and tar the roof, so most of them are gone.
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Hello Ted,

i echo Guys words it is both a delight and an honour to be able to share such precious family memories.

Did your father caption any of the photos? The photo with the tiny OG and beret wearing is priceless to you i am sure.

Thanks again for posting.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:06 AM   #6
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Hello Ted,

i echo Guys words it is both a delight and an honour to be able to share such precious family memories.

Did your father caption any of the photos? The photo with the tiny OG and beret wearing is priceless to you i am sure.

Thanks again for posting.
My dad had that little uniform made for me over there, and I remember wearing it to play in until I could no longer fit into it. You can see it was a bit big on me as a baby, but I think I was still managing to fit into it until I was about 5.

Yes, a few of the photos are captioned.

One of the photos of the damaged XM177 says "This one was to close"
The photo of the canteens says "NVA Canteens"
The photo of the 3 Vietnamese soldiers with rifles says "RT Michigan"
The photo of the AK leaning against a tent says "Russian AK47" although it's actually Romanian.

There are also a few named photos I can post later.
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Hi again Ted,

i shall be looking forward to more posts from you when time permits. There is already a wealth of detail for us to pore over in what you have posted and in the splendid citation.

The cut down M79 is always a treat to see in candid period images.
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My Father and I
I admire this. There just are no words...

Screensaver, blown up in a solid sterling picture frame, original SEALED against fire. I think very man who ever lived would value this above all.

THIS is what it's all about.
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I admire this. There just are no words...

Screensaver, blown up in a solid sterling picture frame, original SEALED against fire. I think very man who ever lived would value this above all.

THIS is what it's all about.
Awesome thread to a great Man
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Thanks for the kinds words, everyone. Our hobby isn't just about collecting, and although you might pay a lot for some things, it's not about the money either. All these things you collect once belonged to someone who went off to fight for their cause. We are responsible for preserving these little bits of history, learning from them, and passing them down to future generations.
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That could not be said be said better. Thankfully, on this particular forum on WAF, the main posters here all understand that. What a wonderful grouping. Please don't ever part with it. It will be such a great piece of history to pass on for generations to come. And I, for one, respect you (without even knowing you) for holding on to such a great sentimental and historical group.
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Mentioned this thread to some SOG guys on another board.
Nobody who knew your dad so far.

One who became a pilot noted a chopper he flew the same time period.
Probably hauled his team.
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Looking at the photograpgh of the plaque piece, I have noticed that the colors used on the rifles are totally different from other star burst plaque pieces. This is very interesting.
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thx for show us these great pics.
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