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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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Lighter (I'm Ted, Monna is my mother)












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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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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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Very neat! I've never seen a 'pistol' m79 before!
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Very neat! I've never seen a 'pistol' m79 before!
This is an absolutely awesome tribute thread. Thank you so much for sharing some of your Father's and your history.
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fantastic stuff!!! Its great you understand and appreciate these pieces of history
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Hi Ted,
Very sorry to here about your dad. What you have posted so far all I can say is "WOW". The picture of your Dad in uniform sporting a recon pocket patch is super. The knife , plaque, lighter and uniform are just something you don't see everyday in our world of collecting, Super pieces. It's great that you were able to get these items and preserve his memory. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.
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Great pics Is that you and dad at Bragg? Benning?

Do you know what units that your dad was with in 5th SFG? Dates? Mine went to 5th SFG about 10/69...
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Here's some more photos

Don Sheppard
Looks like the same knife as above, but in a bayonet scabbard.


Don Sheppard




Interesting photo for any patch collectors


"Panke"




"Earl Himes"






"CCN Danang"


"CCN Danang"


"Bargewell" This is Eldon Bargewell, who later became a general and commander of Delta Force http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldon_Bargewell


"Alfonso Stevens"



Statement by Eldon Bargewell and Army Commendation Medal document from that incident.

Folder from Bronze Star documents, and the sling from the AK47 my father is holding in the photo from the first post. I think this is the only captured item he bothered to bring home.
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Great pics Is that you and dad at Bragg? Benning?

Do you know what units that your dad was with in 5th SFG? Dates? Mine went to 5th SFG about 10/69...
I know he was at Ft. Bragg at some point, and I think he was in Vietnam from 1967-69, everything I found with any dates seems to fall in that time period.
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Wow, you should be very proud of your father. A privilege to have seen his pictures and documents.
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