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Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. Covering, French Indo China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc.

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #46
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Non-rip-stop jungle jackets like your dad's are very difficult to find, so I'm not surprised people were following you around asking to buy it!

Ted, I have been following this thread since the beginning, and I am awestruck by it all. Some of those photographs are truely amazing. It's a rare treat to see a 1-0 jacket and a poplin ERDL jacket, and from the same veteran to boot! I'm glad to see you take such an interest in your father's items, and thank you so much for sharing them with the forum!
Thank you. I always liked the look of that ERDL jacket.

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Not my collecting field at all, but a fantastic thread to follow!!

I guess you wont be wearing the black jacket to mow the lawn anymore if it is so rare! ;-)
I never did anything like that, but when I was in high school I'd wear it when riding my bike to school in light rain. Don't blame me for the condition of the paint though, as far as I can remember it's always looked like that. I used to think it said "Ft. Oregon" since I had no idea about "RT Oregon" back then. I always figured it was just some windbreaker he had picked up somewhere while he was in the military. Finding out what it is feels kind of like when people bring in something on "Antique Roadshow" and it turns out to be really valuable. If it wasn't for the painted design on there, I wouldn't have even thought it was worth taking pictures of. I never really noticed the map pocket until I was taking the pictures.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #47
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I am just back on WA and discover this thread !

That is really interesting ! Thank you for taking the time of posting and sharing your family memories !
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:46 AM   #48
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I always thought the common consensus was SOG never had the ERDL pattern uniform?

Thanks for the pictures and I agree with the person who said the picture of you and your dad is priceless.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #49
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I am just back on WA and discover this thread !

That is really interesting ! Thank you for taking the time of posting and sharing your family memories !
You are welcome, I'm glad so many people are interested.

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I always thought the common consensus was SOG never had the ERDL pattern uniform?

Thanks for the pictures and I agree with the person who said the picture of you and your dad is priceless.
I don't see anyone wearing that ERDL in my photos, but my father did write his name in it and it was apparently worn enough to get a rip on the sleeve repaired. Maybe it was being field tested? I remember he had several of the tiger stripe jackets (of which I now have 2, whereabouts of the others unknown), an OD jacket with added pockets (unfortunately destroyed because he used it to wear while painting), and just the one ERDL, which was probably saved because I wore it for Halloween one year and it ended up in my closet after that rather than the storage shed.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #50
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SOG members wore ERDL , that thought is redundant .


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Old 02-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #51
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I always thought the common consensus was SOG never had the ERDL pattern uniform?
cszakolczai,

certainly they did have the uniform, the argument has always been if they wore it operationally 'over the fence'.
Certain quarters believe so, others do not.

This may be from where your confusion stems perhaps.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #52
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Here are a few more photos:
Looks like an in-country photo studio portrait. The jacket is an exact match of the one I posted earlier.


My father with his team, signed by them.






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Old 02-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #53
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Ted,

as ever, magnificent.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:50 AM   #54
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It just keeps getting better!

Thank you Ted for posting these stunning shots.

Yours, Guy.
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Incredible thread Ted, just plain awesome!!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:04 AM   #56
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Great images .
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:37 PM   #57
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Awesome stuff, and a neighbor to boot!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #58
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The Radio your dad is talking on is a Yaesu FT-101E HF ham radio I have one just like it!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #59
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Wow! Great photos! Thank you for posting them.

The one of you and your dad is awesome.

The M79s photo is a great comparison shot and I did not know that Romaian AKs showed up in Vietnam.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #60
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Papa,

I'm stunned, this is incredible.
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