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1970 Vietnam tunic

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    Hi, what are your thoughts on this one?
    Cheers.
    Nuno
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    Original jacket with added insignia, IMO.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Nuno, my take on it would be the same as Steve's.

    Look at the name tape: this has laundry wear like the jacket. Now compare to the US Army tape, wings and 82nd insignia. These show no wear / fading.

    Now my knowledge on this stuff is very slight: but this is a later "Rip stop" issue jacket. Would colour insgnia have been used at this later date?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Since this guy was a parachute rigger, not a jumper, it is highley likely that he sewed on the patches himself to replace worn ones. As to Ade's observation as to the rip-stop, I thought that was later in the 70's before that came out but I can't be sure. It was a big deal (civillian wise) in the late 70's. I can't remember when they stopped unsing color insignia but Overall the uniform looks OK to me.

    Thanks

    Burt

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    I agree, they seem too new.
    Thank you for the help.
    Ill take a better look, these jackets are easy to find.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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