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    Plunket's 101st Airborne, mostly OIF, collection photos

    Post by Plunket75 on Mon May 23, 2011 7:15 am

    Hi guys I'm finally home on R&R and can post some photos of my collection. Most of these items were purchased at or around Fort Campbell, KY home of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault). I was stationed there for 6 1/2 years so I was able to get a lot of good items, as I lived through the change in uniforms and gear.

    First is a Captain in OIF 1, 2003


    Second a Staff Sergeant, 327th INF, in 2005 just after the Division went back to Iraq. As the ACUs were just being issued ACU rank and names tapes were not really available yet. So the green rank and name tapes can be seen early in the deployment.


    Here is a E-5 from the 3rd BDE, RAKKASANs


    A wider angle of some more of the display...


    Hope you enjoy the photos...

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    Post by kilroy was here! on Mon May 23, 2011 10:52 am

    First you're deployed, surrounded by uniforms, then you get home, and you're still surrounded by uniforms.
    You absolutely sure you're home now mate, not actually in Afghanistan? Laughing

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    Post by Plunket75 on Mon May 23, 2011 11:03 am

    Yep back home for a couple weeks of leave, then I have to go back to Afghanistan. Its good to be back though, fresh air and no threat of a rocket attack! Smile

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    Post by P-E on Mon May 23, 2011 11:13 am

    Just one word....WOW ! Shocked Realy beautiful displays !!!! Shocked


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    Post by MyZone on Mon May 23, 2011 11:49 am

    Plunket,

    Hats off to your service. Many in our country thank you!

    Cheers,
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    Post by Ben on Mon May 23, 2011 12:36 pm

    Awesome collection indeed!

    I echo MyZone's sentiments, thanks for all you do!


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    Post by nkomo on Mon May 23, 2011 6:47 pm

    Very impressive and displayed well too! Do you only collect 101st ABN items or do you collect any other units as well?
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your service!
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    Post by Plunket75 on Mon May 23, 2011 7:39 pm

    Hi I mainly focus on 101st, from all time periods...
    here is a shot of the "timeline" WW2 till present


    but I also collect some special forces gear and uniforms...I'll post some photos later
    Also thanks for all the compliments, I'm glad you guys like my small collection.

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    Post by nkomo on Mon May 23, 2011 7:50 pm

    Personally, I wouldn't call that a "small" collection. You have some GREAT items and looks to be quite a few items as well.

    I hit Ft. Campbell fairly regularly, but don't seem to find many uniforms in the shops. Plenty of good gear though! Very Happy

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    Post by ladrang on Mon May 23, 2011 8:06 pm

    Hi your collection is incredible, you have a lot great items, I have seen a nice DCU boonie hat with captain rank and scorpion embroidered!!!!

    Your collection is AMAZING!!!!!

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    Post by omaha on Mon May 23, 2011 8:30 pm

    Hi, your collection is really great. You have a lot of cool stuff in it Very Happy

    I love the time line, it shows well the evolution of the US Army.

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    Post by Baker502 on Mon May 23, 2011 8:51 pm

    Not bad Plunket, I would say thats a "ok" collection, maybe some day you'll have one as good as mine.. Lol.. Baker502

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    Post by Plunket75 on Tue May 24, 2011 4:50 am

    Well Baker502, thanks for the compliment on my "ok" collection. Since I've seen your collection, I'd say its "pretty good" too. Ha Ha

    Here is another shot of some of my other stuff...

    US Army Ranger, Somalia 1993. The DCUs are the very early, non-ripstop large collar type.


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    Post by ladrang on Tue May 24, 2011 6:31 am

    Hi your display is really, I m not sure that the soldier in the back has served in the desert during the same era Laughing

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    Post by kilroy was here! on Tue May 24, 2011 6:39 am

    If your collection is small, then what's mine? Atomic? Awesome timeline, easily superior to what can be seen at most museums!

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    Post by JYN on Tue May 24, 2011 10:56 am

    This is a nice display as well as a museum dedicated to the 101st AB .... and the 82nd AB (Lt. Kelso Horne portrait on Life Magazine).

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    Post by P-E on Tue May 24, 2011 11:59 am

    that's a realy nice collection. Are the weapons and the PVS-7 (binocular NVG) original or reproduction for airsoft ?


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    Post by BringMeOurFlag on Tue May 24, 2011 2:36 pm

    Great collection!

    Is that ww2 airborne uniform original?


    I have to say, damn great collection! Very Happy

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    Post by Plunket75 on Tue May 24, 2011 7:22 pm

    The PVS-7s are only airsoft. Much cheaper when I don't need night vision capability in my basement. Smile As for the WW2 Jump uniform, I do have originals but this is a Saving Private Ryan screen worn uniform. It was aged and looks damn good.

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I've been collecting militaria since 1993, a lot of time and money has gone into building up the collection. Half the fun is the hunt, as I'm sure most of you know.

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    Post by omaha on Tue May 24, 2011 7:51 pm

    Nice collection, the ranger in Somalia is my favourite. What is the type of belt that he is wearing?

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    Post by Plunket75 on Tue May 24, 2011 9:01 pm

    The belt is a pistol belt extender. They wear made to extend the pistol belt on the LBE, like this one to fit around the protective vest. I don't think anyone uses them anymore as nobody uses LBEs.

    Here is a closer shot of the random OIF stuff...


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    Post by ladrang on Tue May 24, 2011 9:03 pm

    Nice display. really cool, I like the box with arabic written

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    Post by Jeeperz83 on Tue May 24, 2011 11:06 pm

    Really great display! Love to see current 101st material.

    The US Ranger in Somalia is also one of my faves. One of my co-workers at the museum was a Ranger on that mission and had a character play him in the movie.

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    Post by Plunket75 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:54 am

    Here is another old photo from the collection...

    3rd Battalion, 327th BCT around fall of 2005. This is around 2005 after the Brigade got back from OIF1 and before the Brigades were issued the new ACU for the next Iraq deployment. They were issued the ACH by then, that's why the unit is still wearing BDUs but has some new equipment.




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    Post by Plunket75 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:12 am

    And one more...

    2 tops from the same man, picked up at one of the local surplus shops around FT Campbell. A DCU when he was a SFC and later a BDU when he was a 1SG.

    Sorry about the Og-107 in the photo... Smile


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    Post by P-E on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:33 am

    Man, you've a outsdanding collection and very well displayed. I realy love that !


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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:38 pm

    I never get tired of your collection. Thanks for sharing!

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    Post by Plunket75 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:23 am

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I should have all the collection out of storage this summer when I get back from this current deployment; a different deployment and a different AO than when I first posted some photos. I’ll add some more then. Smile

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