NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

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    NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:13 pm

    I have been holding off posting this DCU for a bit. I was hoping I could possibly figure out who the original owner was, but the name tape has been removed and that makes the research quite difficult.


    The Jacket is an EARLY commercial 3-Color DCU that was available for purchase during Desert Storm through companies like Brigade Quartermaster, US Cav, etc. This piece has the early take-up tabs on the side that have been tailored by sewing them down. Has NBC News Desert Storm tape on the chest, along with the NBC logo. Has a desert tan US flag and DESERT STORM above that. Jacket is heavily used, is faded, and has dirt/grease/grime ring in the neck collar area.






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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:13 pm

    I was contacted by the seller offering me a DCU cap from the same guy. When the cap arrived, I was beyond surprised. The cap looks like it is a later manufactured piece and I believe the cap may very well be from when he covered Operation Iraqi Freedom.




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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by P-E on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:17 pm

    As I said you by mail...in my opinion the wearer is Richard Engel...I don't think it exists many NBC war correspondant named Richard... Wink Now, your mission is enter in contact with him to ask a confirmation... Wink


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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:24 pm

    P-E wrote:As I said you by mail...in my opinion the wearer is Richard Engel...I don't think it exists many NBC war correspondant named Richard... Wink Now, your mission is enter in contact with him to ask a confirmation... Wink

    I had considered the possiblity of the grouping belonging to him, but he was born in 1973 and would have been too young to have covered Desert Storm. Also, the jacket is a big size (easily an XL size).

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by P-E on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:42 pm

    hum...I don't know but if I were you I'ld try to contact him...if it's not him, maybe he can tell you who worn these ?!




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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by Col Kurtz on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:16 pm

    Great set from DS era love it Arch. Let us know who owned the shirt when you have identified this war correspondent.

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:47 pm

    P-E wrote:hum...I don't know but if I were you I'ld try to contact him...if it's not him, maybe he can tell you who worn these ?!


    I think I will do that, Pierre.

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:47 pm

    Col Kurtz wrote:Great set from DS era love it Arch. Let us know who owned the shirt when you have identified this war correspondent.
    Thanks, Col!

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by hink441 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:50 pm

    Do you think it could have been a technician's set ?? I think it is possible. Really great grouping !!!!!!!!

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    Post by Zeked on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:58 pm

    That hat is just killer! I bet you are the only one on your block to own one!!

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:04 pm

    Very cool! Im glad you got the cap, amazing group!

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:22 pm

    hink441 wrote:Do you think it could have been a technician's set ?? I think it is possible. Really great grouping !!!!!!!!

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    Gut feeling tells me yes, Chris.

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    Re: NBC News War Correspondent Jacket and Cap

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:23 pm

    Thanks, Clete and Jason!

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