It's been awhile, so here's a few new additions to the collection!
First one is my first ISAF patched uniform and is an A2CU with pin on Parachutist and Senior Aviation badges. Still leery about the authenticity of newer Velcro patched ACU's and uniforms, but for the low price I paid, I felt comfortable that it's legit. If someone was trying to pull one over on me, I'm thinking they would have asked more.
The next one I'm hoping some forum members can help me out. Spc Corcoles with a 25th ID patch and 4th ID FWTS patch. Nothing to 'exciting', but just a good honest, dirty, DCU that I was just about to put in it the closet with the rest of my collection, when I happened to notice some writing on the left cuff and then on the bottom hem of the jacket. From what I can tell...
1st Line: Wolfhound Base
2nd Line: Hawija ????
3rd Line: Runs or Guns ???
4th Line: CS Z FOX ???
5th Line: 328 ???
and then on the bottom hem: 38S ME 20930 17227
From what internet research I did, I'm thinking he was part of the 27th Inf Regt, the "Wolfhounds" which were stationed at FOB McHenry, outside of Hawija Iraq in 2004 to 2005.
Thoughts? I can take better pics if needed.
I don't have too many Navy DCU's. PO1 Capp went to some extremes to make this uniform presentable. It's heavily starched and all pocket buttons have been removed and pockets sewn shut, as well as the lapels, which have been sewn onto the uniform as well.
43rd MP BDE with 800th MP BDE FWTS patch. It's interesting to note that a unit of the 800th was at the center of the 2003 Abu Gharib prison abuse and that the 43rd subsequently closed down the facility a few years later. Uniform kinda comes full circle.
And my first DCU with a Pathfinder qualification badge!