A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

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    bryanbg
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    A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

    Post by bryanbg on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:58 pm

    Today I found two Iraqi uniforms.

    The first one is a U.S.-made (I think) older "chocolate chip" style jacket.  This top has epaulets affixed to the shoulders.





    The second is a jacket & pants set.  Made in China, this set appears to be a light weight DCU-similar pattern.   Upon closer inspection I noticed brief shadow, as well as cut threads, where Iraqi Commando patches/scroll/wings wee removed.  I have a set of these patched displayed on my office wall (I brought back from Iraq).  

    Should I obtain another set and have them affixed to this jacket, in order to restore it





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    Re: A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

    Post by Bagman6 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:30 pm

    To repatch or not to repatch. That is the question. (Credit to William Shakespeare. Bill to his friends from what I understand.)

    Personally, I wouldn't but certainly wouldn't argue against it if you wanted to.


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    Re: A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

    Post by bryanbg on Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:40 am

    Follow up:


    I got my hands on a set of the appropriate Iraqi patches and had this top redone as it originally was.  It came out nicely.




    Also, here's a weird find.  In the upper right pocket I discovered this blister pack of some sort of pain medication.  Marked from Iraq.  I placed it in a plastic baggie and returned it to the pocket.  I'll do some research on what this drug is, and take appropriate measures if it's something I shouldn't have here (if it's an illegal substance, I might flush the pills away, but keep the blister pack).





























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    Re: A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

    Post by usall on Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:25 am

    nice Wink
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    Re: A pair of Iraqi Uniforms

    Post by Static line on Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:05 pm

    Bryan,

    Dextropropoxyphene is an opioid analog, and a weak pain killer similar to Tramadol. Legally, it is Schedule IV controlled substance (like Tramadol), so you may potentially run afoul of law - although with 1 dose any consequence is unlikely. Paracetamol = Acetaminophen. When combined together, those drugs are marketed as Darvocet and Davron.

    Personally, I'd keep it exactly as it is. It is a pretty unique thing to have in a collection. It always amazes me the things we find as pocket litter.

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