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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:18 pm

    Just a few of my DCU's I'd thought I'd share!

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    This DCU is made of non ripstop material and dated 1990. The cuffs are narrower as compared to later DCU's. Also, the tan Army tape is sewn over the earlier green nylon Army tape.

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    Close up of the sewn over Army tape.

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    These two I picked up together which shows the promotion of Spc DeJesus to Sgt DeJesus. First DCU had an Army Commendation medal in the pocket. Both have the Combat Medic Patch.

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    Post by Nkomo on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:21 pm

    Some great items you have there.
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:47 am

    I agree with Arch. Those are great DCUs, especially the 82nd AB medic DCUs.
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    Post by Zeked on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm

    Great start to a DCU collection, you just can never have enough! The last two to your medic is a great duo!
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    Post by Doin' the Deid on Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:55 pm

    There is just something about the DCU and DBDU that I really like. Nice collection!
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the comments! I don't focus on one particular unit, but rather try to get a wide variety of the numerous outfits involved with OEF/OIF. I just can't get over the amount of good information that is posted on this forum. Definately wish I would've found it sooner, although if I did, my back pocket would be a lot lighter and closet a lot fuller. Very Happy
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:50 pm

    Arrived in the mail today!

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:51 pm

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:52 pm

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    Post by Nkomo on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:10 pm

    Some more great additions.
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    Post by Zeked on Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:52 am

    I have a soft spot for the 10th and that last one is great!
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:49 pm

    Thanks! On the 10th Mountain DCU, I'm debating if the name tapes are theater made.  The letter's aren't stitched evenly across, and the beginning and end of each letter is slightly larger, almost like an ink blot.  Though it's just a guess and I'm not too famaliar with sew shops and patches.
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    Post by aussie digger on Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:38 pm

    Very nice! I like the nurses DCU, not one you often see. Being so uneven I think there is a chance that the tapes on the 10th mountain may be theater made.

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:54 pm

    Thanks guys! It's the 2nd 10th Mountain DCU i've picked up.  Doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of them out there.
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:57 pm

    Here's a few more I dug out of the collection to post.  This one is my only USMC DCU.  The name tapes are unusual, they're embroidered with an almost golden thread.  The sad thing is I went through multiple piles of DCU's at a surplus store of which this was the only one which had any patches on.  All the others had ghosting of multiple patches having been removed.  When I went to pay, the owner stated he "must've missed this one" as he always removes the patches when he gets DCU's.  Couldn't believe what I was hearing, it was tantamount to heresy.  

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:58 pm

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:01 pm

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:03 pm

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    Post by usall on Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:49 pm

    Nice ! I like Marines DCU with theater made name and branch tapes drunken

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    Post by P-E on Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:58 pm

    Nice collection of DCUs!


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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:55 pm

    And here's one more for tonight, the 173rd ABN BDE.  Got it off eBay and when I looked at the return address on the package noticed it was the same as on the jacket so I emailed the seller and got this response:

    I wore that uniform at the end of my Kandahar, Afghanistan deployment with the 173rd airborne brigade from 2005-2006. As you can see I was a sergeant at the time. During my time in Kandahar I served as a motor sergeant, supervising maintenance for headquarters and headquarters company (HHC), a Military Police (MP) platoon and a long range surveillance (LRS) detachment. At times I would go on missions with LRS as maintenance support.


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    Post by P-E on Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:04 pm

    Very nice 173rd ABN BDE top ! did he also participated to the Northern Iraq jump ? If you have good contacts with him, maybe ask him some pictures of his deployment in Afghanistan. Sometime soldiers agree, sometime they do not...but you'd better ask : "no pain, no gain" ! Wink


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    Post by Zeked on Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:43 pm

    Great 173rd and direct from the owner. Nice score!
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    Post by oefoifcollector on Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:50 am

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    incredible !! i have the same DCU as yours !!!!

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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:30 pm

    That's amazing!!! I really like how your's has the Special Forces tab and Jump Wings. I got mine on eBay about 6-7 months ago. Quite a small world it is.
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:34 pm

    P-E, I don't think he participated in the Iraq jump as I couldn't find his name on the jump manifests. I probably should ask to see if he has any photos of him wearing the jacket in Afghanistan, though I do feel strange asking a complete stranger to send me a photo of him/herself! Like you said, no pain no gain!
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    Post by Trailer Park Mgr on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:33 pm

    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.    

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    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.  

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    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.  

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    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.

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    And my first DCU with a Pathfinder qualification badge!

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