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Here is a scarce APL 30 Vietnam patch, locally hand machine made patch in applique construction.
A large patch measuring 5" tall by 4 13/16" wide
Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL-30) is a Navy barge that has no engines. Although APL-30 has no means of self-propulsion, she does have two boilers for steam and hot water, and evaporators for making over 24,000 gallons of drinking water daily. She has two generators for electricity and air condition. In addition, the barracks barge has a minor surgery ward and sick bay for patients.
APL-30 went to work for the Navy’s Task Force 117, as a hotel for boat crews and Army infantry soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division (Riverine Infantry) of the Mobile Riverine Force.
Here we have a locally made in Vietnam hand machined patch in applique construction and in very good condition. With printed paper back. Scarce original example.
The U.S. Navy performed a wide array of missions in the Vietnam War. In the air, it was a key partner with the U.S. Air Force during the Rolling Thunder and Linebacker air campaigns against North Vietnam, and in other air operations in Laos and Cambodia. On the coast, it developed a highly effective blockade to prevent the resupply of enemy forces by sea, engaged in naval gunfire support missions against enemy targets in the littoral areas of Vietnam, and provided amphibious transport for Marines operating in I Corps. On the rivers, it stood up several task forces designed to protect commercial traffic, assist allied ground forces in pacifying these areas, and interdict enemy troops and supplies moving on these inland waterways. The U.S. Navy also supported the war effort with a massive sea and riverine logistics operation, built and managed shore facilities throughout South Vietnam, and provided extensive medical support for the allied military operation
A Vietnam era U.S.Army Compass and Belt Pouch in good condition with some service wear. Dated 30 jUne 1971.
A rare Vietnam made by a Saigon tailor on To Do Street. A well made garment in ERDL cammo. Some light fading.
Big Size XL
A good Jungle Jacket dated 1968, badged with 10th Psy Ops silk pocket patch, an ARVN Major rank, U.S, Major and Medical branch of service to the collars anf a Military Assistance Command patch in subdued.
Name tapes have been removed.
An American ERDL Rip Stop jacket and trousers set. Four pocket jacket, badged and named in good condition. Jacket dated 1969 size is medium regular 37" to 41"
The trousers are a later issue 1977 waist maximum is 31" to 35" again in good condition.
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A large grouping to a Vietnam Warrant Officer, an Attack Helicopter and fixed wing pilot who was a two tour vet that served in Vietnam with 118 AHC in 66-68, 138 AVN in 69-70, 144 AVN in 70-71.
The grouping consists of the following items:-
1. A set of Class A (Greens) uniform, fully badged jacket, dated 1971 with 101st patch, medal ribbons, aviator pilot wings and name tag. In a regular size 42. Some wear to the left collar. Trousers in a size short 37 x 32 dated 1967.
2. Dress Blues uniform, jacket badged with Warrant Officer shoulder boards and U.S. and warrant insignia to the lapels.in a size 42. Trousers size 36.
3. Set of OG107 utilities shirt in a size 15 1/2" x 33. Badged with a period Vietnam locally made 118th Helicopter Assault Company patch. Cloth fight wings, warrant officer rank, name and U.S. army tapes, two buttons missing, with a pair of OG107 trousers in good condition.
4. Set of OG 107 Utilities. The shirt has direct in country embroidered name, U.S.Army, aviator wings and rank insignia on the collars. Pocket hanger to the 146th Aviation Company again hand embroidered in country large size at 4 1/4" encased in plastic. Sleeve patches are 1st Aviation Brigade and Aviation school. Size at 15 1/2" With a pair of trousers in good condition.
5. A Vietnam light weight party shirt embroidered Birdwatcher 3 for the 118th AHC. Two buttons missing.
6. Used Gentex APH-5 Flight Helmet, large size, single Visor by GENTEX, Vietnam era with carry bowling bag dated 1966 all zips working. Wired with boom mic and ear phones in a large size. Comes with spare inner pads and has been re-painted.
7. Bundle of orders, awards and miscellaneous paperwork relating to the pilot.
8. One named dog tag, certificate of service (laminated), service record for early military service (laminated) and photo of a BBQ in Vietnam together with a portrait view.
9. Vietnam phrase book dated July 1962, Helicopter crew checklist for OH-58A dated July 1971.
10. Award plaque presented to CW3 Bennett for service Mar 73 - May 75.
11. Bag cloth insignia various rank, MACV, Pilot, name tape, 1st Aviation, 56th Aviation co, 101st Airborne, Life support sea survival and a PACAF Parasail qualified patch.
A well worn Zippo lighter, engraved with 35th Infantry crest to the front and veterans comment to the back. In used condition with a not very good repair and solder spot on one edge. Zippo marks for the date 1967. Would make a display piece and not for use.
In August 1965, elements of the 35th Infantry started their rotation into the Vietnam War, arriving in South Vietnam. The 1st and 2d battalions, along with the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, and the 2d Battalion, 9th Artillery provided the core combat units of the 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and were deployed to the Central Highlands at Pleiku. Final units arrived by Christmas 1965. The battalions of the 35th Infantry were heavily engaged from January 1966 until 1972 throughout the I Corps and II Corps areas of operations (the Central Highlands and central coastal areas of Vietnam). In August 1967, operational control of the two battalions of the 35th Infantry and all of the other parts of the 3d Brigade were transferred from the 25th Infantry Division to the 4th Infantry Division (which had deployed to the Central Highlands in late 1966).
Locally made un-official 1st Infantry Division patch. Cut out from uniform, retains OG ripstop material in the back. Hand machine made in the applique style.
An original Coastal Squadron One Swift Boat pocket badge. Made in country. The enamel has service wear to the front(see image)
Coast Guard Squadron One, also known in official message traffic as COGARDRON ONE or RONONE, was a combat unit formed by the United States Coast Guard in 1965 for service during the Vietnam War. Placed under the operational control of the United States Navy, it was assigned duties in Operation Market Time. Its formation marked the first time since World War II that Coast Guard personnel were used extensively in a combat environment. Swift boats continued to operate along the Vietnamese coastal areas, but their primary area of operations soon centered upon the Mekong Delta area in the southern tip of Vietnam
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