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Scarce Original US Navy Vietnam Navsuppact Det An Thoi BEER CAN Painted Insignia Pocket Hanger Vietnamese Made. Locally made item, which has been worn with age and service wear.
Original Colt manufactured 20 round magazines for the AR15, M16, M4 and other derivatives/clones.
An original Colt M16 / AR15 30 round magazine fully marked example in good condition.
A Vietnam era leather shoulder holster with service wear, maker marked Hunter Corp. Leather is supple and in good condition.
Please note the Colt 45 is not included.
An un-known Vietnam era locally made USMC patch.
Removed from uniform and with age and wear.
Measures 4" x 3 1/4"
A Vietnam era USMC HMM-363 Squadron patch. Fully embroidered (I think made in Japan/Vietnam)
Large size at 5 1/2" x 4 7/8"
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 the "Lucky Red Lions", was activated on June 2, 1952, at Marine Corps Air Station Santa Ana, California and was designated the Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 363 (HMR-363). It was activated as a result of the demands of the Korean War. In 1953, the unit flew the Sikorsky HRS-1 and during this period took part in Operation Desert Rock, the first atomic test to use ground troops. Soon thereafter, the squadron became the first West Coast helicopter unit to receive the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter. In December 1964, a disastrous flood struck Northern California, and on Christmas Eve, HMM-363 deployed aboard the USS Bennington and rushed northward to the disaster area. Also served in Vietnam deployed in 1965.
This is a Named Bronze Star medal grouping to a Chief Warrant Officer of the 1st Aviation Brigade.
Consisting of the following items:-
1. Named Bronze Star medal with V, lapel badge. medal ribbon and WO used collar rank.
2. Official Bronze Star medal certificate dated June 1969.
3. Original Bronze Star Citation.
4. Photo of two persons in front of helicopter.
5. Medical cloth patch together with 377 Dustoff badge and a T/F Warrior tape.
I have no further information on this group.
Here we have a Purple Heart engraved and named to PFC James Arvil Green who served with C company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
Private First Class Green was a rifleman with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On June 18, 1970, he was on a protective reaction mission near Sre Khtum, Mondol Kiri Province, Cambodia. He came under heavy fire and was killed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Memorial headstone is located at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
A 121st Aviation Company Soc Trang "Tigers" 121st Assault Helicopter grouping consisting of the following items:-
1. Camilus survival knife, blade marked SoC Trang Tigers the scabbard has a Tigers motif added to the tip.
2. 121st Aviation patch embroidered with senior pilot wings.
3. Lighter with pilot wing and Tiger emblem made in Thailand, zippo style.
4. Photograph of a 121st Helicopter used for parts.
During the years the 121st Aviation Company served at Soc Trang (1962 to 1970) there were many accounts of dedication, skill and heroism. Many awards, both unit and individual, were given by a grateful nation in recognition of the contributions of this outstanding unit and the men who served her. Finally, in October 1970 the 121st Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) stopped reporting operationally to the 13th CAB. They started receiving missions from the local Vietnamese National Air Force (VNAF) Wing. Their primary mission was to train Vietnamese officers and enlisted men in the details of the transport side of the 121st AHC’s mission (gunships were not transferred to the VNAF). In December 1970, with the transfer complete, the 121st AHC ceased operations. See 121st Aviation website for more information and unit details.
An ERDL Boonie in worn condition with service wear and tear. Silk Vietnam Marines patch on the left with US Marines tape to the front. Probably an advisor.
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