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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:14   #6
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
Yes cooney, absolutely right, reaction to seeing Heartbreak Ridge! Thanks for the warm feedback guys, appreciated.

Just for you Shifty-C, a work in progress:

Siege of Khe San, USMC:

Pretty much there, I have to drop the rank chevrons (Marines showed no rank in Nam, Army only) and I have managed to grab some old M14 pouches. WIll have the complete look soon now I have all the Correct kit!

Kit list (short range patrol config):

M1 Steel pot (with NO scrim band, they werent issued to Marines )
My pride and joy: XL M1951 flakjacket, fits like a glove!
M44 steel loop canteen pouches (with plastic canteens but a lot of Marines had the M10 metal ones also)
claymore bag plus 2 x M16 mags bandolier.
"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell."

General William Tecumseh Sherman

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