VietNam Era Items
I have two of these and they are both still in the original brown paper wrappers and tape. Made by the "Everready First Aid Corp., NY, NY" and the address is pre-zip code, so before 1964. I have no idea what is in them, they weigh almost five pounds each and measure 2 1/2" by 8 1/2" by 13". They are marked as a Type II, Size 2 and are being sold at $65 each.
A nice set to one soldier by the name "Washburn". Jacket is size Medium Long, with name and US Army tapes. The pants are around a 30 inch waist and a 28 inch inseam. They have the cargo pockets with tie downs and the legs have the draw strings at the ankle. The set is not mint, but they are not abused either. Just a great look to them.
Here is a 1967 dated U.S.Army Type LRU-3/P Life raft with a 1972 dated Co2 cannister. It even has the WW2 style reflector paddles. I don't think the raft would ever be able to be used, but when do you see them. It's not a basket case, but it ain't mint either. It is all been re-issued in a 1987 dated Cold Climate Survival Kit Bag. Would make a neat looking display. Postage will be actual cost of shipping.
I've got two long sleeve shirts and two pair of pants. These were to an Air Force veteran who served two tours. The shirts are 15 1/2 X 31, dated 1970 & 1971 and they are $25 each. The pants are size 32 X 29. The 1971 dated pants are $30 and the 1972 pants were never worn or laundered, they are $40.
I didn't know they still had these jackets during Vietnam. Got this straight from the veteran, it is a size 39s (dated 1951) and the pants are 32 X 29, they are all in great shape. I got all of his ribbons, but I put them on the uniform, so they are probably not in the right order. Comes with a belt and his overseas hat.
This is the first one of these I've ever found. It's a gas mask dated both 1962 & 1964, complete with it's cannister filter and wired for microphone hookup within the aircraft. The bag reads "Aircraft Protective Mask" and has all it's straps. The rubber parts are still very supple. Neat VN Era item.
A super grouping of christening material for the USS Savannah (AOR-4) that saw service in the Vietnam War. Included in this grouping are; the actual bottle that was broke over the bow of the ship with its metal casing and presentation box, a presentation piece of wood from #1 Keel Block, a fantastic presentation photo album of 26 color photos to Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley and his wife, who was the Sponsor that broke the bottle on the Savannah. There are two nice photo's of Mrs Shifley breaking the bottle and one of the piece of wood kiel being presented to the Admiral. Vice Admiral Shifley was a 1933 graduate of USN Academy and became a Naval Aviator in 1937. He commanded Bombing Group 8 off the USS Bunker Hill during WW2 and was awarded the Navy Cross. The USS Savannah (AOR-4) was a Fleet Replenishment Oiler and saw service in Vietnam from May 1970 to October of the same year. She supplied the fleet off the Vietnam coast and made six swings into the Gulf of Tonkin. The USS Savannah was awarded one Battle Star and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Vietnam. She was taken out of service in 1995.