VietNam Era Items
I have two of these M1 Garand bayonets. These were sent to the South Korean Army for their surplus M1 rifles supplied after the Korean War. They were cut down to 6 1/4" blades and issued to the ROK Army soldiers in the early 1960's. I have one still in the plastic bag with original tape and cardboard blade protector as issued to ROK troops and another by itself. Both are in excellent condition and have numbers on one side of the cross guard. The one with the issue bag is $50, the other one is $40, or take both for $80.
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.