Purchased in Sydney Australia in 1970, hung in or officers club b- troop- 1st squadron -9th air CAV- 1st CAV division (airmobile) at BEAR CAT and then BIEN HOA. Person that owned this flag was George Nicholas, CW-3 ah1g, cobra attack helicopter, aircraft commander for b 1/9 1st CAV div. ( am) call sign (saber 22) in county from NOV 69 to DEC. 71, letter signed and written by him comes with the flag, he states that the flag has been in his possession since 1970 until i acquired it from him.
Flag was for a group from the Philippines that did humanitarian work with the Vietnamese people in Tay Ninh, there were a contingent of Philippine special forces that provided there security, this is a rare war time flag not often seen
1969 Gerber / named to US navy Chief petty Officer /Morris Ambrose St Clair / knife is engraved with name and service SS number, it matches the military records for him. His service started in 1955 and went to 1975, comes with his complete military service record, and the record of the ship he got his Vietnam service medal serving aboard
Knife has been carried and sharpened but remains in very good condition with no issues with original steel sharpener
Chief Petty Officer St Clair was assigned to the USS Mahan, Destroyer, the history of this ship is on line, the one noted thing about this destroyer is that on its patch it has a area of 13 stars for the 13 tours in did in Vietnam. The ship cruised both off shore and inland waterways during the war
UNIQUE FIND AT A MILITARY STORE ( THE ALAMO ST LOUIS )
Named uniform from an estate sale, not a big deal until someone looked in the pocket of the coat, very rare ranch hand scarf and other items. The uniform was made in Okinawa japan, named to j. D. House. The hat is also named to captain house. Just goes to show that one never knows what they will find if they hunt and search.
In country hand made peace flag, very well made. The flag is signed by over 100 veterans, time it was signed was around 1972-73, all the notes are to two people I assume owned the flag, Pelom and Craig . If you are on the flag or remember anything about this flag or the Craig and Pelom, please contact me so I can update the history of this flag
USMC GROUP, VET WAS IN NAM 1966, ROBERT C. HAGGERTY ( SKIP) AS HE WAS NICKNAMED
The group consist of his Vietnamese made MP brassard , a combat log book , has sweetheart named in it, other marine books and a very cool letter sent to him in Vietnam with hundreds of names signed to offer best wishes and support . The first two signatures on the letter are his mother and father. The real kicker of the group is a real VC made grenade carrier brought back by the vet, very rare item
Obtained from the vet who purchased them in Vietnam Joe Silveria was assigned to battery 26th target acquisition battery (tab) they had one home base and four outpost c2-a4-c4- they targeted the VC near the DMZ , he bought these at the river crossing just north of the main road going to c2, they were Vietnamese villagers selling anything from soda, popsicles of small refrigerators
These are documented with a letter from the vet. These exact pieces were worn all over NAM us troops