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Old 4 April 2018, 20:53
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Neat Picture

Found this posted on another forum. Can't read what the scroll says, but thought others might find it interesting.
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Old 4 April 2018, 20:54
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One of the Australian units in Vietnam?
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Old 4 April 2018, 21:09
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From one of the Ranger Companies.
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Old 10 April 2018, 06:23
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From one of the Ranger Companies.
Thanks. The picture's title when downloaded read 'Australian' on my desktop.
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Old 10 April 2018, 18:49
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Thanks. The picture's title when downloaded read 'Australian' on my desktop.
I don't believe the Aussies have a PFC rank.
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Old 11 April 2018, 00:29
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I don't believe the Aussies have a PFC rank.
There PFC in signature is the same as a PVT not like the picture shown.
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Old 11 April 2018, 19:37
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One of the Australian units in Vietnam?
Although the cam "could" be what was issued to Aussie SASR, nothing else about the uniform looks Australian. Rank is not ours. The slouch hat is bashed incorrectly for an Aussie slouch hat too.
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Old 4 April 2018, 22:12
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A former teammate was in K Co. The stories he had...
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Old 9 April 2018, 15:09
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A former teammate was in K Co. The stories he had...

Indeed. I had two CSMs who were in the Companies in RVN. CSM Eddie Lee Roberts was C Co. and CSM Don E. Purdy was in (IIRC) K Co.

Both of them were legends, both seriously wounded multiple times, and both were stone cold killers when they needed to be.

The picture definitely appears to be a member of one of the Ranger Companies in RVN. Probably traded hats with an Aussie
or NZ SAS dude.
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Old 9 April 2018, 14:09
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Looks like one of the Ranger Company Scrolls.
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Old 11 April 2018, 15:14
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Could be a soldier from Indiana National Guard Company D 151st Infantry - I believe they had scrolls that said, "Airborne Ranger"

There's a cool display on this unit at Camp Atturbury and in the Indiana Military Museum
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Old 11 April 2018, 21:13
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I don't think I was very clear in my post. I downloaded the image to zoom it, and the file's name was "Australian.jpg" I didn't name it -- that's just what it had. That's why I asked if he were Australian, but I should have put it as a better question. I very much appreciate the clarification.
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Old 12 April 2018, 04:22
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Vietnam Bush Hat

A little Google Fu turned up this image. The hat and the Scroll look very similar, but the wording on the Scroll in the pic here says Vietnam Ranger Bn though.
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Old 12 April 2018, 05:06
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The Aussies often used their hats for trading and they were different than the US issue boonie hat.

I thought that no mag and the flash hider covered would be the odd part of the pic.
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Old 12 April 2018, 09:20
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The Aussies often used their hats for trading and they were different than the US issue boonie hat.

I thought that no mag and the flash hider covered would be the odd part of the pic.

Agreed on the no mag part but I don't think it was uncommon to wrap the flash hider to keep dirt/mud from getting lodged. In the 80's we had plastic slide on caps made for that purpose, although they were rarely used. If you needed to shoot they just got blown off. Obviously you would know better than me but I recall hearing stories that in RVN they used condoms at times for that purpose.
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Old 12 April 2018, 10:28
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...I recall hearing stories that in RVN they used condoms at times for that purpose.
Very common.
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Old 12 April 2018, 22:01
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In the 80's we had plastic slide on caps made for that purpose, although they were rarely used..
The small CLP bottles that came with cleaning gear were the same size as these caps and with the top part cut off could serve the same purpose. Plus, they were already coated with CLP on the inside.
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Old 12 April 2018, 23:33
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I had a Senior DS in Basic Training (1980) that rotated Combat Patches. Some days wore the 1st Cav Div. Some days wore the i think authorized Airborne Ranger Infantry Company. But I don't remember if a Company was actually on the patch?

Maybe was in the Ranger Company supporting 1st Cav. Canadian guy named Yetman.
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I had a Senior DS in Basic Training (1980) that rotated Combat Patches. Some days wore the 1st Cav Div. Some days wore the i think authorized Airborne Ranger Infantry Company. But I don't remember if a Company was actually on the patch?

Maybe was in the Ranger Company supporting 1st Cav. Canadian guy named Yetman.
ETA: I meant unauthorized Airborne Ranger Infantry Company patch with no Company indicated.

Yetman was the Senior Drills name.
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Old 13 April 2018, 08:52
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I thought of D/151 because in the link I posted above it mentioned they trained with Austrailian SAS. Anyway, they were the only intact National Guard Infantry unit to serve in Viet Nam and at the end of their tour in November 1969 they became D Co. 75th Rangers.
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