2nd pattern jungle jacket named to Bruce D Adams, it is badged with a mixture of different types of in country and US made insignia. On the left hand breast pocket is a Vietnamese printed Special Commando Unit (SCU) patch that were worn by personnel assigned to MACV SOG.
Bruce Adams served with MACV SOG on RT Kentucky.
Bruce is pictured below during a 1-0 course.
Beautiful direct embroidered rip stop jungle jacket named to Marion F Baker who served 20 years in the US Army. He served two tours in RVN, with one on Spike Team Iowa in '65.
Of note is the full subdued embroidery with a full colour blue edge SF SSI.
2nd pattern jungle jacket named to Blair Buckley, JR, LTC (Ret). Blair served 20 years in the US Army with service in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. The jacket is badged with in country hand stitched insignia and a blue edged SF SSI. Of special note is the beautifully made 2nd award CIB with the blue musket which sits below the senior parachutist wings, a practice not often seen.
2nd pattern Jungle Jacket of SFC Humberto (Daniel) V. Chapa who served with MACVSOG at CCN in 1968 on an unknown team. Daniel was awarded the CIB and VNJW in Oct 1968. The ghosting of the missing foreign wings are Bolivian Ranger Wings. Before his time in RVN, SFC Chapa served with the 8th SFG(A) Special Action Force Latin America, 1st Special Forces, Mobile Training Team Bolivia in 1967.
AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL JCRC (JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER) JUNGLE JACKET NAMED TO A FORMER SERGEANT WHO SERVED WITH JCRC DURING THE WAR. THIS 1968 DATED JUNGLE JACKET IS A SIZE SMALL REGULAR AND FEATURES A COMBINATION OF THEATER MADE AND US MADE INSIGNIA. THE THEATER MADE JCRC POCKET PATCH IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND APPEARS TO BE EITHER OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE OR THAI MANUFACTURE. PRESENT ON THE JACKET AS WELL ARE THEATER MADE TAPES AND A SOUTH KOREAN ARMY AIRBORNE WING. ALSO OF INTEREST IS THE US ARMY DIVER'S QUALIFICATION BADGE ON THE LEFT POCKET FLAP WHICH COULD INDICATE THAT SEARGENT CRUZ AT SOME POINT SERVED WITH THE “OVER WATER LOSS” RECOVERY ELEMENT OF JCRC. THE JACKET SHOWS HONEST USE AND WEAR AND UPON CAREFUL INSPECTION HAS NEVER HAD ANY OTHER INSIGNIA APPLIED TO AND/OR REMOVED FROM IT INCLUDING NO SSI UNDER THE AIRBORNE TAB ON THE LEFT SHOULDER. AN OUTSTANDING JACKET TO A SELDOM SEEN UNIT THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION WITH GREAT CHARACTER AS SHOWN !!!
2nd pattern jungle jacket named to Craig D Davis. It features a mix of full colour insignia with subdued printed nylon name and US Army tapes which are all zigzag stitched on. On the lower pocket is the remnants of some Montagnard decoration. Craig Davis was an Army reservist who volunteered for service in Vietnam and was assigned to SOG. He joined RT Wyoming and remained on that team for the duration of his tour.
3rd pattern rip stop jungle jacket named to CPT Francis B Falligant Jr. All direct embroidered insignia apart from the Japanese made SSI. Of note are the Republic of China basic airborne wings above the name. CPT Falligant served with 46th SF Coy in 1972.
3rd pattern rip stop jungle jacket named to SGM Alan F. Farrell Ret. SGM Farrell served in Vietnam from 1968 through to 1970 with the 5th SFG and MACV SOG.
JCRC badged jungle jacket named to George A Fisher, LTC, USA (Ret) George retired from the US Army after 28 years of service as a Military Intelligence officer with the rank of Lt. Colonel. His tours of duty encompassed South Vietnam, Laos (Project 404), Thailand, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Europe and the Middle East. Among his awards and decorations are The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and numerous awards from allied Nations. George was fluent in the Chinese, French, Burmese and Thai languages.
1st pattern jungle jacket named to Ronald Giovannelli who served with HHC 5th SFG(A) in 1966. He was awarded the CIB on 4th July 1966. Ronald also served as a SGT with 46th SF Co. Det B-4640 from Sept 1967. The jacket is in almost great condition and still retains some light starch. The name tape and US parachutist wings are in county made examples. Also of note is the great in country made airborn arc.
Very well worn 1st pattern jungle jacket named to Jones. The jacket is badged with in country hand sewn name and U.S Army tapes and a hand sewn set of LLDB wings. the US basic parachute wings are embroidered on a tan fabric which is faded. I have found no other information on the name but I do a picture of the veteran.
Rip-stop jungle jacket named to John Kelsey. This jacket has the distinctive orange panels associated with the Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC), John is listed as serving in element B in 1975 but the embroidery is for element A. There is no insignia on the jacket, apart from the in country made US Army tape embroidered on rip-stop material and his name written inside in ink. John Kelsey is in the back row, 4th from the right in the picture below.
4th pattern rip stop jungle jacket named to Donald "Bucky" Ramsey. It is badged with a mixture of different in country and US made insignia. Donald Ramsey served with Command and Control Central on RT Kentucky and RT Delaware. Donald was awarded the CIB and VNJW on 21 Aug 1970.
Of note is the shell burst CCC patch sewn to the jacket
Direct embroidered 3rd model rip-stop jungle jacket named to two tour veteran Cpt Anthony Salandro, some of the embroidery has been repaired post war as the captains bars where unpicked due to a promotion.
Cpt Salandro's first tour was as an enlisted man with 7th Special forces group in 1963 where he was awarded the CIB. His second tour was in 1971 with MACV SOG at Camp Long Thanh B-53 which was re-designated TCAE (TRAINING CENTER ADVISORY ELEMENT)
The shirt came with a rigger made knife case that one of the RT Washington indigenous members made and presented him during HALO school at Camp Long Thanh while he was training for the 5th HALO mission. The MC-1 Survival/Parachute Knife is for reference.
type 3 jungle jacket with beautiful direct embroidered insignia named to James E. Wilde. Jim served in numerous positions during his time in Special Forces including Detachment A in Berlin, various A team camps and S-4 at FOB-3 (CCN). Jim Wilde features in the recent book about Det A in Berlin.