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#1 Normal1959

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 11:46 AM

He is getting older so he is giving me his stuff. Too much to mention but here is a few. He was presented these in 1966, on one of his tours of duty. Chicom 53, NVA flag and NVA pajamas that look new. No tags or dates on them. I'm always curious.

Eric

 

Forgot to mention, he left the AK there but we have many pictures of him with it. He was told not to bring it home since it was full auto.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

What unit was your Dad with?


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:55 PM

What unit was your Dad with?

 

I will ask him tomorrow. I know he was Infantry the first time and switched to M.I. to get a job in Saigon the 2nd. time.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 05:03 AM

Always neat to see bring home stuff from any war. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 12:05 PM

Translation of brass plate on R. side of stock   "God of the village major SCHEPPS"     " Lt. Colonel again   Regiment Leader 2/1"   " VN day 6-4-1966"

 

 

 

Way cool!

 

We thank him for his service.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 12:16 PM

Thanks guys. Here is his exact reply to me. I don't know too much about these things.

Eric

 

"I was a senior battalion advisor of the 2nd ARVN Bn 1st ARVN Regt.  After 4 months I got promoted to Major and became the senior regimental advisor.  I was not  with a US unit my first tour.  We were the northernmost Vietnamese units in Vietnam."


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:19 PM

Probably the best made Viet Minh flag I've ever seen. Most are reallly crude.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:30 PM

Probably the best made Viet Minh flag I've ever seen. Most are reallly crude.

 

The cool thing is guaranteed original based on the provenance. Too many fakes and reproductions out there. I will die with it. 

My Father has been thru hell in his life and it's amazing he is still alive. He is 87 and still plays tennis. Thin as a rail and in great shape.

Eric


 


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:07 AM

Hi Eric:  Thanks for sharing! Your Pop sounds like quite a guy. "God of the village"! Take care of him. BP


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:05 AM

Yes TY great guy. His Father was killed in WW2 and to this day if i try to ask any questions or bring it up he starts to cry. He just can't talk about it. I do have a 1911 from 1918 that has been passed down in the family. It has a WW2 hammer that i am changing to the correct one. My Grandfather, Father, Uncle, Brother and great Uncle are all West Pointers. 

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

Normal1959,

 

Thank you for your family's service, and thank you for posting these photos.

 

I have been thinking about making a post about some items from my father's service in Vietnam.  I found a Stars and Stripes newspaper map of the conflict area the other day that he had saved.  I have many photos, but most are of the Convalescent Center where he worked as a doctor on the beach at Cam Ranh Bay, treating soldiers with minor wounds who would eventually return to combat.

 

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:32 PM

Normal1959,

 

Thank you for your family's service, and thank you for posting these photos.

 

I have been thinking about making a post about some items from my father's service in Vietnam.  I found a Stars and Stripes newspaper map of the conflict area the other day that he had saved.  I have many photos, but most are of the Convalescent Center where he worked as a doctor on the beach at Cam Ranh Bay, treating soldiers with minor wounds who would eventually return to combat.

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

 

Thank you!

God bless our veterans. Many of the kids nowadays have no idea what the hell they went, and go through. I study and collect history so I have an idea but have never been there.

Aside from fighting and dying, they are at the very least, away from loved ones.

I think a forum to honor any of them is a great idea. I would visit new posts every day.

Eric


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

This is a framed photo of my Grandfather and probably dates to the late 30's.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:24 PM

This is a framed photo of my Grandfather and probably dates to the late 30's.
Eric


Thats great Eric. Is that West Point?

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:14 PM

This is a framed photo of my Grandfather and probably dates to the late 30's.
Eric


Thats great Eric. Is that West Point?

Ron

Hi Ron, yes that is. 

Eric


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 03:05 PM

Great picture and great that he was a Cadet.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

Just found out. That picture of my Grandfather was 1928.   He was class of 1928. He was killed in WW2. I thought it was more recent. My great Uncle was class of 1924. He's the one who gave my Father the 1911 pistol that dates to 1918. My Father was class of 1955.

My bother was class of 1980 and i think that was the first class that allowed Women. My Uncle was class of 1959. He graduated 2nd to the last in his class. He enjoys that distinction and says at least he wasn't last.

Eric


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:46 PM

Hey Eric!

My Dad is a grad too from ‘59... did three tours in Vietnam.

What is your Uncle’s name? Dad was in Company F-1 (Fun One!)

Small World and 3 degrees of separation and all that...

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:34 AM

Hey Eric!

My Dad is a grad too from ‘59... did three tours in Vietnam.

What is your Uncle’s name? Dad was in Company F-1 (Fun One!)

Small World and 3 degrees of separation and all that...

John

 

Hi John

My Uncle is Winston Schepps and lives in Birmingham Alabama. They call him Winnie.

It is a small world. Tell your Father thanks very much for his service. 3 tours is way above and beyond the call of duty. My Father did 2 tours and wasn't going back to a hole in the ground, so he switched to MI and got a job in Saigon the 2nd. tour.

Eric


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