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Vietnam patch for burning S___! Worst job detail in Vietnam!

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Vietnam War59 of 120Missile Nose ConeVietnam era?  stock?  Chinese?  only bought because price $6.99
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Posted 4 years ago


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Hi! When I first arrived I had to do this while waiting to be assigned to a unit. It was a large base Tan Son Nhut, so many 1/2 55 gallon drums to burn. Diesel Truck comes and poors diesel after we pull the drums out of outhouse! stirring the, I wore my gas mask as base was large! Kind of interesting! haha maybe!? Don


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Be honest, Don!
    Is this an original or a $3.98 repo from Army Surplus World?
    Stirred my interest, though!
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    We were lucky because when we did get in a base camp they paid the locals for that detail. We made it and they burned it.
  3. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I had one years ago, given to me by another Vet but lost or can not find, as I have boxes everywhere and may be in pocket of old uniforms, I took this off internet, just wanted to share this experience! haha also thanks fhrjr2 Now I am not sure if one given to me is original? I am sure I have it as I do not throw things away.
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    Toracat, we should be neighbors. My wife accuses me of saving everything and stacking it everywhere.
  5. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Hi I just started looking for it, but my son is coming from UCLA soon and I have much to do, I will find it! I worked in 3 county and 3 state and 2 private Psych. Hosp. They always assigned me th Viet. Vets as I was one also. A patient actually gave to me after talking about war. He came back to hosp. after discharge and gave to me. but now I am wondering if original, now I will study this patch on internet as I have not seen Army Surplus store in wow 30+ years or so! thanks!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Nothing changes-- we did the same thing in Iraq/ Afghanistan.

    But once we established larger base camps, we too paid local labor to come in and do the burning and STIRRING. The locals were eager and even fought over the job due to limited money in the local economy.

  7. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I just did it one day waiting to be assigned to a unit. This was 1967.
  8. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    Funny -- last night I watched the movie "Jarhead" and this wonderful duty was featured so I knew exactly what the badge meant as soon as I saw it -- no sh__!
  9. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I will have to see it! thanks!

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