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DickyD

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USN headgear 1960's
« on: May 23, 2008, 09:31:39 PM »

Can someone tell me what colour tin hats the USN sailors wore in the 1960's down Vietnam way. :-\ On gunboats.( PGM's ).
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 03:31:04 PM »

Surely someone must know, what about an American member ?
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 11:03:24 AM »

Look here, should find something

http://www.rivervet.com/
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 02:16:10 AM »

USN here what do you mean by a tin hat? and what kind of ship?By gunboat do you mean a riverine swiftboat? I might be able to help if you give me more details
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 07:31:39 PM »

Can someone tell me what colour tin hats the USN sailors wore in the 1960's down Vietnam way. :-\ On gunboats.( PGM's ).

I served in USS BAINBRIDGE (DLGN-25) from 1966-70, and our M1 helmets were painted Haze Gray. The only time these were worn was at General Quarters. At all other times while underway, blue baseball caps were worn topside. When tied up pierside, topside attire was a mix of ball caps and white hats.
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 04:55:45 PM »

I believe they were green
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Re: USN headgear 1960's
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 06:37:33 PM »

Thankyou.  :-))
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