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by Blue Legs
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 29058

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

That would be great! I'll shoot you a PM with a link to my Facebook.
by Blue Legs
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 29058

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

Wow! That's an impressive collection. Not sure that I'll ever have that much stuff...this is an expensive hobby. I do get most of my stuff from eBay. Is any of your stuff reproduction?
by Blue Legs
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Another question just came to mind...as I look through pictures from the war I notice something about most of the grunts pants pockets. Most of the cargo pockets on the sides of the pants seem to be full...as if they were stuffed with something. What was it most guys carried in those pockets?
by Blue Legs
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 29058

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

Man I have to say...y'all's stuff is legit! It certainly looks like you've put a lot of time and effort into what you guys are doing. We certainly hope that our unit can get to where you guys are. If you don't ming me asking, where do you guys find most of your gear and uniforms?
by Blue Legs
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Thanks guys! Love reading the stories you guys have...great feedback too. Like I said, I don't always carry everything in the picture...just put it all in there as a display of what I have. Most of the time I don't use the bayonet, flashlight, or pistol holster. I do have a bandoleer that I use and ...
by Blue Legs
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

We all pretty much use the basic web gear load...buttpack, 2 canteens, 2 ammo pouches, suspenders, and the compass/bandage pouch. After that we customize it I guess you could say...it's up to us. I don't always carry all of that, but I have all of it just in case. What I carry depends on what we're ...
by Blue Legs
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

I figured it would be a fairly light load...which is what I'll usually carry in my pack. As for my entire set of web gear...it's a load, as you can see below. While we do our best to emulate what the 6/31 did in 'Nam, we also give the general look of a solider in Vietnam, which was usually loaded do...
by Blue Legs
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

What kind of "stuff" would you carry with you on patrol? I know some of the stuff that would be carried, but I want to know just about everything. I do not have a ruck...just a M61 field pack that goes on my web gear...not very big. What kind of stuff would I need to carry in it to accurat...
by Blue Legs
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Oh yeah...I'm much more than 140! :lol:
by Blue Legs
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Great pics of the pants! Thanks! I actually found a pair on eBay that I was able to snag for a great price. My size was hard to find...seems like most of you guys were pretty small back then. A large was not easy to find! Ha!
by Blue Legs
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Can someone tell me the dimensions of the Alpha Aces pocket patch? We are wanting to have some recreated for our uniforms.
by Blue Legs
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Again, you have been more than helpful. Thanks!
by Blue Legs
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Frags... I've noticed a mix of M26 and M67 frag grenades in the pics in the photo section. I'm going with M67s for my gear. Do any of you remember exactly how they looked color-wise? All I can really see in the pics is that the frag part was OD green. What color were the spoons? Were they also green...
by Blue Legs
Wed May 21, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Sounds good to me. Thanks! I just want to make sure they pass the test. We don't want to use anything that doesn't accurately represent that time period.
by Blue Legs
Wed May 21, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Yeah...those don't look much alike. What would you say as far as those pants go? Use them, or not?

And they are zipper.
by Blue Legs
Wed May 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

So I'm in the process of putting my uniform together, and I've figured out that a pair of pants for that time period are very difficult to come across, for a reasonable price at least. So for now I'm looking at going with a pair of reproduction pants...something that looks very similar to the origin...
by Blue Legs
Tue May 06, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Thanks a lot guys! I love getting on here and reading all of your posts. I really enjoy reading the stories and and memories you guys have. Whether you're giving us useful info, or you're just reminiscing, all the info is extremely helpful. I have another question for you guys: What was the typical ...
by Blue Legs
Sun May 04, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

btw....have you checked out our photo album for other ideas? Pictures might give you a better insight as to what was worn and how the uniform looked. Yes Ron, I have checked the pictures. There are a lot of great shots and they will serve as a great reference for us. Thanks for your info...it will ...
by Blue Legs
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Yup, lots of my friends from high school either work at Chevron or the ship yard. My parents' house wasn't leveled, but got about 5 feet of water. Was not a fun time.
by Blue Legs
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

No kidding! I'm from Pascagoula. Parents still live there. I go to Mobile all the time when I'm down there.
by Blue Legs
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

I kinda figured it was Alpha Company, but didn't want to assume...we all know what that means.

By the way, where about in Alabama do you live?
by Blue Legs
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Niner Alpha,

What company did you serve in?
by Blue Legs
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

Now that you say it, I actually see several differences in the detail. I looked and can't find any of the original patches. I'm sure they are hard to find and expensive as well. I'm okay with using the bogus ebay patches, as long as you think it's okay with those that served in the unit. Certainly d...
by Blue Legs
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: 6/31 Reenactment/Living History Group Questions

As far as the company patch goes...I see the one you posted has blue trim. All the ones I've found online have red. Do you know anything about this?

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