Modern Forces US Trip 2008:Uniform Shots
A visit with honoury member Paul W Miraldi
A General view of Paul's war-room...it's quite a sight!!!
I was lucky enough to find myself in California recently and I took the chance to visit our honorary member Paul W Israeli. He showed me round his war-room featuring some amazing original SOG items. It has inspired me to get my own mannequin. This is the first of two pages, this one concentrating on figures and the next on gear and detail shots.
Thanks for the hospitality Paul!!!
This uniform belonged to CCC Hatchet Force vet SFC Grant Bollenbach, including the badged OD 107s, embroidered neck scarf and post 1971 black cap.
t Special Forces T61-3 Hot Weather Special warfare set
SFC Grant Bollenbach;s uniform with a CCC beercan insignia, slogan button and SCU patch
Another view of SFC Grant Bollenbach;s uniform with a CCC beercan insignia, slogan button and SCU patch, note the silky texture of the neck scarf
Another view of SFC Grant Bollenbach;s uniform showing his badged t-shirt and WAR medallion
Another view of SFC Grant Bollenbach;s uniform showing his death from above neck scarf
A hand-painted note book belonging to a Major David J Bungay and showing a CCS shellburst
First pattern M79 grenade vest with Montagnard bow and arrows
Early badged Poplin OD Jungle Fatigues
A shot of a mannequin wearing a genuine SOG One-Zero vest and dyed black fatigues
SOG One-Zero wearing a black boonie and scarf, with modified Jungle Fatigues
The same SOG One-Zero with close up detail of the webbing and scarf, also note the vintage Coke can.
A slightly obscured view of a genuine SOG One-Zero Jacket
Another view of the rare Special Forces T61-3 Hot Weather Special warfare set
A view showing a CISO manufactured NVA uniform on the closest model, also wearing an NVA pith helmet, rare Bushnell Binoculars, A/PRR 9 and AN/PRT 4 radios.
Sideview of a SOG One-Zero Vest (made from truck canvas in-country) as well as a reproduction of the jacket worn by John Styrker "Tilt" Meyer. This jacket was made for Tilt to wear at a US show.
Interesting close up shot of a modified jungle jacket, with sleeve pockets and a tab that joins the pockets to the epaulette. This can be used to dummy cord items stored in the sleeve pocket.
A figure wearing Tiger Stripe and M56 web gear, with a USMC Kabar attached to the harness, note the canvas M56 belt with Davies fastener.
Tiger Stripe and BAR belt, a classic Special Forces combination