Vietnam Artifacts

 
 

C-Rations and P-38

A look at Army C-Rations and the very functional P-38 can opener.

C-Ration Cookbook

Provided courtesy of John D. Dennison (1st Cav) and the McIlhenny Company
(makers of Tabasco sauce)

Malaria Pills

Who can forget these?

Mess Kit

This original Vietnam Mess kit was personalized by Rex Hon and given to some members of the 1/83rd. This is the one he gave to Bill Taggart.
Special Pin Walt Noechel (69-70) sent along info on an item that you all will want to add to your collection of military pins and patches. I know that many of you will want to have this pin.

Click here to order.

Short-Timers Stick

Many short-timers in 1967 acquired this version of a short-timers stick from the Vietnamese locals.
(Courtesy of Bill Taggart)

A Pocket Guide to Vietnam

This booklet was issued during the Vietnam War to familiarize soldiers and sailors arriving in country about the history of the country as well as its customs, people, etc.

(Courtesy of the Virtual Museum of the Vietnam War Website)

A Pocket Guide to Vietnam (Australian Version)

This booklet was issued during the Vietnam War to familiarize soldiers and sailors arriving in country about the history of the country as well as its customs, people, etc.

(Courtesy of the VietnamWar.govt.nz Website)

Vietnamese Currency

and more

Vietnamese Currency

500 Dong Note
(circa 1966-67).
(Courtesy of Rex Hon)

20, 50, 100 Dong Notes
(circa 1966-67).
(Courtesy of Winfred Langley)

Welcome to Vietnam

The first week in Vietnam, this handout was provided.
(Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Zippo Lighters
and
More on the Zippo - part 1

and
More on the Zippo - part 2

A brief history of Zippo Lighters.
(Part 2 link courtesy of Dan Sandoval)

 

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