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Old 01-11-2024, 05:36 AM
 
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I’ve been out of the Mavy since 1998. Moved around a lot before finally setting down. Got rid of most of my uniform issue items. Still have one Dixie cup hat, ship’s ball caps, and one set of boot camp issue leather gloves. I wouldn’t be able to fit into any of my shirts, pants, and jackets. Still have my cruise jackets tough I can’t wear them. They’re a souvenir reminder of some of the places I’ve visited. Wish I could find jackets like the 90s Navy trench coat and Eisenhower jackets. I liked the removable liner which made them a comfortable light jacket in warmer months when liner removed. I know they do make civilian jackets with removable liners but I never see them in our local stores and I’d hate to order them online and have to send them back if they don’t fit. Do still have my medals and ribbons in a box somewhere.
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Old 01-11-2024, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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I've been out of the army since 1994. I still have the one set of desert camo BDUs (chocolate chip) and boonie hat that they issued us so we looked good when returned from Desert Strom. I have my dress green uniform (with all ribbons, badges, etc), complete with short and long sleeve shirts, "C-cap", black trench coat with liner, dress gloves, and dress shoes. I have a couple pair of jungle boots that weren't issued, but purchased at Clothing Sales. I might have a complete set or two of woodland camo BDUs, I'm not sure. I kept all of my clothing for a while before finally getting rid of it. I thought I kept a couple sets though. I bought a pair of Matterhorn Gore Tex boots in Germany in 1992-ish. I've used them as winter boots ever since. My original issue black leather gloves from basic training are the work gloves that I keep in my toolbox at work. They're 35 years old. I still have the Sleeping Cap that came with my sleeping bag. Now I wish I would've kept all of my clothing that I had when I got out.
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Old 01-11-2024, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Yes I still have some of my stuff. I kept my gortex pants "woodland" camoflage. I have my class A's and a few utility BDUs and desert cammy pants.. Eventually they will all go away though. I doubt I will ever wear my A's again. Oh but my favorite saved item is my fleece jacket. It is light and comfortable.
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Old 01-11-2024, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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The only things I still have is my PT uniform from OSUT (unit t-shirt & hoodie w/ crossed pistols; shorts & sweat pants with unit & crossed pistols).

DH has a set of BDUs, jump boots, ACUs, PTs & his snivel gear and woobie. Dress blues, low qtrs, ribbons, his MP brassard & helmet liner. CC, beret, BDU cap & boonies hat.


I'm sure there are other things that I have forgotten about.
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Old 01-11-2024, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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The only things I still have is my PT uniform from OSUT (unit t-shirt & hoodie w/ crossed pistols; shorts & sweat pants with unit & crossed pistols).

DH has a set of BDUs, jump boots, ACUs, PTs & his snivel gear and woobie. Dress blues, low qtrs, ribbons, his MP brassard & helmet liner. CC, beret, BDU cap & boonies hat.


I'm sure there are other things that I have forgotten about.
thank you and your husband for your service.
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Old 01-11-2024, 08:22 AM
 
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I've been out since 1963 and the only thing I have left is 2 pairs of wool socks. And they are still in good condition.
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Old 01-11-2024, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Well, first of all, as an officer, a lot of it wasn't issued.


But that said, I have my issued Great Coats (Convoy Coat) from my merchant service, at least.
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Old 01-11-2024, 10:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I served out my time in the Marine Corps in 1970. Not much left except a couple of dress blues uniforms stored away for years. Sentimental value maybe as I wore them sometimes when I was an embassy guard for two years in SE Asia. In doors only with air con. Way too hot outside in tropical climates.
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Old 01-11-2024, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Served in the Marines and retired from the Army

Just to make it interesting and be different I've issued myself a Space Force T shirt

Other than that I have a tackle box with ribbons, medals and badges
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Old 01-11-2024, 11:37 AM
 
Location: New England
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I served in the Navy from '74 to '78 during the Ford & Carter administrations (Seabee here) and still have a set of utility greens -including the hat- with my crow (E-4) and they still fit! Somewhere I have the hat block to hold it for a good spray of starch. Our dress blues at the time were the ugly "Bus Driver" blue suits. I burned mine the day I got out. I hated that suit. I saved the "USN" emblem and eagle buttons from the chin strap off the garrison cap.

I had that (M79?) green field jacket until sometime in the early 90's when it finally wore out.
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