View Full Version : Can you tell when picture was taken ??
05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Can you guess about what year this picture was taken. Don't forget, Marines used old gear for quite a while. After a number of replys I will supply the answer. Sorry for the quality of the picture. Semper Fi, Joe
05-04-2009, 08:42 PM
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05-04-2009, 11:23 PM
but the leather sling throwing me--we have new util after herringbone-black Marines - no metal cheverons-
05-04-2009, 11:44 PM
Litt'le Lee, those are very good observations and should put you right in the ball park. I was sure the leather sling would throw some off, ignore it. But we did have the metal cheverons by 1959.
05-05-2009, 08:26 AM
Looks like between the hours of 11am and 1pm as well. :)
05-05-2009, 08:43 AM
Were Marines wearing HBTs that late?
05-05-2009, 09:06 AM
Those are the later version HBT's, with the V pocket flaps, we wore those in the early 60's until the BDU's came out.
I would guess that pic to be somewhere in the late 50's to the mid 60's.
05-05-2009, 11:18 PM
Members of Hotel Company, 3rd. Bn, 8th Marines on training exercise in Vieques P.R. from March to May of 1957.(TRAEX 1-57) Most of the 782 gear, packs, helmets, entrenching tools shelter halfs and such were WW2 issue.
05-06-2009, 08:12 AM
They enjoyed my birthday, the one when I was born, in P.R.
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