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5 years 29 weeks ago, 2:17 PM

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Whats you take on people wearing BDU/ACUs as fashion? It irritates me to no end! I dont mean the hunting camo like realtree or mossy oak. To me they are dimishing what the uniform means, now I am not talking about those who are vets but more towards the kids that wear these cloths and get dog tags made etc. but then say the would never serve cause the hate the military, am I outline thinking this?

5 years 29 weeks ago, 2:40 PM

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I don't have a problem

with some kid wearing camo pants or what ever, but a full blown BDU? Most certainly not, they have no business in them and yes I feel it does diminish the uniform. I have a BDU but I sure as hell don't wear it as fashion, it is reserved for a SHTF situation where I need to sneak around out in the west desert.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 3:13 PM

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Far as im concerned they can wear the uniform cloths and its not a problem (least not to me) but when i see unit, rank, medals .. NOPE! thats another issue..

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 3:40 PM

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I removed an

Ike jacket from a guy once,after finding out he hadn't served,and he rather mockingly asked me what concern was it of mine anyway,i dunno,guess we just didn't click.I'm sure it was me,and i'm sure i would do it again.My Dad wore an Ike jacket with a 101st patch on it.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 29 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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luckybychoice wrote:
Ike jacket from a guy once,after finding out he hadn't served,and he rather mockingly asked me what concern was it of mine anyway,i dunno,guess we just didn't click.I'm sure it was me,and i'm sure i would do it again.My Dad wore an Ike jacket with a 101st patch on it.

You 'removed' it Hockey style and kicked the shit out of him.........I don't buy the 'didn't click' bullshit for a minute (but I am a hard sell), just don't sound right.....LOL!

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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The dog tag thing

My son wears one of mine I gave to him and explained what it stands for, he prizes that and goes ape shit if for some reason he cant find it to the point hes almost in tears. He looked at me with a look that told me he understood what it meant, that I dont have an issue with, but for a while there were make your own dog tags kiosks in our mall and kid would put stupid shit on them and the leave them lying around.

5 years 29 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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TOO ME

its like the ROSARY { to me }not to wear to show off!!!! If your in a show or a little kid playing GI JOE like most of us did it's kool...

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 6:10 PM

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Field Jacket

My Brother-in-Law gave me an Air Force field Jacket (no patches) I loved that Jacket!!! Had big deep side pockets. I wore it every time I hunted. The insides of the big pockets would wareout from carring ammo, (16ga. shot gun shells) so I would sew up the holes. Took years to finley ware out that jacket. I need another!!! I was always tought to take off all patches, ranks,Ect, Ect.
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5 years 29 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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its a free country, matter of fact ill wear whatever i want, might as well before they enforce sharia law on me.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:01 PM

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My thoughts

I used to wear my dad's Air Force stuff as a teenager..........I saw it as a sign of respect. My wife told me the other day that she had read in Cosmo that it was a new fashion trend! I really see no problem with it as long as you're not some Libtard trying to make a fashion statement, or a somone posing!

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

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Didn't earn em, don't deserve em, don't wear em!!!

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:24 PM

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ACUs/BDUs

I got some mil surp jackets. They are better than Carhart if you ask me. What is a BDU or ACU? I don't want LBC or one of his southern counterparts bitch slapping me fer IDK what!

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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Here you go Vaq

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:28 PM

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Hello Vaq

I agree, an old field jacket without a liner is great, throw a liner in there & it's toasty time. Just no patches ribbons, medals.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:34 PM

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Larry

Nope, no patches or nothing.
Just a good jacket.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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Yep

I agree with ya Vaq, I like mine better than my Carharts, that is until it's bad enough I need my bib's
along with the jacket. LOL Don't think I will have to worry about that out here???

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:52 PM

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Walk time again

Later

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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ACU,BDU defined....

ACU is Army Combat Uniform and BDU is Battle Dress Uniform, basically the same thing, I am not prepared to get into the 'finite' differences tonight, so that will have to suffice....lol

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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i don't give a

fuck what people wear,that wasn't the point of my story,just show some respect,escpecially if i ask ya.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 29 weeks ago, 8:24 PM

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This time of year I get like this, I guess as long as patches and such are gone it should not be such an issue with me that for the insight everyone.
In Edit: My 6yo just told me thanks for fighting for our freedom Dad, I said thank you and want to pass that along to my fellow brothers in arm (Even Coasties Hamp LOL)!

5 years 29 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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I feel the same way to a certain extent, dressing in a BDU is one thing, but 'pretending' and dressing yourself up in 'tags', unit patches and rank is BULLSHIT!.......After my Dad died, I adopted his First Air Cavalry patch from Nam but not his rank, I did not achieve it! I was Coast Guard...
It can bee seen here: http://www.gunslot.com/pictures/first-cav

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 1:39 AM

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I don't think it diminishes or disrespects anything or anyone at all when civilians wear uniform items. As an MP, I deal with servicemembers on occasion that don't deserve to wear the uniform either. To me, the uniform is just an outward show of organization. Warriors don't need uniforms to set themselves apart. They can be identified by their bearing and conduct. That's just my opinion.

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