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3 years 43 weeks ago, 12:59 PM

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so hypotheticaly if a person was to come into possesion of what they think are some medals that would belong to an iraqi soldier,and some money with sadams face on it,would it be legal?could this be called a war trophy even if it isnt in posesion of a person who is or was a soldier?anyone have any info on this subject?was thinking of geting some trinkets like this to add to my keepsake collection of my brothers tours overseas to give to his son later in life.thanks gunslot.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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personally I wouldn't worry about it. I've got Iraqi money that a few different contractor friends gave me for my Daughters collection...

She has coin from all over the world that friends of mine bring back for her.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

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awesome isd,thanks for the input.ill try to get some pics of the medals(if i get them) ;)

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 3:25 PM

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I still have

South Vietnamese money,who wants it?

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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My daughter , hehe

Is it the script? or actual SVN currency?

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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actual currency

i'll send it to you/her

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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Keep it

It's is the person that has it but you can sell it to pawn stars TV show hehehehe

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:39 PM

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jay sedler wrote:
so hypotheticaly if a person was to come into possesion of what they think are some medals that would belong to an iraqi soldier,and some money with sadams face on it,would it be legal?could this be called a war trophy even if it isnt in posesion of a person who is or was a soldier?anyone have any info on this subject?was thinking of geting some trinkets like this to add to my keepsake collection of my brothers tours overseas to give to his son later in life.thanks gunslot.

Jay, I think it depends on person, everybody is different. Men in my family have been in all the wars. Uncle gives me the knife from German -ss- boot that slit his throat with' the germans throat that is. It was not a trophy to him, more like a reminder of what a one armed paper hanger can do with his mouth, and how many pay the price for his ideals, and outlooks. My dad was 64 years old and punched a Jap in burger king, about the same age. I aked what did you do that for dad? He said that son-of-bitch was telling his Jap friend that he still has a set of lampshades made from american POW's, and laughed about it. Trophies, or reminders, or keepsakes, or money makers down the road, or what. I asked my brother in law about Iraq and if he wants bring me back something. He knows I collect knives and stuff. So he brings me back a knife from an officer of Iraqs finest strapped to his thigh, and cards and a candleobra from the palace. I did not expect anything. Now I have them, what the hell do I do with a candleabra from his palace. The knife is cool and just reminds me of how many men of ours did he torture with it. So I cannot look at it. I still have the first knife I took off a gook and slit his throat with it and many more, and used it during the pig hunt, because that reminds me to never forget how foul people can be, and become complacent about it. I think it is individual memories or reminders or maybe a prise, untill you actually kill the enemy, another man in war, it will always be different than the brother or friend that gets carried away about bring me back something. Just my opinion only, please. JLC

3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

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jay- one more thing, If a superior lets you bring home something from an encounter at war, It is usually legal or bravdo, I think the law changes with just about every war. WW2 you could literally ship home a jeep if you were connected, and bring home or send a luger threw the mail. You were searched upon leaving Nam, and mail was x-rayed or read already too. JLC

3 years 43 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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General Order 1B

General Order No. 1B, issued by U.S. Central Command on March 13, 2006, spells out the rules for service members in the Middle East. The order prohibits: “Taking or retaining of public or private property of an enemy or former enemy. ... Individual war souvenirs may only be acquired if specifically authorized by USCENTCOM. Absent such express authorization, no weapon, munitions or military article of equipment obtained or acquired by any means other than official issue may be retained for personal use or shipped out of the USCENTCOM [area of operations] for personal retention.”

So the money is cool, the medals are technically a No-Go (but most commands will allow) and little tabaso bottles of sand are ILLEGAL. That is because of customs, not military. No importation of rocks or soil.

Any military material, even if avalible for purchase here in US is prohibited. But I feel the intention of this was to prevent bringing weapons back.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Hehehe

yeah and oh, Trust Funds made up of Gold, Diamonds and various other valuable items small enough to hide. Then again the Golden Triangle was a non-issue for the Air Freight MOS durring Vietnam, Korea, WWII and so on. naaa, nothing illicit on any home bound planes..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:46 AM

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I'm calling BS

shits traded like baseball cards,WW2,Vietnam,Iraq,nuff said.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 8:58 AM

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ED made a bundle, he was to go to guy. Got an extremely lucky draw of cards and was assigned to be a Generals driver. He was an MP doing security and personal protection, picked this General up and found out they where from the same area of up state New York. After that he got assigned to the flights into and out of Germany and England for a while. He has all kinds of stuff lol.

There were never supposed to have or ship Liquor on Military Transports or Freight flights. Yeah, right, He's told me that with a bottle, carton of Cig's and or Chocolate you could have anything from Cars to Women... lol

The one thing he does have that I would love to inherit is a Rand (property of) 1911, just because of it's history and the fact that if is well cared for weapon.

Also, I wonder if they have any idea how many full auto AK's, M14's and other various bang makers are out there that the government has no clue of? They all did not have papers on them when coming home thats for sure.

Heck how many magazine sold Thompson SMG's among others are still floating around that they have no clue about?

If you're in the service, buy the beer when the Air Freight boys are in the Bar. You'll make the right connection... hehehe

Hell, I've held a Chicom grenade and a PPS Subgun... oops, mean I'd like to of held.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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