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PVT64107 Mar 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Can anyone confirm? I assume that the 24th Mechanized Infantry was in MERDC in the mid 80s.

Crow Bait07 Mar 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

Mid 80s CARC paint was available, with OD Green usually the only color available. So, most vehicles were a solid coat of green.

PVT64108 Mar 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

Thanks Crow!

ScoutJock09 Mar 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

If the vehicles were M60/113 it would have been MERDC. IF M1/M2 then forest green. Just depends on when they modernized.

The brigade's vehicles that went to Exercise Bright Star in '83 were sporting grey desert MERDC, at least the ones that I saw.

Roger Houston13 Jun 2021 5:36 a.m. PST

In the early early 80s, the 24th vehicles were summer tropical MERDC at Ft Stewart .In addition , the tracks and wheeled vehicles of the roundout 48th Brigade were painted the same . As deployments to Bright Star began in 1983, they repainted a BN task force in the grey desert MERDC and expanded the process afterwards as other task forces and brigades got deployment orders to go to Egypt in years following .
In 86-87 as the division retired the M60s, M113s,Old Five tons ,Gamma Goats and Jeeps, the replacements (Abrams, Bradley's , HEMMTs and Humvees etc) came into the division as desert CARC and that was basically what you saw deployed to Saudi in 1990.

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