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ToySoldier8027 Jun 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

I recently acquired a few M56 sets and came across what I believe is wartime art on one of the pouches. Wondering if anyone has an opinion as to what this might be/mean. I do not think it's a Vietnamese word, but it could be. Maybe some guys girl? Anyway, any assessment from any of you is greatly appreciated.

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Ferd4523127 Jun 2020 4:11 p.m. PST

Just a WAG; but the drawing under Von could be an attempt to replicate the patch of the 4th "IV" division. Looks remarkably unstained. H

Legion 428 Jun 2020 6:29 a.m. PST

Yes we were still issued those in late '70s when I was a cadet.
And yes that looks like a US Army 4th ID patch. Which is still an active duty unit.
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Pyrate Captain01 Jul 2020 3:51 p.m. PST

I have several sets of M-56 load bearing equipment and I don't think I've ever seen personal markings before. But in Vietnam, doodling on helmet covers, etc. was nearly an art form.

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