Help support TMP

"Vietnam M56 Pouch Question" Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Vietnam War Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

Orisek's Tank Trap

A walk down memory lane - do you remember the Tank Trap?

Featured Profile Article

Herod's Gate

Part II of the Gates of Old Jerusalem.

Current Poll

294 hits since 27 Jun 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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.


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.

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.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.