Original Iraq Army Uniform and Equipment Grouping - U.S. Veteran Bringback

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Group Available. Ever since the beginning of time, when two or more countries were at war, soldiers would acquire items worn by the opposing force. Soldiers would swap uniform items with other soldiers, whether it be small pins and insignia to actual clothing and equipment. During WWII the allies would swap insignia, patches, boots etc and they would also “acquire” items worn and used by the opposing forces and send them home. The militaries of the 21st century still uphold the habit of acquiring these such items and this grouping is a prime example of that.

Surrendering Iraqi soldiers during the Invasion of Iraq led by U.S. forces would discard weapons and equipment all over the battlefield. There are many stories and accounts of American troops moving up to a position and all that would be left would be piles of uniforms, helmets, web gear and weapons. A Lot of Americans would stow away this gear in their packs in the hopes of sending them home or bringing them home on their person. This grouping was brought back in that fashion by an American who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The items included in this group are the following items:

- Iraq Army Black Beret: This is a great service worn Iraqi Army Beret that was used during the second war of the Gulf in 2003. It was then brought back by a returning USGI. The design is fairly standard, with an Iraqi army badge on the front. The badge has the stars running vertically and not horizontally.

- Iraqi M90 Helmet: This is a very nice and original Iraqi M90 helmet without its rubber rim. The Iraqi M90 is the successor of the Iraqi M80 helmet, and most commonly
seen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This particular example is in great shape with consistent and honest wear throughout. There are no markings visible.

- P58 Canteen (Plastic): This is a later version of the canteen meant to be worn with the Iraqi copy of the P58 web gear. They did not see action in the Iran Iraq War. The canteen itself does not have a Jihm property mark, and the plastic cover doubles as a mess kit.

- Gas Decon With Contents: The kit appears to be complete. The top is stamped with:
تاريخ الصنع : حزيران ١٩٨٦ which translates to Manufacture Date: June 1986. So this was an old stockpile item that was brought out for use during OIF, which was a fairly common sight to see.

- P58 Ammo Pouch: This is an Iraqi type of ammunition pouch and is based off of British examples, but not as well made. These were intended to be used to carry magazines and other types, but in all reality the possibilities of what can be carried in these are endless. The pouch is in good condition and appears complete and without severe damage.

- Marked Iraqi Seabag: Good condition with signs of heavy use and wear.

-Iraqi Green Ministry of Defense Uniform: The uniform consists of a top and pair of trousers, both are green for the Ministry of Defense and do not have any patches on them. They are marked with an Arabic tag. There is no damage to either item and they appear to have never been used or hemmed.

- Iraqi Army عقيد Colonel Shoulder Board: This shoulder board does not appear to be the German made ones and in fact looks to be Iraqi made. It is in a slightly worn condition and appears to have been attached to a sort of recognition board. There is still adhesive and paper remnants on the back side.

- x2 Unidentified Beret Badges: The badges appear to be for an engineering unit and some sort of clerical unit, based off the symbols.

This is a wonderful and genuine U.S. bringback from Operation Enduring Freedom. All items come ready to display in your Global War on Terror collections!

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