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What are these shoulder boards?
« on: June 20, 2016, 10:41:11 PM »
   Well, I am stumped. I have searched through books and the web and have turned up nothing... Are they OPFOR, if so, they are different from the types I have seen.  Scott
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Re: What are these shoulder boards?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 01:59:22 AM »
Slip-on loops rather than "boards"? Alas, I haven't a clue as to their country of origin...sorry!  ::)
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Re: What are these shoulder boards?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 05:27:36 AM »
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Re: What are these shoulder boards?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 05:58:58 AM »
Scott,

These are the OPFOR training shoulder loops, we used these at NTC as well as other places in the 80's to identify Soviet uniforms..

These came in a large packet from SSSC and the packet also included Soviet documents and identity cards that were to be taken off individuals if captured or became "killed" during a raid or ambush..

They may still be worn at JRTC at Fort Polk, but I have not seen an OPFOR uniform for a while now.

Here is a picture of the 3 types used: Yours is at the top...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OPFOR_Shirt_GRN_and_Shoulder_Boards_GRN,_BLK,_RED.jpg

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Re: What are these shoulder boards?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 09:26:16 AM »
   Smitty, you rock! I am quite used to the subdued style, but never encountered the red and yellow. Thanks! Scott.
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Re: What are these shoulder boards?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 10:16:22 AM »
Rarely seen in a field environment (vs. Combat soldiers with the subdued uniforms and collar tabs) but were seen quite a bit at the Command Post level, when they were attacked and we captured officers in "dress fatigues" these colored shoulder boards were what most of the TOC personnel wore...

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