Old 03-04-2007, 00:38   #1
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Chip pics

In the past couple years, there has been some talk about the Chippewa boots we were issued while at Flint Kaserne. Sooooo. A few months ago, I grabbed a gal's camera, hauled the boots and stuff outside........ along with my outstanding photographic skills and snapped a couple pictures. These have seen aaaaaaaaaaalot of miles in the mountains and below in all types of weather. However! I have tried to keep them in shape. It's only been 37 years or so.
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:57   #2
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Wow, now htere is a throwback. I was fortunate enough to have both the low and high cuts during my double digit years with the 10th. I still have a pair or 2 somewhere.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:06   #3
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Low tops

Ya' beat me to it, bost.

The first pair I was issed was the low tops. Along with Head 210s and NATO cable bindings I had tons of fun in the mountains.

Then again I liked growing up in northern Michigan so I liked getting that "high speed" military stuff issued to me.

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Old 03-04-2007, 13:40   #4
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I still have two pair from the 60s. They are indestructible and I wear them all the time outside around the property. Because I no longer am capable of getting them on without assistance, I have come up with the FOGCPOD(FOG Chippewa Pull on Device). I have attached a hook to my cane which allows me to slip the hook through the finger loop, pull the boots on, and head out back with the pups. Works great!
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Old 03-04-2007, 14:38   #5
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Do you also wear the wool shirt in the background of your pic, Sir?
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Old 03-04-2007, 15:07   #6
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I did not know they had high tops. All I remember is the low brown ones and the big Mickey Mouse boots. They would not let me have any Chippewas, so I had to clump around in the Mickey Mouses. The only time I ever wore them was on Saturdays when there was snow on the ground and the rifle team wanted to practice.
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Old 03-04-2007, 16:22   #7
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Do you also wear the wool shirt in the background of your pic, Sir?
I noticed the same thing.

Shirt, Men's, Wool, M-1950

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Old 03-04-2007, 18:52   #8
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And what is wrong with wearing my wool shirt, it is very warm!

My chips look just as worn out, I thought I was the only masochist that still kept those things.
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Old 03-04-2007, 19:16   #9
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Do you also wear the wool shirt in the background of your pic, Sir?
Yep, here is the proof on the improvised demo range I was running for my company at Devens. Still have it, still fits, and it works great up here in the Great Northern Forest 9 months out of the year. Never was a slave to fashion.
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Old 03-04-2007, 19:24   #10
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Oh, and those buttons are stetched like that because of all of the undergarments.









And NO, I will not show you my tensioned buttons!
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Old 03-04-2007, 19:40   #11
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Oh, and those buttons are stetched like that because of all of the undergarments. :
But of course You realize of course that I was running this for all my 12Bs (this was before the 18series came in) so one of them took the picture. IIRC it was SFC Garner so I am sure he had probably not focused the frame correctly-no, huh?
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Heck, I'll buy that one, as long as I can use it.
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IIRC it was SFC Garner so I am sure he had probably not focused the frame correctly-no, huh?
hmmm...never saw Charlie with a camera...but he could stretch a shirt, too...
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I will have to snap a pic of my Chips - only from the 80's - didn't get the diver toes.... Had to use mine last week, it got very cold and snowy here.
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Old 03-05-2007, 19:36   #15
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Buy you a pair of Danners X SF MED. Your old chips are still wet from your days at Devens.
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