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What to do with US Navy Uniform?

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by mesteve2, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. mesteve2

    mesteve2

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    I do not want to throw it out!

    Wife says to throw it out!

    But, I can not just put it into the trash.

    Got it issued to me in 1959!

    I loved the Navy!

    So, what to do?

    I told my wife to throw it out when I die!

    :dunno::dunno::dunno::dunno::dunno:
     
  2. S9Man

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    Maybe donate it to the local VFW post?
     

  3. chuckman

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    1959?! Crap, you're old. :) See what museums might want them for display. I am going through the same thing now with my dad's Marine Corps uniforms circa 1955.
     
  4. CDR_Glock

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    Thank you for your service.

    With the full dress uniform, medals, shoes and cover, I recommend donating it to your old High School Alma Mater with picture from your era. Alternatively, it could be donated to the other veterans housing communities for display.
     
  5. jmsfmtex

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    I too received my first uniform in 59. After retiring I trashed all my uniforms. Now I wish I would have kept at least one of them. Why? I do not know.
     
  6. mccallisterbrian

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    My senior Chief dress blues are still hanging in the closet. My daughter keeps wanting to wear the dress jacket to school.
     
  7. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

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    Put em on ebay.
     
  8. aerod1

    aerod1 NRA Life Member

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    Keep the uniform and throw out the wife!!:tongueout:
     
  9. RevDerb

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    Keep it! I disposed of an entire sea bag sometime after I finally finished with the drilling reserves in 1992 at age 46. Just couldn't keep the weight off any more. Anyway, I have regretted getting rid of the uniforms many times. Especially my tailor mades. :crying:
     
  10. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Walking recruiting poster.
     
  11. sean665

    sean665 Semper Fortis

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    LMAO! I'm leaning more toward this. I still have my Dad's dog tags and rank from his cover in Nam, and his Seabag. This stuff is extremely sentimental-I'm sure someone in your family would love to have it.
     
  12. Careby

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    Funny how much more I love the Navy now that it's been some years since I was in it (1980-89). NAVY: Never Again Volunteer Yourself