New Book on Marine Corps Recon Uniforms and Gear

From the great Osprey series that I’m sure many of you are familiar with, a new title– US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000-15, by J. Kenneth Eward. It’s a good piece of work, with loads of detail on the subject matter. It took me down memory lane a little, because looking at it made me think of my days in the 24th MEU (SOC) in the early 90s, when the Force Recon det had *all* the high-speed gear (or so it seemed to us at the time). Fun to see how it has changed and evolved, and simplified and improved.

The author was kind enough to send me a signed copy and thank me in the book, since I was able to point him toward some sources.

Pick up a copy or two. Peruse and enjoy!

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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