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US 5th Army Khaki Shirt -
The Vietnam war saw the begining of a new era in the development of the combat uniform. Lighter materials, which were tear resistant and provided better ventilation were employed.

The item featured here is a US Army khaki shirt. Summer issue. Two pocket construction. Brown plastic buttons are employed to secure the pockets and shirt closed. No tags are found in this example.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for US military uniforms employed. during the Vietnam war. The uniforms covered include combat and dress types. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

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The shirt has the 5th Army patch on one shoulder. The rank of private on the other sleeve.

The United States Fifth Army, is an Army Service Component Command (ASCC) of the United States Army. It is responsible for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities as the joint force land component command of United States Northern Command.

The Fifth United States Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II. It was activated on 5 January 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy. It was commanded by Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark.

If you have an interest is seeing other military US uniforms of the Vietnam war, you can do so by going to our US uniforms of the Vietnam war identification guide.


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