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.
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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.
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