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VINTAGE US ARMY UTILITY SHIRT P58 1960's SETAF SPECIALIST E4 PATCHED

$60.00

The Army's first pattern utility shirt was standardized in 19581 and replaced the near identical utility jacket. It was made from olive green (OG-107) 8.5oz cotton sateen and boasted two patch pockets with straight cut flaps. The shirt also had an unusually low first button and no button cuffs.

Designed to be loose fitting, it was typically worn over a white T-shirt and was tucked into the utility trousers. Though the lighter and quicker drying Tropical Combat Uniform had been developed in 1962, three years prior to the introduction of U.S ground troops in Vietnam, the utility shirt and trousers were still worn by infantrymen early in the war.

1. Military Specification MIL-S-3001C. (17 October 1958)

The Southern European Task Force (SETAF) was officially activated on 25 October 1955, with temporary headquarters established at Camp Darby (which itself was not formally dedicated for another three weeks) and forces stations at Vicenza and Verona (the latter would soon become the location of SETAF headquarters). In 1958, the task force was redesignated the United States Army Southern Task Force, and from 2001 to 2008 it was classified as an Airborne Command.

Army Specialist (E-4) : Specialist (SPC) is considered one of the junior enlisted ranks in the U.S. Army. Ranked above Private First Class (E-3)

Issue Date : 1960's / 1970's
Color : OG-107 Olive Green
Material : Cotton
Patch Insignias : SPECIALIST
21' ARMPIT TO ARMPIT
16' SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
17' ARMPIT TO BOTTOM HEM
21' SLEEVE LENGTH
29' NECK TO BOTTOM
VERY GOOD CONDITION
BUT PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES
— Please note some faded marks on the sleeve and a missing button on the chest pocket (see picture #6 and #7 with coin for scale)