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US ARMY UTILTY SHIRT P-64 P64 1970 VIETNAM WAR 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION PATCH SIZE 15 1/2 X 35

$55.00

The 1964 design of the Utility Shirt featured V-cut pocket flaps, cuffed sleeves and domed plastic buttons.1 Like its predecessor, it was made from olive green (OG-107) 8.8oz cotton sateen.

1. Military Specification MIL-S-3001F. (6 November 1964)

The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas with a U.S. Department of Defense requirement to "respond to crisis contingencies anywhere in the world within 18 hours".

From 1969 into the 1970s, the 82d deployed paratroopers to South Korea and Vietnam on more than 180DBT (Days Bad Time) for exercises in potential future battlegrounds. The division received three alerts. One was for Black September 1970. Paratroopers were on their way to Amman, Jordan when the mission was aborted. In May 1971 they were used to help national guard and Washington DC police to round up and arrest protestors.

Issue Date : 1970
Color : OG-107 Olive Green
Material : Cotton
Manufacturer : U & W Industries Inc.
SIZE: 15 1/2 X 35
22' ARMPIT TO ARMPIT
17' SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
18.5' ARMPIT TO BOTTOM HEM
26' SLEEVE LENGTH
29' NECK TO BOTTOM
VERY GOOD CONDITION
BUT PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES
— Please note a small discoloration on the front (see picture #7 with coin for scale), and a couple of minor faded marks on the cuffs (see picture #8 with coin for scale)