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US ARMY TROPICAL COMBAT JACKET 2ND PATTERN 1966 VIETNAM WAR THE ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM SPECIAL FORCES, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGIONAL FORCES, MACV AND INFANTRY PATCHES SIZE MEDIUM SHORT

$500.00

The Second Pattern of the Tropical Combat Coat was amended in January 1965. The new design concealed the buttons of all four cargo pockets behind flaps, which successfully alleviated the snagging problem that affected the original model. The spacing of the jungle jacket's front buttons was also changed, with the 2nd pattern having only four buttons (excluding the collar button), compared to the original's five.1

Notes:
1. Military Specification MIL-C-43199 Amendment 1 (21 January 1965)

The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces (the patch with the tiger and an open parachute) : (Vietnamese: Lực Lượng Đặc Biệt Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa or LLDB) were the elite military units of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Following the establishment of the Republic of Vietnam (commonly known as South Vietnam) in October 1955, the Special Forces were formed at Nha Trang in February 1956. During the rule of Ngô Đình Diệm, the Special Forces were run by his brother, Ngô Đình Nhu, until both were assassinated in November 1963 in a coup. The Special Forces were disbanded in 1975 when South Vietnam ceased to exist after the Fall of Saigon.

The South Vietnamese Regional Forces originally the Civil Guard (the patch with a crossed sword and cannon over a suit of armour on a yellow background) were a component of Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) territorial forces. Recruited locally they served as full-time province-level defence forces. In 1964, the Regional Forces were integrated into the ARVN and placed under the command of the Joint General Staff

MACV (patch on a shoulder) : U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was a joint-service command of the United States Department of Defense. MACV was created on 8 February 1962, in response to the increase in United States military assistance to South Vietnam. MACV was first implemented to assist the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Vietnam, controlling every advisory and assistance effort in Vietnam, but was reorganized on 15 May 1964 and absorbed MAAG Vietnam to its command when combat unit deployment became too large for advisory group control.[3] MACV was disestablished on 29 March 1973 and replaced by the Defense Attaché Office, Saigon (DAO).

Issue Date : 1966
Color : OG-107 Olive Green Shade 107
Material : Cotton Poplin
Patch Insignias : The Army Of The Republic Of Vietnam Special Forces (the Tiger with an open parachute), The South Vietnamese Regional Forces(the patch with a crossed sword and cannon over a suit of armour on a yellow background), MACV(shoulder) And Infantry (on a collar).
SIZE MEDIUM SHORT
(size on tag so please check all measurement below)
22' ARMPIT TO ARMPIT
19' SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
18' ARMPIT TO BOTTOM HEM
23' SLEEVE LENGTH
30' NECK TO BOTTOM
EXCELLENT CONDITION
BUT PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES
— Please not the tiny mark on picture #10