A Black Power era beret owned by “Bro. Strawther.” The beret is constructed from black wool felt and edged with a black vinyl rim. Hand embroidered by in white thread on front of the beret is block text that reads, [BRO. STRAWTHER / I'M PROUD / I'M BLACK]. Hand embroidered in black thread on the crown of the hat is Black Power salute fist outlined in white thread. Inside the beret are two manufacturers labels under a plastic sleeve stitched to the interior of the hat. Both labels are gold and red foil and are diamond-shaped. Both labels are partially covered by the embroidery.
A Vietnam War olive green short sleeve military shirt. This button down style shirt is missing two front plastic buttons. It has four pockets on the front, each with a flap and a two button closure. Extremely worn, it has a large faded patch over the front right side. There are holes throughout: on the left top breast pocket, on the front button placket, next to right hand breast pocket and into right armpit. There is a name patch reading 'BROWN' over right top pocket and a patch reading 'U.S. Army' over left top pocket. It has a fold over style collar, very worn at the back of neck. There is a United States Military Assistance Command shoulder sleeve insignia on the right shoulder. It consists of a shield shaped patch with a black sword between black battlements. There is a 20th Engineer Brigade shoulder insignia on the left shoulder. It consists of a diamond shaped patch with a black three turret tower inside a broken black border on green field.
There is a small hole in the right shoulder, and large tears along bottom left hem. There is fading and discoloration throughout.
There is a sewn-in tag at the collar. It is a white rectangle with black print.
'MEDIUM-SHORT/ Chest 37-41 inches/ HEIGHT: Up to 57 inches/ 8405-935-4707'
There is a sewn-in tag on lower right side. It is a white rectangle with black print. For full text please see notes text entries.