Military fatigue shirt worn by James E. Brown of the 20th Engineer Brigade

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Manufactured by
Bonham Manufacturing Company Inc., American
Worn by
Brown, James Edward II, American
Used by
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
cotton (fiber) and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 30 x 35 in. (76.2 x 88.9 cm)
Type
uniforms
Place used
Viet Nam, Asia
Date
ca. 1967
Description
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.
Back:
There is a small hole in the right shoulder, and large tears along bottom left hem. There is fading and discoloration throughout.
Inside:
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.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Men
Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James E. Brown
Object number
2013.11.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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