This is a *vintage utility OG-107 fatigue shirt that was issued and worn by a soldier deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. The 82nd Airborne Division is an Airborne infantry division of the United States Army specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas on enemy soil, with a U.S Department of Defence directive to "respond to crisis contingencies anywhere in the world within 18 hours". Based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps and is the U.S. Army's most strategically mobile division.
Spearheaded by the 3rd Division, the 82nd Airborne Division deployed in South Vietnam in around the time of the Tet Offensive, a major escalation and one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. Launched in 1968 by the Viet Cong (VC) and the North Vietnamese People's Army (PAVN) against the forces of South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the United States and its allies, this offensive saw surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centres throughout South Vietnam.
As part of the 3rd Brigade, the 82nd Airborne Division performed combat duties in the Hue- Phu Bai area of the I Corps sector and later moved south to Saigon, and fought in the Mekong Delta, the Iron Triangle and along the Cambodian border, serving nearly 22 months.
The Olive Green-107 is an iconic utility shirt that lives on today, and was first worn by branches of the United States Armed Forces from 1952 until its discontinuation in 1989. The designation OG-107 came from the U.S Army's colouring code and the Olive Green colour was abbreviated as OG. Made of an 8.5oz Cotton Sateen, these 107s will age and patina well as they wear more, over time.
Vietnam War Issue (1955 - 1975)
Command: 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
Size: 15 1/2 x 33 Regular
- Armpit to Armpit - 22 inches
- Collar at Top Button Close to Base of Shirt (Front) - 27 inches
- Collar to Base of Shirt (Back) - 30.5 inches
- Sleeve - Cuff to Armpit - 20.5 inches
- Sleeve - Cuff to Shoulder - 25 inches
- Shoulder to Collar - 5.5 inches
- Shoulder to Shoulder (across) - 17 inches
- Waist - 20.5 inches
- Base of Shirt (Left to Right) - 22.5 inches
* This item is a vintage fatigue/uniform and whilst not brand new, is in very good used condition. Do check measurements provided to ensure best fit, as some of these fatigues have been altered slightly by the servicemen who wore them.