This is a *vintage utility OG-107 fatigue shirt that was issued/worn by a soldier deployed with the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry division with the US Army, to Vietnam (circa 1967 - 1975). The 101st Airborne Division, dubbed the 'Screaming Eagles', operated in Vietnam independently as sort of a fire brigade and earned the reputation as being called the "Nomads of Vietnam." The 101st fought in every area of South Vietnam from the Demilitarized Zone up north and all the way down to the Central Highlands. The 101st was deployed in the northern region operating against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) infiltration routes through Laos and the A Shau Valley for most of the war. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970.
Also called the 'Chicken Men' by the North Vietnamese because of their insignia, enemy commanders have been said to have warned their men not to engage the 'Chicken Men' at all costs because they were a sure to lose any engagements with them.
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)
Rank : Specialist
Size: 15 1/2 Regular
- Armpit to Armpit - 21.5 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 - 21.5 inches
- Sleeve - Cuff to Shoulder - 24.5 inches
- Shoulder to Collar - 5.5 inches
- Shoulder to Shoulder (across) - 18 inches
- Waist - 18 inches
- Base of Shirt (Left to Right) - 19.5 inches
* This item is a vintage fatigue/uniform and whilst not brand new, is in very good used condition.