|"C" Company, 27th Regt.
25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
"WOLFHOUNDS" in VIETNAM, 1966 to 1971
|So you've decided to join the ranks of the U.S. Army. The following list and the
accompanying descriptions are not comprehensive. It is short and quick, covering only
the minimal you need to get to the field. It is designed to save you money and
aggravation! If it is not on this list, wait, don't buy it! CONSULT with the SQUAD
LEADER beforehand! Focus on what you need. After you've acquired the essentials,
then feel free to splurge on extras!
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|This website last updated
July 28, 2012
1. Jacket, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Hot Weather Pattern (jungle)
1st pattern had exposed buttons on pocket flaps, and
epaulettes. 2nd & 3rd pattern had concealed buttons on
2.Trousers, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Hot Weather Pattern
1st pattern had exposed buttons on pocket flaps. 2nd &
3rd pattern had concealed buttons on pocket flaps.
3. Boots, Hot Weather pattern, w/spike protective sole.
(Vibram - early war, Panama - late war = Ok)
4. Cap, Olive Green 106 - baseball style OR
Hat, Hot Weather Pattern - boonie style
5. T-Shirt, Olive Green (no brown shirts)
6. Belt, black canvas w/black steel open buckle
7. Socks, Olive Green w/cushion sole
8. Nametape / U.S. Army - black letters on OG cotton
9. 25th Division Insignia - Colored or Subdued
sewn to left shoulder (1/4 inch below shoulder seam)
10. Rank as appropriate - subdued preferred
ALTERNATE UNIFORMS (not required):
for early war (1965-1966)
O.G. 107 Cotton Uniform - Shirt & Trousers w/colored
nametapes, rank & Divisional Insignia
|Basic G.I. Uniform, 1966 - 1971
|Thanks to MOORE MILITARIA for uniform examples
|2nd Pattern w/vibram soles
|Hot Weather Hat - "Boonie"