Military Hat
Military Hat
Military Hat
Military Hat
Military Hat
Military Hat
Military Hat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms
Vietnam War
Headwear ➔ Military Hat

Identifier:
142789
Description:
This boonie hat, sometimes referred to as a giggle hat, is from the United States Army of the United States Armed Forces. It was worn by Fred Paepke in 1966 during the Vietnam War. It is made of olive drab cotton twill. This hat has mesh ventilation panels on the sides of the crown and loops around the base of the crown that was meant to hold vegetation to help with camouflage. These loops were called a foliage ring. 
Date:
circa 1966
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
4"" h 10"" w 12"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Fred Paepke
Rights:

Makers/Donors
United States Army Issue

Fred Paepke
Frederick G. Paepke served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

Fred Paepke
Frederick G. Paepke served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

United States Army
The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars,  by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.
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