I had to have this Jacket , shows real wear and war time condition , rare insignia , this is an original US Navy jacket , the Sea Floats were made of barges in the rivers of south Vietnam, they were command center’s on the rivers and would support villages against attacks by the Viet Cong , the PBRs would tie up to them and Helicopters would land on them . there were also combat teams stationed near buy on land.
USCG Thailand ‘ named – has English and Thai wording on name tapes – US Navy poplin BDU – this is one hard shirt to ever find , US Coast Guard had a limited role in Vietnam and they did serve with dignity . rare shirt
For years I had this listed as a main force VC officer uniform, i have had many SF vets and other collectors who disagreed with that. I talked to all the special forces collectors I know and they say it was made for special forces, they wore these black uniforms in the early war and the phoenix program . The picture is from Southerland book, shows the exact same uniform, only with long sleeves. This is a very rare uniform to find, i have never found another. I have had this for over 30 years