Original U.S. Vietnam War Japanese Made MACV-SOG Special Forces Camouflage Boonie Hat
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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition “Tiger Stripe” camouflage Vietnam War Issue Boonie Cap which was manufactured in Japan. This style boonie was used by the MACV-SOG in the field. This example is cotton with an interior lining and name in ink. You can see where patches were removed on either side of the cap with silhouettes of stitching remaining. Its a clearly Japanese made example by both quality, materials and construction.
A very nice example, though it is quite small at 6 3/4 US.
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.
Established on 24 January 1964, the unit conducted strategic reconnaissance missions in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), Laos, and Cambodia; carried out the capture of enemy prisoners, rescued downed pilots, conducted rescue operations to retrieve prisoners of war throughout Southeast Asia, and conducted clandestine agent team activities and psychological operations.
The unit participated in most of the significant campaigns of the Vietnam War, including the Gulf of Tonkin incident which precipitated increased…