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The History of the Battle Dress

US ARMY 1775-2013 HISTORY OF THE BATTLE DRESS THENBNOW Shako or "tombstone" style cap was issued from the early 1800s through 1850s Kevlar helmets, vests, and undergarments have also become standard issue Tight fitting wool uniforms were the standard issue from the The semi-automatic M16 rifle has been issued since the 1960s mid 1700s through mid 1800s. The modern day uniform is a loose, lightweight poly mesh material, that reduces a soldier's infrared makeup Uniforms now use mostly snaps and hook & loop (Velcro) material Dress colors were: blue, red, gray, and white 1700s through early 1900s Uniforms used sewn on brass buttons First widespread uses of camo (1942) Nicknamed: "Frogskin" Muskets and Sabers were the main source of weaponry through the early 20th century Organic patterned camo (1960s) Desert camo (1980s) Shin protector issued to Calvary Digital camo (2000s) Half-Boot worn from mid 1700s through 1813 Modern Army issued boot 1775-2013 238 YEARS OF BRAVERY D PIONEER SERVICES Camopedia.org, History.army.mil, Qmfound.com Division MidCountry Bank

The History of the Battle Dress

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The history of the battle dress - celebrating the birthday of the U.S. Army Infantry by illustrating how the uniform has changed over time.

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