Vietnam Reenactors, A Co. 1/7th Cav. 1st Cavalry Div. (Airmobile)

GARRYOWEN!

Uniform, Gear and Weapon Requirments

 1/7th Clothing and Equipment List

 

            Field Uniform:

_____ Coat, Mens, Cotton, Poplin or Rip-stop, OG-107, (Type III- Jungle)*

_____ Trousers, Mens, Cotton, Poplin or Rip-stop, OG-107, (Type III- Jungle)

_____ Hat, Sun, OG-107, R/S or Poplin, (Boonie)

_____ Undershirt, OG-109, (this type MUST be used with Jungle Uniform.)

_____ Socks, Wool Blend, Cushion Sole, Green

_____ Belt, Trouser, Black with Open Faced Black Buckle

_____ Boots, Combat, Jungle Climate, Spike Protective, Boots, Combat, Black or Jump                     Boots, (of correct time period)

 

*Jungle Coat should have Theater Made or Original 1st CAV patch on left shoulder, (subdued, NO COLOR) GREEN NAME Tape on right chest and GREEN US ARMY Tape on left chest, (sewn straight or follow pocket). Appropriate Rank on Sleeve or Collar. "Combat patches" MUST be authorized by Unit Commander. Awards and Badges MUST also be authorized by Unit Commander.

NOTE: TIGER STRIPES, ERDL'S OR ANY OTHER TYPE/ STYLE UNIFORM IS NOT PERMITTED UNLESS YOU ARE A LRRP OR IT HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY UNIT COMMANDER!

 

                Utility Uniform:

_____ Shirt, Mans, Utility, Cotton Sateen, OG-107**

_____ Trousers, Mens, Utility, Cotton Sateen, OG 107

_____ Hat, OG-106, (ball cap)

_____ Undershirt, White

_____ Socks, Wool Blend, Cushion Sole, Green

_____ Belt, Trouser, Black with Open Faced Black Buckle

_____ Boots, Combat, Jungle Climate, Spike Protective, Boots, Combat, Black or Jump                     Boots, (of correct time period)

 

**Cotton Shirt should have Theater Made or Original 1st CAV patch, (subdued or colored) on left shoulder, WHITE or GREEN NAME Tape on right chest and Black/ Gold or GREEN US ARMY Tape on left chest. Appropriate Rank on Sleeve or Collar.

 

 

                Common items:

_____ Tags, Identification ("Dog Tags"), with neck chain and extension

_____ Wristwatch, Period, Commercial or Military

_____ Small Tablet w/ pen or pencil

_____ Gloves, Black, Leather, Light Duty

_____ M-1965 Jacket, Field, w/ or w/o liner

_____ Compass, Lensatic, (period item)

 

 
            Field Gear:

_____ Helmet, Steel, M1 with Mitchell Pattern Cover and Elastic Band, (MUST have                    Vietnam era chin strap)

_____ Suspenders, Load Bearing, M-1956

_____ Belt, Pistol, M-1956 or M-1966

_____ Pouch, Ammunition, Universal, M-1956, (2 minimum)

_____ Cover, Canteen, M-1956, (2 minimum)

_____ Canteen, 1 quart, Plastic or metal, (2 minimum)

_____ Cup, Canteen, M-1910, (1 or 2)

_____ Pouch, First Aid, M-1956 w/ Bandage or OD Sling

_____ Cover, Entrenching Tool, M-1956

_____ Tool, Entrenching, M-1951 (preferred) or Tool, Entrenching, M-1943

_____ Pack, Individual, M-1956 or M-1961, (butt pack)

_____ Poncho, Rubberized, OG-207

_____ Mess Kit w/ Metal Spoon, Knife and Fork

                (M-1967 Nylon Field Gear is NOT acceptable for our impressions)

 

 

            Optional, (but highly recommended) Field Gear:

_____ Vest, Protective, Flak, M-1952 or 3/4 Collar

_____ Gas Mask, M17, M17A1, (NO A2 models)

_____ Flashlight, Angle Head, MX Series (no guard around switch) with filters.

_____ Mattress, Pneumatic

_____ Liner, Poncho, ERDL Pattern with Center Seam, (modern OK)

_____ Rucksack, Lightweight, M-1963 with Frame T62-1

_____ Rucksack, Tropical

_____ Carrier, Sleeping, M-1956, (spaghetti straps)

_____ Bag, Sleeping, Mummy Type

_____ 2 qt. Canteen w/ Cover

_____ Shelter halves, 2 ea. (w/ 6 ea. Poles, 10 ea. pegs and 2 ea. ropes)

 

 

                Weapon and Accessories:

_____ Primary Weapon, (Full Size M16/ AR-15) w/ 20 rnd mags and period Sling ***

_____ M7 Bayonet with M8A1 Scabbard

_____ Bandoleer, or specialized ammunition carrier for weapon

_____ Period Weapons Cleaning Equipment

***All troops are REQUIRED to have an M16, M16E1/ A1 or AR-15 with full buttstock and 20" barrel as their primary weapon. It must be early configuration: early rear sight, triangle handguards, bayonet lug, straight pistol grip, solid or early trap door buttstock, three prong flashider or bird cage. All rifles are to be fitted with a "Hollywood" style Blank Firing Adapter (BFA). No GI blank adapters. "Hot" blanks should be used whenever possible.
 
 
 

                Approved Weapons List and Accessories:

_____ M14 Rifle (with correct optics for sniper use only), (1 per unit) ****

_____ Remington 700 Sniper Rifle in a Military Configuration, (1 per unit)

_____ Machinegun, M60, (tripod optional) ****

_____ Launcher, Grenade, M79

_____ M1911 or M1911A1, (ONLY carried by Officers, NCOs or goes along with crew                         served weapons) ****

_____ Period Weapons Cleaning Equipment for Above Appropriate Weapons

_____ M72 series LAW

_____ M18 series Claymore

_____ Specialized Accessories / Pouches per Weapon Requirement

_____ M26/ M61 Fragmentation Grenades, (NO baseball)

_____ M18 Smoke Grenades

 

**** MUST have appropriate blank firing adapter, (BFA).

 

 
                Personal Items:

_____ Towel, OD

_____ Insect Repellent Bottle, (period item)

_____ Knife, Combat

_____ Strobe

_____ Foot Powder

_____ Sun Tan Cream

_____ Toiletries

_____ Meds You Would Normally Take

_____ Any Period Items that Add to Your Impression

 

 

                Acceptable Impressions:

_____ Infantryman

_____ RTO

_____ Light Weapons Crewmember

_____ Medic

_____ Sniper, (1 ea.)

_____ MP

_____ LRRP, (MUST pass requirements)

_____ Nurse

_____ Donute Dollie