Berets

Some US Army Special Forces units adopted the green beret in the mid 1950’s. At the time they were all private purchased and could only be worn in certain areas or on exercises. It was not until 1961, when the headgear was officially authorized along with the different Special Forces Group flashes. In the early years, the berets were manufactured in several different countries to include Germany, France, and Canada. Each manufacturer had a different base material, shade of green and shape until US Army regulations standardized the headgear shortly after their approval.

Once an individual graduated Special Forces Training Group he was issued a beret. In order to shape the headgear the graduate would shower with the wool cap on, folding the piece over to his liking and wear the garment until it dried. During the Vietnam War, some Special Forces personnel had their beret liners embroidered or replaced with elaborate designs by Asian tailors.

Item # APHG-056

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Robert J. Bechtoldt

Item # APHG-052

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Robert A. Clapp

Item # APCI-080

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Michael P. Buckland

Item # APHG-065

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Robert J. Castillo

Item # APHG-060

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: James D. Bath

Item # APHG-079

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: James C. LaMotte

Item # APHG-087

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Daniel P. Kelly Jr

Item # APHG-089

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Roy S. Langston

Item # APHG-076

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Virgil L. Dillon

Item # APHG-047

Name: Tiger Stripe Beret

Veteran Attributed: David F. Puchalski

Item # APHG-069

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: John E. Padgett

Item # APHG-066

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Jerome M. Ledzinski

Item # APHG-064

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Dennis C. McVey

Item # APHG-055

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Jon B. Wang

Item # APHG-090

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Joseph B. Messer

Item # APHG-061

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Wolfgang G. Gartner

Item # APHG-091

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: James B.D.E. Weisbrod

Item # APHG-078

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Michael M. Sheppard

Item # APHG-074

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Joe J. Walker

Item # APHG-063

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Shephard H. Patton

Item # APHG-058

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Bobby G. Pruett

Item # APCI-054

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Joseph F. Parnar

Item # APCI-068

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Joe J. Walker

Item # APHG-083

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Charles F. Trucks

Item # APCI-075

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Howard B. Sugar

Item # APCI-084

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Billy Joe Anthony

Item # APHG-085

Name: Camouflage Beret

Veteran Attributed: Eldon A. Bargewell

Item # APHG-082

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Robert D. Schrag

Item # APCI-057

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Brendan L. Lyons

Item # APHG-077

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Craig D. Davis

Item # APHG-067

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Ronald C. Davidson

Item # APHG-073

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: William R. Card Jr.

Item # APCI-092

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Thomas W. Stanton

Item # APHG-086

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Cliff M. Newman

Item # APHG-051

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: George Yosich

Item # APHG-088

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Frank H. Fowler

Item # APHG-103

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Thomas W. Kyle

Item # APHG-099

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Michael Forte

Item # APHG-108

Name: Tiger Stripe Beret

Veteran Attributed: Robert J. Bechtoldt

Item # APHG-093

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Kenneth W. Henry

Item # APHG-041

Name: Tiger Stripe Beret

Veteran Attributed: Alejandro (Alex) Flores

Item # APCI-045

Name: LLDB Beret

Veteran Attributed: Frederic J.G. Caristo

Item # APHG-081

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Harve W. Saal

Item # APHG-101

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Phillip R. Jobert

Item # APHG-105

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Jerry A. Parker

Item # APHG-109

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Brendan Lyons

Item # APHG-110

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Harold (Tom) Carpenter

Item # APHG-125

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Clyde J. Sincere Jr.

Item # APHG-124

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Frederic J.G. Caristo

Item # APHG-127

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Richard D. Warren

Item # APHG-126

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Morris N. Adair

Item # APHG-141

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Donald G. Jutz

Item # APHG-140

Name: Green Beret

Veteran Attributed: Donald G. Jutz