Badged Uniform Top

John Blaauw’s US issued, 3rd model uniform top that is badged on the left sleeve with a US Special Forces Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI), the left breast pocket has a printed Special Commando Unit patch that is surmounted by a nylon US ARMY tape, Vietnamese made US Basic Airborne Wings and Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB). The right chest has a nylon name tape that reads: BLAAUW with Vietnamese Basic Airborne Wings.

In 1969, John G. Blaauw was assigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company and served on Recon Teams: New York and Washington.

Staff Sergeant (E-6) Blaauw processed out of the Army in 1971 after three years’ service with fourteen and a half months in Vietnam.