CIDG / Leopard Camouflage Shorts

 

Gilbert Himes issued CIDG / Leopard camouflage shorts.

In January 1963, Gilbert Himes served in Vietnam with 1st Special Forces Group (1st SFG (ABN)) assigned to A-412, Boun Bing (sp), RVN (located about 3 kliks North of Cheo Rio).

Sergeant (E-5) Gilbert B. Himes processed out of the Army in 1964 after three years’ service with six months in Vietnam.

These camouflage garments were procured by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Special Forces team operating in South East Asia prior to the creation of the Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO).