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Cap, Garrison, Wool, Serge, OD
This page was last updated: August 31, 2011
 

 
 
 


He found a home in the Army!  This piece of headgear sometimes referred by soldiers as the "overseas cap" is the standard issue Enlisted Man's OD Serge Wool Garrison Cap mean to be worn with the enlisted man's class A dress OD Serge Wool Coat or OD Wool Field Jacket AKA "Ike Jacket".  Army regulations dictated that this headgear was only to be worn by enlisted troops stationed and slated to be moved outside the United States.  However, because of it's comfort and ease of use many troops stateside wore the cap in their everyday duty.  

This cap displayed the enlisted man's branch of service of the soldier with a colored piping along the top edge of the outer band.  Enlisted branches of service the we offer are shown in the drop down menu below. Details include 100% Serge Wool top dyed in the appropriate shades of OD, OD cotton headband lining, and authentic QM inspector tag.

Sizes and branches that we offer are indicated in the drop down menu are the only ones that we have available.  We refer to this style of cap as the "GI" style.

Price $30.00 each.

Qty. Size: Piping:

Please check this hat table to verify your hat size.



Cap, Garrison, Wool, ABN

 
 
 


Stand at the door!  This headgear item is a unique style of garrison cap that was initially adopted by the Paratroopers of the US Army.  This cap was authorized to be worn at all times even while still in training within "stateside".  This was NOT a general issue cap provided by the Army but was a private purchase item that soldiers would buy at their local Post Exchange or PX and were authorized to wear with their uniform.  This style cap was unique due to the omission of the gusset along the top edge of the cap.  This made for more pronounce peaks at the front and back of the cap giving the wearer a very sharp appearance.  Paratroopers were authorized this style of cap along with their brown paratrooper boots.  Eventually, as WWII progressed the wearing of this popular style cap fanned out to many troops throughout the US Army.  A cap patch was affixed to the front of the cap to further designate parachute or glider units in the infantry, artillery, medical, etc, branches of service.  Note that the US Army required the wearing of the combined "Para-glider" cap patch for all airborne troops entering the European Theater of Operations Normandy invasion.  Now, whether the very proud paratroops followed the cap patch regs. was another thing entirely...

Just as with the standard version cap shown above, this cap displayed the enlisted man's branch of service with a colored piping along the top edge of the outer band.  Enlisted branches of service the we offer are shown in the drop down menu below.

Sizes and branches that we offer are indicated in the drop down menu are the only ones that we have available.

Price $30.00 each.

Qty. Size: Piping:

Please check this hat table to verify your hat size.


Airborne Cap Patches are shown on our
US Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Page



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