Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Vietnam Era Flop Hat
Catalog #: 1985.0283.12 Accession #: 1985.0283
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 8" H x 11" W x 13" D
Olive drab cotton.
The cotton flop hat was a favorite of Australian farmers who used the hat to shade from the sun. Often called "boonies" because the farmers who wore them lived in the "boonies," the United States Army adopted them for jungle use for their versatility and light weight.
War: Vietnam conflict