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Vietnam Era Flop Hat
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

Physical Description

Olive drab cotton.

General History

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.


Keywords

Country: Vietnam
War: Vietnam conflict
Service: Army
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