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Vietcong Uniform
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Vietcong Uniform

Catalog #: 2004.0003.05, .09, .06, .07     Accession #: 2004.0003
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 35" H x 16" W

Physical Description

Black with short sleeve shirt with blue and red “flag” pinned to proper left pocket. Brown wool pants. Black and white checked cloth neckerchief with red band at each end. Brown cloth rice belt. Rubber sandals.

General History

The Vietcong were a guerrilla force that fought against the United States and South Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict. Vietcong could be a farmer, a woman, or a child and they were indistinguishable from the United States' South Vietnam allies. They used makeshift weapons, had a variety of uniforms, and avoided traditional combat, making it difficult to know who exactly the enemy was. Their orders came from the North Vietnam Communist party.


Keywords

Country: Vietnam
War: Vietnam conflict
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