Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: BDU'S
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 23:00:29 -0500
In regards to the below included message, I am not so sure it is so clear
The United States services no longer wear the OG-107 (Olive Green) uniform
that has been the topic of this thread, and have not for at least 10 years.
The only soldier I have seen in this uniform in the last 15 years is myself
depicting the Viet Nam soldier, during our annual Regimental Dining Out.
Today the services wear a NATO camouflage BDU.
Frankly, I must agree that the BDU is a much more comfortable, practical
and durable garment for the outdoor environment, and if fitted properly
will present a neat appearance.
"Let it Rain"
On the matter of adopting BDU's as uniform wear, allow me to quote the
"Insignia Guide", page 1 - "Excerpts from the Rules and Regulations",
X, section 4, clause 4(a):
"Imitation of United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps uniforms is
prohibited, in accordance with the provisions of the organization's
There you go, clear cut, in writing, with the force of the US Govt. behind
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 69
Burr Ridge, IL
a good old Eagle, too
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