The US Army established the Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO) in 1963 to supply everything the US Special Forces and Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) would need to fight the Viet Cong. Inluded amongst this was everything from clothing, to weapons and rations. This is a classic example of the CISO ordered Beo Gam camo shirt. Beo Gam loosely translates to Leopard in Vietnamese, and the pattern was clearly influenced by the earlier frogskin. These shirts would eventually be replaced by tiger stripe, so finding originals isn't easy. This includes all the features of the earliest pattern of CISO beo gam, including the army 13 star buttons, bellows out chest pockets and cuffless sleeve. It would have had a white size tag in the neck but only remants remain of that.
Used but excellent, strong colours to the camo and no damage at all.
- No tag
- Fits like a medium/large
- Pit to pit 22.5"
- Shoulder to shoulder 25"
- Shoulder to cuff 21" - per many US sized shirts, they have shorted sleeves
- Collar to hem 27"