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Vietnam War Helicopter Pilot Named Theater Made Caps
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Recently deaccessioned by a Vietnam War museum. Both caps are theater made examples and belonged to the same pilot of the 57th Assault Helicopter Company. One cap is olive green cotton lined in green silk. On the front of the cap are subdued Army Aviator wings and an embroidered theater made Warrant Officer rank insignia. On the underside of the visor is written the name of the pilot and on the back of the cap is written his cal sign: "Gladiator 29". The other cap is brown cotton. The front of the cap bears a clutch back "W.O.C." ("Warrant Officer Candidate") insignia above a large, theater made, embroidered Army Aviator Wing with an "S" on the central shield. On the underside of the visor is written "If it's brown flush it down" and "23 Feb.". Both caps show wear and use but are in overall very good condition. The museum tags identifying the owner and his unit are still affixed to the caps.