3. Reference Tools

It is my hope that I can provide the Vietnam living history buff or reenactor with a solid source of reference material to recreate a good accurate recreation of the Vietnam experience.

If you have additions, corrections or comments, please contact me at Dave@lastpatrol.org

Uniforms – shirts, trousers, boots

Head gear – Soft hats and helmets

M1956 Web gear

M1967 Web gear

Additional equipment

Protective gear


Edged weapons

Armament & Grenades etc..

Information on this site were obtained through a great many sources.  A lot of books, interviews with veterans, discussions with historians.  Knowledge was obtained thanks to the efforts of people dedicated to the accuracy of historical context.  To name just a few:

Paul W. Miraldi – Uniforms and Equipment of U.S. Army Infantry, LRRPS and Rangers in Vietnam circo 1965-1971 and Uniforms and Equipment of U.S. Military Advisors in Vietnam 1957-1972.

Kevin Lyles – Vietnam: U. S Uniforms in Color Photographs

Shelby Stanton – U.S. Army Uniforms of the Vietnam War

Also Department of Defense technical manuals and training circulars of the Vietnam period.

There are a number of photographs on this web site that were salvaged from a defunct web site, regretably the credits for these photos were not among the information recovered.  I would very much like to add credits for the photos if this information could be discovered.

2 responses to “3. Reference Tools

  1. Josh

    Hello Dave,
    I work with a video production company out of West Palm Beach FL.
    We are trying to shoot a Vietnam scene involving a military truck and a anti aircraft weapon. Any thoughts on resources to rent these items? I have not had much luck. Any ideas would be a great help.

    Best Regards,

    • m151dave

      There is a company here in town called Cinespecialist. The owner is Tim McGill. He does exactly this sort of thing. I have given him your contact info and a copy of your note.

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