This is a locally made ERDL boonie hat from the Vietnam War era, with an ARVN non-commissioned officer metal rank insignia. Probably an afterthought.
The item is manufactured with the same ripstop ERDL fabric as the U.S. Army on the surface and lined with the same nylon camouflage fabric as the poncho liner. The reverse side of the rim is also lined with a nylon fabric, which we believe is designed to be waterproof. The sweatband is made of a very rough gauze-like fabric. The sweatband is made of a very rough gauze-like fabric. It is small in size, but a very nice item for the ARVN soldier's collection. This is an actual product, but will be treated as a used and released goods. Please note that we cannot accept returns. Size: about 56-57.