Our Vintage Vietnam R&R Fatigue Shirt recreates this classic garment on an authentic reproduction of the Vietnam War-era slant pocket fatigue shirt. Constructed from 100% rip-stop cotton. The back design is a recreation of an original Vietnam R&R jacket design and features a map of Indochina along with the words “When I Die I’ll Go To Heaven Because I’ve Spent My Time In Hell” silk-screened onto the back in vivid colors. A must-have for every Vietnam vet or anyone else who wishes to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. A US Wings exclusive! Made by a Life Member of the VVA. Silk-screened in the USA.
The Vintage Vietnam R&R Fatigue Shirt features:
- 100% Rip-stop cotton
- Two slanted “easy access” upper pockets
- Two lower gear pockets
- Adjustable cuffs to allow the sleeves to be rolled up
- Map of Indochina with “WHEN I DIE I’LL GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE I’VE SPENT MY TIME IN HELL” silk screened onto the back
- Color: OD Green
A Brief History
The “R & R Jacket” (R & R = rest & recreation, outside of the combat zone) was a popular jacket among servicemen during the Vietnam War. Local tailors would custom make these jackets for servicemen to wear during their “paid vacations” and the jackets featured embroidered back & sleeve designs, typically featuring a map of Indochina and oriental dragons.