Our Vietnam R & R Hoodie recreates this classic garment in a high-quality zip-up hoodie. The back design is a recreation of an original Vietnam R & R jacket. A must for every Vietnam veteran or anyone who wishes to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. A US Wings exclusive! Silk screened in the USA.
The Vietnam R&R Hoodie features:
- Cotton/poly fleece
- Plain front
- 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
- Two front pouch pockets
- Standard zipper on front
- Drawstring adjustable hood
- Knit cuffs & waistband
- Color: Black
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.