Members of the Legion — the US Army’s 5th Special Forces Group — threw it back to the group’s Vietnam War days with an unusual and outrageously cool choice of uniform during a training exercise in Kentucky, back in mid-August.

Instead of donning the customary OCP-patterned uniforms, popular with US Special Operations Command, the Legion’s Green Berets were photographed wearing the Vietnam-era tiger stripe pattern — somewhat unused and mostly forgotten by the US military for decades.

According to the Pentagon, these Green Berets with 5th SFG (known as Legionnaires) were training with the “Widowmakers” — soldiers of the Army’s 75th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Both the 75th Cav as well as 5th SFG are based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where the training exercise took place. Read More