Original vintage 1970s 2 Star General Nomex US Army flight suit 2 pc shirt and pants with Corcoran cap toe leather boots.. That belonged to retired Two Star General and United States Army officer who contributed to the tactics of modern airmobile warfare involving the integration of helicopters with infantry and armor forces for both rapid deployment and subsequent support. Colonel Harrison was given command of the 10th Combat Aviation Battalion during his first tour of duty, in 1966-67.(He was the only officer to command a separate combat aviation battalion for a full year during the entire Vietnam War). After completion of his assignment with the 3rd Brigade, he became the Senior Advisor to the commanding general of the ARVN 1st Infantry Division, during the incursions into Laos for Operation Lam Son 719. In his two combat tours in Vietnam, Harrison flew hundreds of helicopter missions, accumulating a total of 1842 combat flying hours out of a total military flight history of over 5,000 hours. Upon promotion to brigadier general in July 1973, for three years he was the academic and administrative head of the Command and General Staff College.
From August 1976 to August 1977, Harrison was the Deputy Commanding General of Fort Rucker, Alabama and of the Army Aviation Center located there. During his military career, General Harrison was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Silver Star, two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Soldier's Medal, forty awards of the Air Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and numerous other US and foreign decorations. You can look up his Wikipedia. Last photo is a picture of him.. Check other listings as all titles will start with MAJ GENERAL B.
Mostly Vietnam War era > there will be a couple 2-Star helicopter aviation uniforms, fatigues, jackets / 2-Star general flag / patches / ephemera etc. Marked OG 106 High Temp Resistant Nylon Flying Shirt. Scovill metal zip front with flap. Left sleeve Scovill zip pocket. Two front single button flap pockets.Missing size tag inner collar. Shown on vintage size medium mannequin. 30 top neckline to bottom.
18.5 shoulder to shoulder. 24 pit to cuff opening. 18.5 pit to bottom. Marked OG 106 High Temp Resistant Nylon Flying.Zippered and velcro pockets throughout. Review pictures for condition and message with any questions. The item "MAJ GENERAL B. HARRISON US Army Helicopter Flight Suit Pilot Shirt Pants Boots" is in sale since Friday, December 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Uniforms". The seller is "shadow_self73" and is located in San Saba, Texas.
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