It is the 3rd model Jungle Jacket worn by Captain David B. Havas while he was the commander of Special Forces Det A-344 at My An.
David Havas served with Det C-4 in as a 1st LT from 19th Oct 1967.
His assignment at that time is currently unknown, though he was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge as a Capt on 18th March 1968 under 5th SFG(A) order number 5S/68-0078.
Capt Havas became Detachment commander of A-344 on 1st Aug 1968 taking over from Capt Gerhard Frick.
Capt Havas commanded A-344 until 30th March 1969.
During Capt Havas' command of A-344 the Detachment Executive Officer 1st LT Stephen D. Sparks was KIA. This happened on 11th Sept 1968.
Being the only KIA in A-433 during Havas' time there, 1st LT Schubert's death must have a major effect on him.
This uniform along with one other was originally found in a good will store by the author of Tiger Patterns, Richard Denis Johnson.
The SSI and CIB are the only US made insignia. The rest are in-country made examples.
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