Korean War US Army Tunic -
The design of the tunics from this period was very similar to those employed during WWII.
The uniform came eith two slightly oversized front pockets, and was constructed of herringbone.
The collar had two buttons that allowed a hood to be worn. A tag with the size information was
located on the inside of the collar area. The lot numbers were often stamped with black ink on
the inner part of the uniform.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Korean War US military uniforms.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out
clearly defined points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Korean war US uniform worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.
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Reminiscent of the WWII period, Korean war uniforms still used the black metal buttons
with a multi-star pattern on its face. The yellow on black emblem was also a trademark
of the Korean war period. Some of these samples also made it into the early days of the
Vietnam war, however, in very small quantities. This design was not a good idea because it
could compromise the location of a soldier at night. The newer uniform's name tags are produced
with a color that closely ressembles that of the uniform, the lettering is now black.
This US uniform is currently being reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other Korean War American military uniforms, you can do so by
going to our Korean war US Military uniforms
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.