“The throwback jersey the Army needs…”
Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to the dress uniform for the US Army.
Gone is the formless lump of a uniform known as the Class A, complete with its puke-green disco shirt.
After a brief stint of the Army’s version of their Dress Blues being the standard uniform of the day, back are the WWII-era “pinks and greens” tailored uniform.
Named such for the deep-green coat and pinkish-hued trousers, the uniform was made familiar to younger Americans in the recent television series Band of Brothers, as seen in the photo above.
Remember that whole World War II thingee? That’s when we beat the hell out of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy in three and a half years.
Anyhow, in a move that Army Capt. Russell P. Galeti, Jr. opined, the pinks and greens “are the throwback jersey the Army needs”.
As the good captain made note of in the very official sounding, yet civilian-owned and operated Army Times;
“The jersey of the greatest team on earth” is how the 2012 “More Than a Uniform” ad rightly described the uniform of the United States Army.
As the “pinks and greens” prototype uniform debuted at this week’s Association of the U.S. Army convention, and as the baseball postseason descends on us, we are reminded that throwback jerseys are always the appropriate choice to not only show pride in a team, but also in that team’s storied history.
Pinks and greens are the must-have throwback uniform of the U.S. Army at its finest: the 1945 world championship team that left it all on the field in a nerve-wracking, seven-game slog that awes us even today.