Boonie hat : United States Marine Corps

Accession Number REL34330.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Cotton, Metal, Nylon, Plastic, Synthetic
Maker Sekri Industries, Inc
Place made United States of America
Date made Unknown
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

United States Marine Corps boonie hat in digital Desert Marine Pattern Camouflage (MARPAT) fabric. A webbing band is stitched around the crown at 40mm intervals. Embroidered at the front of the hat is the United States Marine Corps insignia showing an eagle, globe and anchor. There are two metal eyelets with mesh inserts on each side of the hat. The crown has a nylon twill lining and a sweatband at the front half of the hat of the same fabric. A label with manufacturing details and care instructions is sewn inside the crown. 'ECKENDORF' is written on the label in back texta. The hat has a chinstrap with a black plastic toggle attached.

History / Summary

Boonie hat worn by a member of the United States Marine Corps serving in Iraq in 2005. The Desert Marine Pattern Camouflage (MARPAT) used by the United States Marine Corps is a digitally generated pattern made up of number of small coloured pixels. The United States Marine Corps insignia is also printed in the fabric at regular intervals.