The Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) was devised in the early 1960s to develop paramilitary units by recruiting local South Vietnamese troops for the Vietnam War. Some of the Special Forces' members who supported these missions were equipped with what is known as ‘Beo Gam’ camouflage uniforms. These fabrics were supplied by CISO (Counter Insurgency Support Center) who were also known for supplying the famous Tiger Stripe camouflage uniforms.
‘Beo Gam’ translates as 'Leopard' in Vietnamese. The early model jackets features a cuffed sleeve, 13-star buttons, stitching on back side of collar, and a small cigarette pocket on left sleeve.
The later models feature sleeves with no cuffs and urea buttons instead of 13-star buttons. Chest pockets are bigger and collar is more wide spread on Beo Gam camouflage shirts compared to Tiger Stripe camouflage shirts.
- Hand Printed Camouflage Fabric
- 13 Star Riveted Button
- Made in Japan