Camelot comes to Bragg, a study in a more refined time

A relaxed President John F. Kennedy talks to three “All American” officers of the 82nd Airborne Division during his visit to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, 12 October 1961

JFK, a Navy man, of course, has his hands in his pockets but his suit fits great and would blend right in on Mad Men. Note the officers as well, with shined jump boots, bloused and starched OD fatigues (complete with sharp creases) and tie-downs for the M1911 holsters. The WWII-era M1 Carbines (the Army had not moved to the M16 at the time and the M14 was often seen as too bulky for airborne operations) as well as the old Duck Hunter camo covers on their steel pots complete the setup.

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