Evolution of US Army Uniforms, Including the FAS’ in 1916

Here, below, is a short (7 min) and well produced video from LionHart FilmWorks:

23 distinct styles of dress which represents and honors the American Patriots and Pioneers who helped found the United States and the U.S. Army Soldiers who served while wearing these uniforms, weapons, and accouterments — during some of the most well-known and significant conflicts since the first militia musters of the 17th century. Shot in 4K and featuring Mark Aaron as “the soldier.”

As accurately as we possibly could… telling the story of the United States Army Soldier… one uniform at a time – and that of course shows what was worn by the First Aero Squadron’s men during the Punitive Expedition here in Columbus, NM – 103 years ago – which is identical to the uniform they also wore, when they left here, and deployed to Europe for WWI.

Twenty-two (22) conflicts since our beginnings.  Too many battles and wars in these 400 years?

  • 1620s – Jamestown / Plymouth Militia
  • 1775 – Lexington Green Minuteman
  • 1778 – Continental Soldier in French “Lottery Coat”
  • 1781 – Light Infantryman in Hunting shirt
  • 1792 – Legion of the United States
  • 1812-1815 – War of 1812
  • 1846 – Mexican War
  • 1860 – West Point Cadet
  • 1862 – Volunteer Officer
  • 1864 – Western Theater Infantryman
  • 1876 – Plains Indian Wars 7th Cavalryman
  • 1898 – Spanish-American War Infantry
  • 1918 – WW1 Doughboy
  • 1942 – WW2 Pacific Theater Soldier
  • 1944 – 101st Airborne in Normandy
  • 1945 – 29th Infantry Division Captain
  • 1952 – Korean War Infantryman
  • 1965 – Early Vietnam Officer
  • 1969 – Vietnam “Grunt”
  • 1980s – Grenada / Panama
  • 1991 – Gulf War
  • 2004 – Iraq War Modern U.S. Army in Garrison

Directed/Produced: Kevin R. Hershberger Cinematography: Hugh Burruss Costumers: Nathan Hoffman & Brennan Wheatley Grip / Electric: Brian Lyles Costumes & Props: Historical Wardrobe – Richmond, VA

Some other videos you might like on the Lionheart Channel:

“Civil War Uniforms of Blue & Grey – The Evolution” Volume 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqeT6…

“Civil War Uniforms of Blue & Grey – The Evolution” Volume 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8MAl…

Cpl. Freddie Stowers – 1918 Medal Of Honor Moment: https://youtu.be/tRcy2plxPQs

U.S. Army Battles & History – World War Two – Heroism & Honor: https://youtu.be/ldnpvOFn7fE

Lt. Robert T. Waugh – 1944 Medal Of Honor Moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwpJn…

Medal of Honor Moment – Sergeant York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9FW…

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