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U.S. Marines in the Middle East, 1991
painted by Col D.J. Neary, USMCR

Desert Camouflage Utilities with Weapon

A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PARTICIPATING IN Desert Storm is wearing the standard desert utility uniform, with the addition of a 9mm pistol and cartridge belt. Unlike the others shown in this uniform, this figure is wearing recently approved tan desert combat boots which are modeled after the jungle boots. However, they are lighter in weight, unvented to keep sand out, have no metal plate insteps, incorporate speed lacing, and have built-in ankle supports to prevent sprains while operation in sandy terrain.

Text from accompanying fact sheet by the History and Museums Division and the
Permanent Marine Corps Uniform Board.

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