Posted on Dec 21, 2013
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Cav Stetsons - Tradition is black stetsons. 11th ACR wears brown stetsons?
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Let me shed some light on this topic for all. CSM Stuart above is on the right track. Inside the Spur Charter of the 11TH ACR it states, "The 11th CR was formed in 1901, long after the traditional cavalry Stetson had been retired. In its place the regiment wore the brown Campaign Hat. To continue the tradition, the regiment has chosen the Campaign Hat as its version of the traditional Stetson with certain allowances for the black Stetson". I have been a part of the 11th ACR since March 2009, MNT TRP, RSS, 11TH ACR, and have had my Brown Campaign Hat for all but a few months of the time.
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CSM Stuart C. O'Black
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11th, Constituted in 1901 they no longer officially wear the black stetson but a
brown campaign hat/stetson that was in service at the time of the regiment's creation
in Virginia.



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SPC Chester Inman
SPC Chester Inman
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I was at Irwin in 98 and they wore the black Stetson then. I wish I could of got one
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SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
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It was black in 1993 as well. G Trp 2/11 ACR.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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Dark Blue (almost black) 1995-1998 Maint Trp , RSS, 11ACR
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SFC G.S. Irvine
SFC G.S. Irvine
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CSM, I was wondering if it had anything to do with the troopers serving in the East or western AOs? The tan would make be better but just wondering.
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SFC Mark Merino
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My money is on the uniform change, when we wore BDU's they were black. Now I have to find out.
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