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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