Why Navy SEALs Wore Bluejeans in Vietnam
The US Navy SEALs established their reputation as a fierce maritime commando force during the Vietnam War. These “men with green faces,” as they were known to their Viet Cong enemies, often wore green face paint and disguised themselves in black pajamas. On nighttime operations, however, the SEALs quickly learned that jungle critters were a serious problem. And they needed an unconventional solution.