Lieutenant Colonel Steven Goligowski purchased this map case during the 1980s when he was in the 101st Airborne Division. Goligowski opted for the nondescript bag because “Carrying a briefcase in a combat zone attracts too much unwanted attention.” He sewed a spare name tag on the front flap and carried it as a field briefcase during deployments and exercises for the rest of his career. Army and Division policy prohibited him from wearing full-color 1st Infantry Division (1ID) patches on his combat uniforms but said nothing about ancillary equipment. He sewed a full-color 1ID patch on the front flap before departing to Saudi Arabia and carried the case through Operation Desert Storm and after.
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