I think that's exactly what it was.
The Vietnam era jackets left inventory decades ago.
Also, he makes the claim that the plates make them "bulletproof" - um, no, that's just to prevent penetration by heavy rifle rounds. They are ballistically resistant without it.
On top of which, while there were troops running around in Woodland pattern camo gear, there are no pictures of troops in Iraq wearing OD gear.
Sorry, but I had one issued to me when I deployed to the gulf in 2003. I was in a rear area unit then, and when I deployed again in 2005 we all got the kevlar, but some were issued the flak jackets at the start of the war.