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more like quin-douchey rimshot.gif amirite
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Military guys - I am no good at this at all. Are there any special badges / patches on this thing that need to be called out? Appreciate the help.
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I see indications of aviation, though can't say if this was a pilot's uniform or paratrooper or what. I see 2 ribbons that have US and France colored stripes in them. This could indicate tours. The other patches I have no clue... the A5 with the Blue Temple silhouette, and the one with the 4 gold bars. I'm sure there's resources for identifying them.

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I see indications of aviation, though can't say if this was a pilot's uniform or paratrooper or what. I see 2 ribbons that have US and France colored stripes in them. This could indicate tours. The other patches I have no clue... the A5 with the Blue Temple silhouette, and the one with the 4 gold bars. I'm sure there's resources for identifying them.

Thanks man - I didnt know if the 4 stars on that one or the 4 bars on the arm was like a 4 star general or something smile.gif
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@SpooPoker

 

Those are apparently WWII Marine Corps Ribbons? I thought aviation because of the BMW'y propeller armpatch and the eagle patch.

 

https://www.usamilitarymedals.com/products/american-campaign-medal-ribbon

 

Dec 7 1941 - March 2 1946

 

 

https://www.usamilitarymedals.com/products/european-african-middle-eastern-campaign-medal-ribbon

 

I guess the stars on that ribbon indicate multiple awards?

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Military guys - I am no good at this at all. Are there any special badges / patches on this thing that need to be called out? Appreciate the help. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

@SpooPoker and anyone else.

 

I am a huge military history buff.  I'm always thrilled to look at new military clothing and trace its origins.

 

That is a U.S. Army jacket.  

The "A5" patch on the right shoulder indicates U.S. Army North, based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  From 1943 to 2004 it used to be called the U.S. Fifth Army, hence the A5 designation.

The blue/white circle on the left shoulder indicates IV Army Corps, which was part of the U.S. Fifth Army.  The IV Army Corps was only active during these years:

  1918-1919, 1939-1945, and 1958-1968.  

The gold eagle inside the circle on the right breast pocket was worn by WWII service men.  It was issued to them when they were about to leave the Army with an honorable discharge.  It allowed him to wear his uniform for up to 30 days after discharge.

The stripes on the bottom cuff of the left sleeve are service stripes, which were only worn by enlisted soldiers.  Each stripe indicates 3 years of enlisted service, so your soldier had 12 years of Army service.

My best estimate so far places your jacket somewhere between 1943-1945.

 

Addressing the ribbons on the left breast:

The 4 small bronze stars indicate service in a campaign.  Each star was issued to show an award or service period.  So in this case, our soldier served 4 periods in the European-African-Middle East campaign (or received 4 awards), which is what that middle ribbon represents.

The far right ribbon is for the American Campaign.

The far left ribbon is an Army Good Conduct ribbon.


Edited by Pierson v Post - 5/24/16 at 4:44am
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Killer. I also thought US Army due to the buttons, but then some of the sites I was checking were saying marine corps for the ribbons.

 

I wonder what achievements that soldier made in the Euro/Middle Eastern campaign.

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@SpooPoker


Those are apparently WWII Marine Corps Ribbons? I thought aviation because of the BMW'y propeller armpatch and the eagle patch.

https://www.usamilitarymedals.com/products/american-campaign-medal-ribbon

Dec 7 1941 - March 2 1946


https://www.usamilitarymedals.com/products/european-african-middle-eastern-campaign-medal-ribbon

I guess the stars on that ribbon indicate multiple awards?

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Originally Posted by Pierson v Post View Post

@SpooPoker
 and anyone else.

I am a huge military history buff.  I'm always thrilled to look at new military clothing and trace its origins.

That is a U.S. Army jacket.  
The "A5" patch on the right shoulder indicates U.S. Army North, based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  From 1943 to 2004 it used to be called the U.S. Fifth Army, hence the A5 designation.
The blue/white circle on the left shoulder indicates IV Army Corps, which was part of the U.S. Fifth Army.  The IV Army Corps was only active during these years:
  1918-1919, 1939-1945, and 1958-1968.  
The gold eagle inside the circle on the right breast pocket was worn by WWII service men.  It was issued to them when they were about to leave the Army with an honorable discharge.  It allowed him to wear his uniform for up to 30 days after discharge.
The stripes on the bottom cuff of the left sleeve are service stripes, which were only worn by enlisted soldiers.  Each stripe indicates 3 years of enlisted service, so your soldier had 12 years of Army service.
My best estimate so far places your jacket somewhere between 1943-1945.

Addressing the ribbons on the left breast:
The 4 small bronze stars indicate service campaigns.  Each star was issued to show participation in a certain campaign in a phase of the war.  So in this case, our soldier served in 4 campaigns in the European-African-Middle East campaign, which is what that middle ribbon represents.

Wow, a wealth of information. Many thanks to you both - interesting and accurate information indeed. Appreciate you taking the time!
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Wow, a wealth of information. Many thanks to you both - interesting and accurate information indeed. Appreciate you taking the time!

 

When is this going up? Curious to see how it does.

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I find tons of military stuff out here, mostly issued and named garments. I've tried doing research in the fly but I don't know where to start. Anyone have any suggestions? Or should we just blow up Pierson and natkus inboxes? Hah
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I find tons of military stuff out here, mostly issued and named garments. I've tried doing research in the fly but I don't know where to start. Anyone have any suggestions? Or should we just blow up Pierson and natkus inboxes? Hah


This website is a good start for patches.  It will help you to identify them, but won't really give any history about them.  You can sort by military branch, which helps to cut down on the search time.

 

https://www.usamilitarymedals.com/collections/patches-and-service-stripes

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When is this going up? Curious to see how it does.

thanks man, this thursday night.
post #37168 of 51022
Any 10.5 shoe wearers out there?
https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/391464861726
Appear to be shell
post #37169 of 51022

F'n security tags.

I hate seeing that shit.  Usually can be massaged out.

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Lol, that was fast
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