Jacket, Ike, Pfc. Orvil Hamman, 26th Artillery Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Superb genuine WWII US Army regulation Enlisted Men's jacket, as chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944 -- hence the 'Ike Jacket' denomination under which it soon became popular.
The present one retains all its original insignia: 65th and 9th Infantry Divisions shoulder sleeve patches, US-embossed and Infantry collar discs, 26th Field Artillery Regiment distinctive unit insignias, Combat Infantry Badge, Private First Class rank stripes, medal ribbons (Army of Occupation Medal, European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Stars, WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal), Overseas Service Bars and 'Ruptured Duck'. A full-size Good Conduct Medal has been pinned on the left breast pocket -- the reverse bears the following name: Orvil M. Hamman.
Label still present, dated December 16, 1944, size 36L.
Orvil Marion Hamman was born on May 20, 1919 in Ismay, Montana and joined the US Army on May 25, 1944 at Fort MacArthur, Los Angeles, California. Discharged on April 17, 1946, he passed away on September 22, 1987.
Illustration documents shown above are only available in digital format.
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