Shirt, Wool Elastique, Drab, Officer's, Chocolate, Captain Armagost
Superb genuine WWII US Army officers shirt, 'chocolate' wool gabardine cloth (Dark OD 51). This type features shoulder loops sewn above the sleeves and buttoned near the collar. When the shirt was worn as an outer garment, rank insignia were pinned on the shoulder loops, up until August 1942.
In perfect condition, the present shirt retains its original buttons and label: Associated Military Stores, Chicago. A Captain rank insignia is still attached on the right side of the collar, while the left side features the crossed rifles indicating Infantry. It seems that the present shirt was reissued at some point: laundry number S-8424 is still legible in the collar and initials E.J.S. behind the button placket, yet a name tag pinned above the right breast pocket bears the name of Capt. Armagost.
This may correspond to Charles Blair Armagost (1922-1993), who served in the 28th Infantry Division and retired as a Colonel.
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