Grouping, T/5 Raymond Clemson, 104th Infantry Division, ETO
Superb genuine WWII US Army lot, made up of a regulation Enlisted Men's jacket with matching trousers, a khaki cotton shirt and two garrison caps, which belonged to Technician 5th Grade Raymond Clemson, service number 37421051.
Chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944, this jacket soon became popular as the 'Ike Jacket'; the present one retains its original insignia: 104th Infantry Division shoulder patch, Technician 5th Grade rank stripes, 'Ruptured Duck', Overseas Service Bars and Service Stripe. Label still present, dated June 9, 1944, size 34R. The following name and ASN have been inked in the collar: Raymond R. L. Clemson 37421051.
OD light shade wool serge trousers, 'Special' type -- standard issue trousers with anti-vesicant special feature in the shape of a triangular flap behind the fly. Label dated March 22, 1945. Size 30 x 31.
Khaki cotton shirt introduced in November 1941 for the summer service dress, modified in 1942 with anti-gas flaps added behind the front buttons and on the cuffs. The present shirt retains its original insignias: Technician 5th Grade rank stripes, 'Ruptured Duck', Overseas Service Bars and Service Stripe. Size 14 x 32.
Khaki cotton garrison cap has no label; size 6 1/2; laundry number C1051 has been inked inside. Wool garrison cap has no label yet features Infantry light blue piping; size 6 1/4.
Raymond Robert Lawton Clemson was born on March 1st, 1911 in West Point, Nebraska and joined the US Army on July 10, 1942. He went on to serve in Europe with the 104th Infantry Division and was discharged on October 18, 1945. Deceased on May 19, 1986.
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