Jacket, Ike, Tailor-Made, Lieutenant Colonel, Medic, 4th Infantry Division
Amazing genuine WWII US Army jacket, of the type chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944 -- hence the 'Ike Jacket' denomination under which it became popular. This magnificent tailor-made jacket was cut down from an officer's Class A uniform dated May 17, 1927, as indicated by the label present in the inner pocket, on which name A. Riccillo has been handwritten. The latter probably corresponds to the signature of Anthony Riccillo (1892-1972), an Italian tailor who arrived in New York in 1904 prior to moving to Philadelphia.
The present jacket retains all its original insignias: 4th Infantry Division shoulder patch, Lieutenant Colonel rank insignias, 5th Medical Battalion distinctive insignias (colors being inverted), US and Medical Department collar badges, Combat Medic badge, medal ribbons (Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Stars, WWII Victory Medal) and Overseas Service Bars.
In perfect condition, this exceptional uniform retains all its original buttons.
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