Jacket, Ike, Alex Perry, MP Platoon, 5th & 103rd Infantry Divisions, ETO


Nice genuine WWII US Army regulation jacket, as chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944 -- hence the 'Ike Jacket' denomination under which it soon became popular. Label dated June 7, 1944; size 38R.

This jacket retains its original insignia: 5th and 103rd Infantry Divisions shoulder patches, US and Military Police collar discs, Private First Class rank stripes, medal ribbon (European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Battle Star), 'Ruptured Duck', Service Stripe, and Overseas Service Bars. A brass whistle marked Military completes the lot.

Complete with all buttons. Name Perry has been handwritten in the collar. The present jacket comes from the family of Private First Class Alex J. Perry.

Alex Joseph Perry was born on January 3, 1916 in Spalding, Michigan and joined the US Army on April 4, 1941 (ASN 36226126). Deployed to Europe from April 17, 1942 to August 25, 1945, he served most of his time in the Military Police Platoon of the 5th Infantry Division and was discharged on September 4, 1945 as a Private First Class. Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He passed away on March 9, 2005.



Illustration documents available in digital format only. A copy of his certificate of Honorable Discharge (not shown here) comes along with the present jacket.


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