Enlisted and NCO's Coat, Wool Serge, 4-Pocket or “Ike” Jacket. Wool rank chevrons if appropriate 82AB SSI Enlisted collar brass US/Infantry Trousers, Wool Serge, EM, M1937 Shirt, Wool, OD#3 Tie, khaki, cotton or mohair Cap, Garrison ("Overseas Cap"), wool, OD, w/ infantry piping and parachutist’s patch Highly polished jump boots
Class “A” uniforms are allowed for events / scenarios other than combat. Awards are to be kept at the minimum as listed below. The only exception being if a member actually earned a military medal or award and shows proof of same. Otherwise, the following awards are all that may be worn:
ETO Ribbon with campaign stars and invasion arrowhead Good Conduct Ribbon American Campaign Ribbon Combat Infantry Badge French, Dutch, Belgian lanyards
**Pathfinder patch for actual jump school completion only (Real military or ADT school)**
Jump wings with optional campaign stars and invasion arrowhead, with appropriate oval backing.
Sleeve Service Stripes Overseas Bars
Also, presidential unit citation ribbon, with oak leaves is acceptable- 82nd was awarded it twice.
Also, please remember that the coat or blouse was worn up to the Spring of 1945 then the Ike was issued in mass. If you want to wear all the lanyards, ribbons, PUCs, etc you should stick to wearing the Ike. Wearing all that stuff with the blouse was not historically accurate.
Post by dieselmec21 on May 5, 2016 20:29:03 GMT -8
For you smaller framed guys
Orig. ww2 u.s. Army Ike jacket - $200 (Sparks nv) It's on Craigslist as of 5-5-16
Size is 34 long, 100 percent wool, has no tears or rips does have two small holes and two white marks which I have not attempted to clean. Overall condition for this jacket is very good for its age. This is from the 82nd airborne, also has the patch for the 315th glider infantry regiment (gir) the good conduct medal, ww2 victory ribbon, European African middle eastern campaign rib ion army presidential unit citation. On left sleeve has four bars (overseas) see pics For questions call show contact info ask for Karen