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Ike Jacket, Airborne?

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    I found this recently, got it home and found the patches in the pocket! Can anyone tell me what the stripes represent? Also, on the epaulets there are holes that may have been for stars? Or were they for something else?
    Thanks,
    Eddie

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    Default Re: Ike Jacket, Airborne?

    pic 0784 had a collar disk
    yellow stripes each are for 6 mths overseas service
    pic 0785 looks to have had a DUI
    Nice Post(only just) war IKE
    I can't say about the airbourne patch
    Last edited by reneblacky; 10-16-2011 at 08:31 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Default Re: Ike Jacket, Airborne?

    Modern 'Airborne' tab, but WWII EM overseas stripes.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Ike Jacket, Airborne?

    Rad, thanks Rene! So, our guys was over there for 3 years then? What's a "DUI"? In America it's usually a "Driving Under Influence", haha

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    Default Re: Ike Jacket, Airborne?

    'Distinctive Unit Insignia', usually just 'DI'.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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