Today I received a belated Christmas present from my in-laws. Due to a lack of communication with a dealer they were unable to get me a tunic in time for Christmas so they gave me the cash instead to either purchase it on my own or to buy something else. I elected to buy something else.
Below is an officer's jacket named to an Edgar Packard Dean. Along with the jacket is his matching pants and copies of some paperwork including his Officer Qualification Record that appears to be from 1961, a copy of his service record and his disposition form through 1961.
The service record indicates he was promoted to Lt. Colonel on April 16, 1945 and became a Colonel on June 30, 1947 which he remained so until discharged in September 1961.
From what I've gathered so far, he appears to have been a foreign affairs specialist prior to the war. He received his B.S. in History & Philosophy from Harvard in 1928 and received his PHD in European History in 1939. At the end of the war he served in the Manhattan District in London. Here is a paper where he is mentioned https://www.cia.gov/library/center-f...1a04p_0001.htm
I look forward to trying to research a bit more about this gentleman. This came from a reputable dealer but any comments are always welcome.
Thanks for looking!