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Lt. Colonel Edgar P. Dean, USAR

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    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!

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    Beautiful looking jacket and you can't beat having a name and documents that go with it!!
    Congrats
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thanks Phil! The documents certainly give me a great starting point. It appears he had an interesting career, that did not involve combat. He was also local as I'm from Massachusetts.

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    So what do the star lapel pins signify? Is that a G2 insignia?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quality!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    So what do the star lapel pins signify? Is that a G2 insignia?

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    I believe they indicate General Staff.

    They are Meyer clutch back.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Quality!..
    I second that,well done what a jacket............

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    You have some great In Laws there. What a superb tunic. Well done.

    Cheers, Ade.
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