This was another pickup yesterday. It's a WWII-era service jacket for a Sergeant 'Felix' from the 3rd Infantry Division. This thing is decked out, and the owner was clearly a very seasoned soldier. The 'Rock of the Marne' saw a lot of combat in almost every sector of the ETO. Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII, was from this unit.
My best friend's grandfather was, in fact, a sergeant in the 3rd I.D. during WWII. So I gave it to him as a early Christmas present. He's lucky, I was very close to keeping the thing. It's a beautiful jacket.
If any of you are wondering, the cord is a French 'Fourragère aux couleurs de la Croix de guerre', an award that the division received for its service in France during WWI.