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Unidentified US Major General's Dress jacket

Article about: hi I just bought this item and I have no idea who it belonged too neither did the previous owner however it appears to be authentic and has sme nice medals on it such as a distinguished serv

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    The ribbons are good, as well as most - if not all - of the other insignia,
    even if it is a made-up jacket. Is there a maker or anything
    stamped on the reverse of the rank stars.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    The ribbons are good, as well as most - if not all - of the other insignia,
    even if it is a made-up jacket. Is there a maker or anything
    stamped on the reverse of the rank stars.........?
    no it doesnt have a label of any kind except the things used to secure it have "made in USA' but i doubt thats the kind of rare makers mark looked for

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    Standard clutches. I only thought they might be 'N.S. Meyer', 'Vanguard'
    or 'Gemsco' types - the most common US insignia makers.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    still an interesting jacket for discussion. so thanks for posting it.

    looks about it that still leaves me with questions. maybe not the most important questions in the world but they still interesting to me.

    for example... yes... the ribbons are good. and whoever put them together took a lot of care and i didn't go down the whole stack but they are in reg order and affixed to a base and then attached to the jacket obviously. seems like someone knew what they were doing and took a lot of care.
    if these ribbons came off a real jacket and were awarded, then there's the question Walkwolf points out with respect to the repeat award of the distinguished flying cross and other repeats that are pretty high up there considering. it's a real interesting group of ribbons if they are real and attached to a made up jacket. if the ribbons were point together for the express purpose of adding to this jacket, then again, the person knows of the order these things go in.

    like i said, an interesting jacket regardless.

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    If this were a 'real' jacket, the guy would have to have been a 'lifer'.
    I mean, a guy in the service of his country for most of his adult life,
    who had been in three major conflicts of the 20th century, and
    - by the medals he was awarded - a true hero, IMO.

    There have been only a handful 'great' American soldiers who have
    seen more wars. One who comes to mind is the controversial
    S.L.A. Marshall, who was involved in WWI, WWII, Korea
    and Vietnam.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    this thing would not be hard to trace i imagine if real.

    it's a "newer" jacket, but a "lifer", as this guy was sure to have been, would have gone through many in a career like this. regs change. the cuts of uniforms change over the years. jackets are damaged or begin to show their age. i went through a new one every year or so just to keep them looking new and once because new "cuts" came out.
    as far as the stock number tracing back to surplus... i guess there's three possibilities: 1) the guy "rebuilt" his own jacket (he wouldn't be the first to do this). i've known people who have done this because their originals were lost. 2) a family member did it or 3) it's totally made up.

    hard to ever know.

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