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World War I U.S. Field Jacket for Review

Article about: by helmetone Did I miss anything great at the show, joe? I was going to go but work got in the way...as usual. It was a nice show! A good variety of vendors and lots of nice people. I brough

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    Default World War I U.S. Field Jacket for Review

    I picked up this jacket at the Allentown show for $80. It seems to be near mint. I was hoping someone could help me clarify what the sleeve insignia are... I've been told that the chevron could represent a wounded soldier OR honorable discharge. Nobody I've spoken to can clarify what the flatwire star represents...

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    US cavalry scout?
    chris
    Last edited by cricketchris1944; 07-15-2013 at 05:53 AM.

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    Great find Joe!!!
    I am sorry I don't know very much about this period yet. Still learning from the crew here on the forum. I think This WWI stuff is going to be the ticket next year. Don't get me wrong. I still like my WWII stuff.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Fred Green
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    Hello,

    This is a standard Us Army pattern 1917 tunic for an infantry Private. The US collar disc stands for US, the crossed rifles is for infantry, the red stripe is for an honorable discharge. I have no idea about the star. The stars are usually seen on the portion of the sleeve on ROTC tunic of the period and in different branch colors.

    Fred

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    US cavalry scout
    chris
    Hi Chris,

    The star represents Calvary scout? If so, what kind of gear would this soldier be outfitted with?

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    Fred Green
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    Hello,

    If this tunic was for a Cavalry scout he would be wearing a Cavalry disc. The star is not an indicator of branch nor service.

    Fred

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    Default Re: World War I U.S. Field Jacket for Review

    Did I miss anything great at the show, joe? I was going to go but work got in the way...as usual.

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    it has a nice look to it. i like it.

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    The only info I could find was US cavalry scout or a star for color soldiers.
    Sorry not much help.
    chris

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    Joe nice jacket . Gary

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