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Article about: A named Navy jacket that I’ve had for many years but without much research. The Navy dinner dress white was that of a WW2 vet although the jacket was not tailored until the 1950s so I’ve

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    A named Navy jacket that I’ve had for many years but without much research. The Navy dinner dress white was that of a WW2 vet although the jacket was not tailored until the 1950s so I’ve classified it as post war.

    It has a 5-piece medal bar pinned to the lapel but it is also devoid of the shoulder boards. The medals in order are; the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with two service stars, WW2 Victory Medal, China Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. There is a tailor label of Johnson Tailors, Hong Kong is sewn on the inner left side. This was the premier dress maker in Hong Kong for many decades. The three locations listed includes that on Nathan Rd in Kowloon that was not opened until 1953. When this was manufactured I do not know but it was tailored after 1953. To the right inside is the owner’s name A.D. Haigh sewn in.
    I believe this belonged to LtCdr. Alfred Douglas Haigh Jr. (1924-2007). This is not confirmed; however, I have seen minimal evidence on ancestry that would point to someone else. A NARA request might not reveal much with the only information being A.D. Haigh, an officer in the USN. Alfred Haigh was in the Navy during WW2, Korea, and Vietnam following in the footsteps of his father, Alfred Douglas Haigh Sr., who was also a Naval officer. He passed away in 2007 and was buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

    This is only my long standing speculation to the owner’s identity.
    Regards, Ben

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    Nice pick up. Sharp. Looks like you found your man.

    I know Nathan Road and the Tsim Sha Tsui area of HK well. Lots of great tailors in HK. Have had many suits and shirts made there myself
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