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US Combat Medic's 'Tropic Thunder Divisiom' Jacket

Article about: Hello all, I just received this jacket in the mail today and was very excited to get it! I found it online listed for cheap and was happy to purchase it as I have rarely seen the combat medi

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    Might be onto something here...

    Frank Boyce Pearson
    BIRTH 15 Mar 1923
    DEATH 26 May 2013 (aged 90)
    Jacksonville National Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA

    Mr Pearson served in the US Army, with the rank of Technician 4th Grade!
    I have not yet been able to confirm whether the 25th Medical Battalion was of mixed race or segregated...

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    Thank you for finding that out! I’ll defenitly pull it back out and try to upload some clearer pictures!

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    I know they aren't great but these were the best I could get, zooming in any closer to the ASN only made the numbers more difficult to deciper

    US Combat Medic's 'Tropic Thunder Divisiom' JacketUS Combat Medic's 'Tropic Thunder Divisiom' JacketUS Combat Medic's 'Tropic Thunder Divisiom' Jacket

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    Seriously doubting T-4 Pearson now!
    Plus, I can find nothing to suggest that the 25th was one of the tiny number of divisions involved in the experimental desegregation that took place from late 1944 (seemingly in the ETO only).

    Those numbers look completely different... I don’t think we can make a decent call without ironing the area perfectly flat first. Perhaps weighting down under a sheet of glass?
    Sorry CH, I really thought we were heading in the right direction there... I’d still like to account for that ‘N’ though.


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