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United States Uniforms
2 Uniform Grouping Belonging to a Transportation Corp., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullemn U. Gulko"
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Item No. 1
Extremely rare 1967 dated, US Army, "Coat, Man's, Polyester/Wool, Tropical, AG-344. Class 3", or "US Army, Uniform", belonging to a Transportation Corp., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullen U. Gulko"
Item No. 2
Mid 1960's period, US Amry, "Shirts, Man's, Cotton Santeen, OG-107", belonging to a Transportation Corp., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullen U. Gulko"
Uniform Number 1 Details
This uniform is date 1967. It is a extremely rare US Army, "Coat, Man's, Polyester/Wool, Tropical, AG-344, Class 3", or "US Army Uniform". This uniform belonged to a Transportation Corps., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullen U. Gulko". This coat is in EXCELLENT PLUS condition with no mothing or damage. Each upper collar lapel has the usual metal "US" pins. They are hollow backs thus are unmarked, and they are also clutch backs. Each shoulder epaulette has matching, hallmarked, clutch back, General's stars. Sewn on the upper right combat side of the sleeve is a cloth patch for service in the US Eighth Army. Sewn on the upper left current service side of the sleeve is a cloth patch for service in the US Army Material Command. Each lower sleeve has the mohair cloth rings of a General.
The buttons are matching, are hallmarked, of the cheap 1 piece eagle type, and are sewn on with several different styles of thread. Pinned on his right top pocket flap is a plastic name plate with "Gulko" engraved on it in the more uncommon small lettering size. The plate has correct clutches. Gulko's uniform has 2 sets of award ribbons which are for the following awards/medals: the "Legion of Merit Medal", the "Bronze Star Medal", the "Army Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Star", the "American Defense Service Medal", the "American Campaign Medal", the "Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars", the "WWII Victory Medal", the "Army Occupation of Japan Medal", the "Armed Force Reserve Medal with 2 Hour Glasses", the "Philippine Liberation Medal", the "Philippine Independence Medal", the "Presidential Unit Citation", the "Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation (ribbon)", and the "Basic Qualification Badge for Sharpshooter, 1st Class Gunner", for the carbine. The inside of the jacket is of the partial lining type. The lining is also in EXCELLENT condition.
There is a machine sewn in cloth size tag at the neck area. There is a large printed "US Army Uniform ...." machine sewn tag on the outside face of the inside pocket. There are 2 maching sewn tags found on the inside of the inside pocket. One is a standard "Union Made" tag and the other is the manufacture's tag delineating the date of manufacture, spec's, etc. This uniform includes it's matching General's "Trousers, Men's, Polyester Wool Tropical, AG-344, Type 1 Class 3", that are 1969 dated. A 2nd tag found sewn inside is a size tag. General Gulko's named garrison cap is also included - and it is really neat! It is a Officer's cap that Gulko wore as a Colonel and later as a General. His name "Col Gulko" is found inked inside and the braid is of the Colonel or less rank style. But for some reason General Gulko must have been paranoid about loosing this hat as he took a "Dyno" label making machine and stamped out a plastic "Gulko" tag and glued it into the hat. We guess that he felt that 2 names were better than 1. There is a General's star insignia pinned to the curtain side. To help complete this uniform the museum has added a 1968 dated, "Shirt, Man's, U.T. 8.2 Oz. Khaki, Quarter Sleeve", and a 1966 dated, "Necktie, Wool, Tropical, Black".
Uniform Number 2 Details
Mid 1960's period, US Army, "Shirt's, Man's, Cotton Santeen, OG-107", belonging to a Transportation Corps., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullen U. Gulko".
This is the 2nd uniform that we obtained that all belonged to General Gulko. This uniform is in EXCELLENT condition and is heavily starched. There is a standard issue "US Army" cloth tape sewn on the left breast and is in nice shape. Sewn on his right breast is his cloth "Gulko" inked on name tape. It is sewn on correctly and it shows proper shrinkage in back. The buttons are all present, are intact, and show proper attaching thread. There is a round shape cloth patch sewn on his upper left sleeve for current service in the 311th Logistical Command. This matches the biographical information found on his 2 data sheets that are included with these 2 uniforms. The jacket has no factory tags or ink imprinting on the interior, and the upper collar lapels show no evidence of any rank insignia. This uniform includes his matching, heavily starched, utility trousers. They are also un-tagged or ink imprinted, however they do have a crudely hand inked "Gulko" inked inside. This uniform includes his off-white (Navy?) shade belt and buckle and a ball point pen that was found in his pocket. Also included are 2 pages of his military historical biographical information.
Comments from the Curator:
This is a extremely rare 2 uniform grouping belonging to a Officer who saw combat in the Pacific in WWII and who received the Bronze Star Medal. This is the 1st Transportation Corps. General's uniform(s) that we have even seen in over 40 years of collecting. There are plenty of Infantry, Artillery and such uniforms encountered, but when you look to find something from the smaller branches of the Army - they are almost impossible to find. The Transportation Corps. is just such a case seen here. We are doing additional research on him now as we were told that he also served in Vietnam as well. We will re-list him if this additional V.N. information is found. This is a very affordable 2 uniform grouping of a very rare branch indeed.
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