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US Marine Corps., Major General's Naval Aviator's Blue Dress Uniform (Possible Theatrical Uniform?)
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Our Price: $1,500.00
Sale Price: $900.00
Savings: $600.00

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1960's to the 1970's period, United States Marine Corps., Major General's Naval Aviator's Blue Dress Uniform

Uniform jacket and trousers are a matched set. Official designation is: Blue Dress Coat (Uniform). Jacket has a tailor's tag sewn inside. Jacket has a blank name tag sewn inside. Uniform grouping belonged to a US Marine Corps., Major General (i.e.: a 2 Star General) who's name is not known at this time (currently being researched). Includes his 2 silver metal General's stars insignia on each shoulder epaulette. Includes his 2 silver/gold Eagle/Globe/and Anchor insignia pinned on the high collar. Has his coat belt and buckle.

Condition - Mint

Awards and Medals found on the uniform are:

  • Naval Aviator gold winged badge
  • Distinguished Service Medal (is missing 2 devices)
  • Navy Cross with 1 silver and 1 gold star
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Navy and Marine Corps. Medal
  • Missing
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • American Defense Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal with 1 bronze star
  • Navy and Marine Corps. Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Vietnam Service Medal with 1 bronze star


  • Comments from the Curator:

    US Marine Corps. General's uniforms are the rarest and most desirable of all US Military branch uniforms. With the Marines averaging only about 20 Generals in peace time and 40 reported in World War II, a World War II Marine Corps. General's uniform today brings in many tens of thousands of dollars. This post World War II period 1966 dated General meets several of the criteria to make this uniform very expensive, such as:

  • was awarded tge ultra high Navy Cross Medal
  • saw combat in Vietnam
  • was decorated for valor


  • If this General, who's name is currently being researched is identified in the future, then this uniform grouping would appreciate in price tremendously. This uniform is either for one of the most decorated Marines we have even seen, or most likely this uniform was made for theatrical (movie/stage) productions. The devices found on the Navy cross seem to good to be true, as would be the same for the Distinguished Service Medal had they been present. Most likely these devices were added by a costumer or collector, but we can not tell which either way. The selling price reflects the theatrical production house possibility.

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