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United States Uniforms
1950's to the 1970's period, US Army, Coat, Man's, Poly/Wool Tropical, AG-44, belonging to Infantry, Major General (i.e.: a 2 Star General), named: "Collins"
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This uniform is undated inside but is of the 1950's to the 1970's period. It is a US Army, Coat, Man's, Poly/Wool Tropical, AG-44, or Army Green Uniform. This uniform belonged to a Infantry, Major General (i.e.: a 2 Star General) named: "Collins". At this time the museum staff is researching the biographical military history of this General. This uniform is in EXCELLENT condition. It is fully lined and also partially quilted. In the inside pocket is a sewn in tag which reads: "R22468.Q B.G. Collins". There is a tailor's tag sewn in that reads: "WB Weintraub Brothers & Company, Uniforms For Every Purpose, Philadelphia". The lining is also in excellent condition too. Each shoulder epaulette has 2 silver, hollow back, hallmarked and matching General's stars insignia. Each upper collar lapel has matching, hallmarked, "US" pin insignia.
Sewn on the upper left shoulder sleeve is a cloth patch for current service in the US 2nd Army. Sewn on the upper right shoulder sleeve is a cloth patch for past combat service in the 23rd Infantry Division "Americal". Pinned on the upper left breast pocket is his "Collins" plastic name tag. This is a correct replacement as his original was missing when the grouping was acquired. There were mounting holes to show that he had once worn such a tag. Pinned to his upper left breast is a Combat Infantryman's Badge. Below that he has a custom made, sewn on 8 award ribbon bar. This bar correctly shows WWII service in the Pacific. Collin's ribbons show that he participated in at least 2 campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Another badge pinned on is a Basic Qualification, Marksman, 1st Class Gunner Badge, for the Rifle. Each lower sleeve cuff has the wide black mohair cloth rings indicating General Officer status. The buttons are of the 2 piece eagle types and are backmarked and matching. Some of the buttons show re-attachment thread.
This uniform includes Collin's matching General's striped trousers. They are in excellent condition too. They are not named inside, but they do have a not matching, but same tailor's sewn in tailor's tag. This uniform also includes Collin's Cap, Service, Men's, Wool Fur Felt, Army Green 44, which is not named inside. To help complete this uniform the museum has added a correct, 1964 dated, khaki color shirt, and a correct, 1968 dated, black color tie.
Comments from the Curator:
As said before, the museum is currently researching the biographical military history on Major General Collins. His ribbons and patches indicate that he served in the Infantry in
in the Pacific in WWII in at least 2 campaigns. This was in the famous 23rd Infantry Division "Americal". The ribbons also indicate much post WWII service as well.
Infantryman - Officer's are much sought after today by historians/collectors alike. We are confident that our research efforts will be successful in uncovering the career details of this combat officer. The price will later be increased if this information search is fruitful, so buy it now while it is still more accessible.
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