Tank Museum Items
RC Tanks & Accessories
Site Help / FAQ
(Your shopping cart is empty)
United States Uniforms
1989 Period, US Army, Coat, Hot Weather, Woodland Camouflage Pattern, Combat (Experimental), Belonging to a Infantry, Lieutenant General (i.e.: a 3 Star General), Named: "Robert L. "Sam" Wetzel", The Former Commanding General Of The 1st & 3rd Infantry Div
Quantity in Stock:1
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
This uniform is of the 1989 period. It is a US Army, Coat, Hot Weather, Woodland Camouflage Pattern, Combat - or "B.D.U." style uniform - but is of a differing, experimental or private purchase design. There are several features, notably the button pattern that differs from a issue uniform. This uniform belonged to a Infantry, Lieuteneant General (i.e.: a 3 Star General), named: "Robert L. "Sam" Wetzel". This uniform was acquired from an Australian collector, who in turn purchased it from one of the best known of US General Officer uniform collectors. This uniform includes an autgraphed photo of General Wetzel.
The uniform is in MINT condition. The uniform has no sewn-in tags as is often the case with custom made uniforms. Each collar side has a sewn-in, subdued patch of 3 stars for a Lieutenant General. Sewn on the upper left, current service side of the left sleeve is a subdued patch for service in the 5th Corps. Sewn on his upper right breast is his subdued "Wetzel" name tape patch. There is a standard "US Army" subdued tape patch sewn above his left top breast pocket, and just above that is a subdued patch for the 2nd award of the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
This uniform includes 8 pages of biographical information on the career of Lieutenant General Wetzel.
**Please note that the cap in the pictures is not included with the uniform it is here for the photography.**
Comments from the Curator:
This uniform is very interesting as it is of a non-regualtion type. It could be an experimental or private purchase type, but either way it's "not in the books". While of a modern era, this uniform should not be overlooked. Infantry General Wetzel was the Commanding General of not just one, but two famous Infantry Divisions. This should be enough to tantalize the taste buds of any serious uniform collector.
1983 period, US Army, "Coat, Combat, Woodland Camouflage Pattern", belonging to Infantry, General, named: "William R. Richardson", the Commanding General of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC
Brigadier General Peebles Army Green Uniform and US Army White Service Dress Uniform
Lieutenant General Thomas W. Herren US Army Service Officer's Khaki Uniform
January 1940 dated, US Army, 1917 Pattern (Similar), Special Evening Dress Uniform, belonging to a Quartermaster Corps., Captain, named: "F.D. Vander Veer"
1950 to the 1960 period, US Army, 1950 Model, Coat, Man's, Field, Wool, M-1950, or "IKE" Style Jacket, belonging to a Infantry/Ranger, Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "William Bing Kunzig, Jr.", the Chief of Staff of the 6th US Army
1940's/50's Period, US Army, White Mess Dress Uniform, Belonging to a Major General
Brigadier General Ogden Chocolate Uniform
Lieutenant General Heiberg III Camouflage B.D.U. Uniform
Share your knowledge of this product.
Be the first to write a review »
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback