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United States Uniforms
1942 to the 1946 Period, US Army, 1942 Pattern, Officer's, Summer, Tropical Worsted, Khaki Service Coat, Belonging To A JAG, Brigadier General (i.e.: A 1 Star General), Named: "Carlton Spencer Dargusch"
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This uniform is a 1942 to the 1946 period, US Army, 1942 Pattern, Officer's, Summer, Tropical Worsted, Khaki, Service Coat. It is named inside to a "Colonel Dargusch". This uniform is in a low excellent condition throughout. The interior lining is of the summer weight half lining type and is in excellent condition. There is a cloth bevo-type of a tailor's tag found sewn inside that reads: "Custom Imperial, Lewis & Tho.s Saltz, Washington". Inside the inside breast pocket is another cloth tag that reads: "Lewis & Thos. Saltz, Washington D.C., Mr. Col Dargusch". The outside of the jacket is constructed of a very high quality and very light weight khaki twill material. Each lower sleeve has the khaki color mohair cloth rings indicating Officer status. Sewn on each shoulder epaulette is a single gold bullion embroidered General's star insignia that was first embroidered on a khaki cloth backing and then sewn on the epaulette. They have nicely aged to a beautiful dark brown patina.
The upper collar lapels each have matching "US" pins that are also hallmarked. The buttons are all of the 2 piece eagle types, are of various manufacturers, and are all back marked. They are all sewn on with coreect thread. Pinned to his left breast is 1 ribbon bar of 2 award ribbons, and below that is a 2nd ribbon bar of 3 award ribbons. They have correct style(s) of clutch backs. This uniform includes 2 pages of biographical career information. Also included is a large photo of General Dargusch in his chocolate uniform. Another inclusion is a bright gold bullion General's campaign hat cord.
Comments from the Curator:
General Carlton Dargusch's uniform is a nicely named and presentable piece. With so many military items being so expensive today (just look at anyauction's results these days), it is nice to find an affordable piece once in a while. If General Dargusch had served overseas and/or in combat, then this WWII uniform would be very pricey. But since he stayed in the US, the cost is minimal. This uniform would make a nice entry level piece for a collector on a tight budget.
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