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1929 dated officer coat

Started by History Man , Oct 24 2011 01:49 PM

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#1 History Man

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:49 PM

i got a coat at the swapmeet yesterday and when i got home i checked the name tag and it read LT. COL. J.A. Ulio and dated 1929. the coat is in great shape an has an army service command patch on it i believe its called a "woolie". the coat has a thick black braide bar and then a very thin one above it. what does that mean? i will post some pics later but i was going through the FS medal section and spotted this document in Kreigsmodells thread. would this mean he became a general? his name is stamped in the letter informing a soldiers wife that her husband was wounded.

Philip

J. A. Ulio Document

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:54 PM

wanted to add some information i found on him on Wikipedia and other sites. so i guess he became a major general and earned 2 DSMs.

here are the links:

james alexander Ulio (Wikipedia)

James Alexander Ulio (Arlington Cemetary Info)

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

I've seen many missing in action and regret to inform you telegrams signed Ulio Adjutant General

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

I've seen many missing in action and regret to inform you telegrams signed Ulio Adjutant General

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i pointed it out becuase it lead me to thinking this guy might have become a general.

Philip

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:33 PM

Ulio was the Adjutant General of the Army for many years. From the description, it sounds like you got his short "overcoat"...(can't think of anything else with the braid?) Would love to see a photo...

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

Yes I have had many documents signed by this man. I thought he had something to do with the Army Air Force. Get us a picture. PLEASE

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

i know i know. i will post some pics but i have to do some work first. i will get some up tonight.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:35 PM

He also spent some time in the 29th Division. In WW1 (as a Major), he served as the Division Adj. to Maj. Gen. Morton (29th Div. CO).

Pics would be cool..! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:43 PM

looking at his obituary he served in the Office of the Adjutant General of the Army from 1926-29 so i am guessing he wore this coat while he was serving there. probably explains the service command patch.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:40 PM

Here's J.A. Ulio's signature on a document notifying a soldier's parents that their son has become a POW.

For me, his signature is unforgettable... because he signed it on thousands upon thousands of records as Adjutant General during a good part of WWII and because of its size.

jau2.jpg

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:13 AM

here are pics as promised. let me know what you think! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

I like it..!! :thumbsup: A great coat..!! (No pun intended--well maybe) :lol:

Well Done.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

thanks! i am hoping its worth more than the $45 (in trade of course :lol: ) that i got into it.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

what do the braides on the cuff represent?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:01 PM

You have a sixth sense and do amazing trades. 40 into a coat that belonged to a well known General. You rock dude ! It's got to be worth hundreds at least. I think the cuff bands denote his rank group.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

thanks man. i usually come up dry at the swapmeet but now i am making home runs. i am going to try and go again this weekend as my friend is bringing more uniforms and medals to trade. is there a way to find out what decorations he earned? i tried to find out but all i know is that he earned 2 Army DSMs. tomorrow i will post my newest find. a named fixed bail grouping with double patched uniform, overcoat, and cap. the daughter is even sending me information on him and pictures. i guess $60 was a good price for that :lol:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:08 PM

Where is this swap meet ? No don't tell me.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:03 AM

thanks man. i usually come up dry at the swapmeet but now i am making home runs. i am going to try and go again this weekend as my friend is bringing more uniforms and medals to trade. is there a way to find out what decorations he earned? i tried to find out but all i know is that he earned 2 Army DSMs. tomorrow i will post my newest find. a named fixed bail grouping with double patched uniform, overcoat, and cap. the daughter is even sending me information on him and pictures. i guess $60 was a good price for that :lol:

Philip


Philip,

Contact the Center for Military History and they will send you his bio ( check the list on their website first to see if he is listed in the bio index). Also, you can try writing NPRC under FOIA.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:33 AM

thanks Justin!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

forgot to add. when i was there on Sunday the dealer said he had more items belonging to the overcoat :w00t: will see what he brings!

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