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#1 tigerfan

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

I just came across an interesting coat that looks like a type of ike jacket.  The buttons have a USMC ega with the letter J over the top.  Is anyone familiar with this?    Thanks.

 

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#2 Bruce Linz

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:45 PM

Hello,

I think you have a uniform coat from the Jesuit High School of New Orleans, LA.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

That would make sense since the coat has a tailor label from New Orleans.   Interesting that they used an EGA for the background.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:05 PM

perhaps they have a Marine ROTC program



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

I've always heard that button attributed to the Junior Marines but have never researched it myself.



#6 Bruce Linz

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:48 AM

Hello,

I found this on Wikipedia:

"In 1967, Jesuit became the first high school in the country to have a Marine Corps Junior ROTC program. For several years, this program was mandatory for all students; the combination of Jesuit priests and Marine Corps JROTC instructors made the school's disciplinary system unique among American high schools."

The school is still in business. Perhaps they could shed some more light on the uniform and it's buttons and insignia.

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