I picked this guy up last week at a price too good to pass and wanted to get some opinions on it; if you don't mind taking the time. It's not named unfortunately., but the jacket and shirt appear to be attributed to a ordnance vet who earned seven campaign stars and an arrowhead. This is likely supported by the three years worth of overseas service bars.
The shirt which has an internal gas flap has his primary unit as the 7th US Army and his former unit as the 5th US Army. Depending on when he transferred, seven campaigns is certainly within the realm of possibility. The jacket has a primary unit patch of the 63rd Infantry. It's my believe the vet earned the points necessary to go home and transferred to the 63rd as they were coming home. This is reinforced by the fact his shirt retains the 7th Army patch. All shoulder patches and service bars appear sewn by the same hand.
The uniform actually came with two EAME ribbon bars; both with seven stars, but only one with the arrowhead. Its my believe the one without the arrowhead is his original and he upgraded at some point.
The biggest point of contention for me is on the shirt. You can see ghosting of chevrons and to me they appear small. I would say a 1/4" too small. I worried at first they could have been 1948 pattern chevrons; but as those are 2" wide, they don't match these either. Any ideas? And just to add point, The jacket itself doesn't show any sign of having had Chevrons.
Edited by TheMinistryOfAviation, 13 February 2018 - 09:15 AM.