Earlier this morning, I was reading post regarding an unknown ribbon on a 45th Infantry Division uniform. http://www.usmilitar...5th-id-uniform/
The ribbon was identified as the unofficial Victory ribbon, which first appeared after World War I where it was called the "Inter-Allied Victory ribbon." Forum member Kadet stated that he had seen a few uniforms with this ribbon on it from 10th Mountain Division veterans. That statement spurred me to go ahead and post an Ike jacket from my collection which came from a soldier in the 87th Mountain Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division.
Here you will see the Ike jacket in all it's glory, The jacket was clearly worn by a Private First Class who was most likely one of the troopers from the Camp Hale days. Of course, the 87th Mountain Infantry was formed in November 1941 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Since there is no American Defense ribbon, we can only assume that he wasn't there when the regiment was formed. He was however, there early enough to have served as a member of "Task Force 9" going to combat the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands.
The Ike itself has the 10th Division SSI with the accompanying US made Mountain tab. The jacket also shows a hashmark for three years of active service and two overseas bars for the year of service that he spent overseas in the Aleutians and in Italy.