I just put this together in honor of my Grandfather. He served from March 24, 1941 - November 9, 1945. He served in the 18th Coast Artillery and the 767th Field Artillery. He went overseas February 27, 1945 and returned August 6, 1945 just a few weeks shy of 6 months. I think it's odd that he was in before the war started but went overseas so late. I'm sure he wasn't complaining though! I put the jacket together a few months ago using all period pieces. I was using period thread for the patches but last week I re-sewed using current thread. Hope you like it!