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Anyone want to reunite a WW2 26th ID officer's uniform?

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I was watching a few items on ebay that must have got spread out after the estate sale. I'd like to see these items reunited. Milton G. Fehr was an enlisted man from Illinois who went through OCS and served with the 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th ID.

 

Uniform: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WWII-Korean-War-US-Infantry-Army-Officer-Captain-Uniform-Coat-Jacket-/131688543860?hash=item1ea93fb674:g:9QsAAOSw8-tWba~u

 

Insignia, paperwork, and dog tags: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Lot-WWII-DOG-TAGS-Pins-Medals-Papers-Purple-Heart-Pin-Recipient-Ltc-Army-/301850747430?

 

History of the 328th regiment book; http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-History-of-the-328th-Infantry-26th-Infantry-Division-Regiment-Booklet-/291652896883?hash=item43e7de0873:g:aFYAAOSwa-dWirF7

 

 


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Hate to see everything get spread around, but it happens.


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I picked up the uniform and insignia. I will post pics once it arrives.

 

Thanks for the heads up.


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Glad you got them. His post-war visor cap was on there too.


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Here is the stuff when he was an enlisted man. Article with photo mentions him in C Company 66th batt in Italy. What unit was that?

 

Top three books are named to him as a Private.

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Off to OCS. It looks like he spent a year as an enlisted man. Was in OCS July 29 - Nov. 30 1944. The book has a fold out yard long.

 

Looks like he wrote some articles while there.

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Close up of article. What is the 66th Bat?

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His officer stuff. I am going to rebuild the uniform as it was in 1946.

 

The books say he is in the 202nd MP, but then it says it he was an infantry officer. Why is that?

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Newspaper scraps while in the 26th. He must have fought at Saarlautern as most of the scraps are about the town

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Officer insignia from 50's and early 60's. Was in the 927th FA of the Ozark Division.

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Newspaper scraps while in the 26th. He must have fought at Saarlautern as most of the scraps are about the town

Would you be able to make some high quality scans of the photographs taken in Saarlautern and specificly showing the 26th?

 

Thanks, please PM me.


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Here is the uniform. I put what insignia it came with on plus a few pieces that were missing. I tried to put it through the original holes. Need to find some overseas bars to complete.

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The patches were attached already. I put the insignia on through original holes. The lower bar is original from the group. Upper bar I had to build.

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