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BG Pierce's POW cap, embroidered by Jonathan Wainwright

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Thought some of you would find this as cool as I do. This garrison cap, in the Fort Sam Houston Museum, once belonged to Col Clinton A. Pierce, commander of 26th Cavalry in the Philippines. For his actions in the retreat to Bataan, in January 1942, Pierce was promoted in the field by Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright to Brigadier General. According to the donor, which was Pierce’s wife, the star was hand-sewn onto this cap for Pierce by LTG Wainwright himself while they were POWs after the fall of Corregidor.

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Thats a great piece. I do know that Pierce's medals are in private hands.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

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Wow...


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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