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Base Thrift store gems, Part II

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I just posted some USAF Colonels uniforms and medals we received from the Base Thrift store in the Groupings section. This is the uniform she thought was from the Air Force Academy, but when I got it out, I could see that the color wasn't "Academy Blue", which is more of a Coast Guard Blue color. The cuff braid is obviously for a G.O....and there are only three women in the Air Force who've been promoted to O-10, and two of those have been at Wright-Patterson. The outlines of her stars are on the epaulets, and based on the frog impressions inside the jacket (and there are single loops of white thread to mark where the pins go), it would only be the uniform of the last female O-10 to command Air Force Materiel Command, General Ellen M. Pawlikowsi:

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

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Replacing her insignia will be a little pricey, but the uniform was the right price!

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Pretty cool...Nice save.

Awhile back I found a US Army GO’s tunic w/2 trousers in a thrift store. The tunic has many overseas stripes and I ‘ve been trying to ID the tunic.

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