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Winter Army Coat - Korean War

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Most likely a WWII coat, but I cant seem to find any reference material on them .. I've seen many pictures of 17th Infantry Soldiers wearing these on their push to the Yalu river in 1950 .. Three 17th Infantry NCOs .. Winter of 1950.

 

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Thanks in advance


Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

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I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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Stanton did a really good book on Korean War Army uniforms years ago, and covers these briefly in it (chapter 3). Its just a standard Jacket, Field, Pile, M1943 - but the 8th Army apparently issued over 400,000 of them in the early 1950s for use in Korea. Stands to reason, since the other guys are wearing the 1943 Field jacket as well!

 

Thats a really great photo, by the way.


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Have a pile liner dated 50 or 51 ... a liner worn under the M43,M50 and M51 field jackets until the frieze wool liners were more available


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Outstanding .. Many thanks for the insight!

 

Don


Donald E. Shook Jr.

B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry - Ft Ord, CA 1984-1988

Distinguished Member of the 17th Infantry Regiment

National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice

deshook@7thinfantry.com

Embroided Patches For Sale - Embroidered Patches

sig02.jpg

 

I'm interested in anything to do with the 17th Infantry Regiment, and or the 7th Infantry Division and would be interested in buying, trading, or just talking about any items related to these units!

 

 

 

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