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jcorl

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Uniform Found
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:52:30 AM »
The uniform has been in the closet in a plastic bag since 1946.  We just took it out yesterday to look at it.  It is amazing workmanship. Have to get the correct photos attached. 
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Re: Uniform Found
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 11:40:17 AM »
Your evaluation is absolutely right but there has to be more to the story than just this.  Please elaborate.

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Re: Uniform Found
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 01:26:55 PM »
He cannot remember where he captured it. He forgot that he had it.  It looks to be a parade tunic from the 34th field artillery with a captain's rank.  He has the "piss cutter" cap and the garrison hat that goes with the uniform.  We were talking war relics and he has more in a foot locker, mostly of his old stuff.  He did not want to go thru it.  I have 50 to 60 photos taken at the time.  I will post.   Almost went into a yard sale. This would be my dad's brother in law. I should note that the coat is silk lined.  You would not get cold in this jacket.
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Re: Uniform Found
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 04:39:26 PM »
Great back-story, Jim.  No telling what treasures that foot locker holds!  The stories these old soldiers could tell ...  Oh well, someday that will be us.