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U.S. Army Medical jacket
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History San Jose Research Library
History San Jose Online Catalog
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World War II United States Army Medical wool, dress uniform jacket. With patches on sleeves and over front pocket including: --Red, white, and blue Army Services Forces 1941 patch on left shoulder. --7 Service Bars on the lower left sleeve. One straight stripe was awarded for each 6 months of service overseas. --2 Service Stripes below bars on lower left sleeve awarded for each reinlistment of 3 years. --Staff Sergeant rank patch on both shoulders --44th Infantry patch on left shoulder --Wreath patch on right sleeve denotes a member of a distinguished unit. --Discharge Pin & Patch aka "Ruptured Duck" The Discharge Pin or Patch was issued to discharged soldiers and was worn above the right breast pocket. The main purpose of this patch was it allowed the GI to travel home while wearing his uniform and not be ordered around by an officer.
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Army

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