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Jacket/ Dress Shirt/ Necktie

Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service

Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service

Olive drab U.S. Army staff officers jacket ("Ike Jacket") worn by Lieutenant Colonel Tom Bristol Coughran of the Finance Corps. The "Ike Jacket"� worn by Coughran was a uniform item made popular by General Eisenhower who often wore this style of military apparel. It was patterned after the British battle jacket. The shoulders contain silver oak leaf insignia designating his rank as a lieutenant colonel. The collar has two "U.S."� pins and two General Staff detail pins. On the left sleeve at the top is a SHAEF patch designating the jacket as belonging to a member of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force between December 13, 1944 and August 2, 1945. On the right sleeve is a patch that designates the jacket as belonging to a member of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations between March 21, 1945 and August 2, 1945. The V of the eagle represents victory and the stars represent the liberated people of Europe. On the left breast pocket are ribbon bars which represent medals that Lt. Col. Coughran received. On the top, the ribbon on the left represents an American Campaign Medal while the right represents an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. On the bottom, from left to right the ribbons represent the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal.

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  • Title: Jacket/ Dress Shirt/ Necktie
  • Contributor: Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/eise/Military/WWII_alliedComm/EISE14676jacket_11876shirt.html
  • Source: Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: Jacket: EISE 14676; Dress Shirt: EISE 11876; Necktie: EISE 14675
  • Measurements: Jacket: L 70.5, W 50.0, D 9.0 cm; Dress Shirt: H 84.2, W 45.5 cm; Necktie: L 1.0 M, W 16.0, D 9.0 cm
  • Materials: Jacket: Wool, silk, plastic, metal; Dress Shirt: Cotton; Necktie: Fabric
  • Location: Pebble Beach, Made in California
  • Date : Jacket: 1945; Dress Shirt: 1941-1945

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