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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms
Vietnam War ➔ Military Jacket

Identifier:
142807
Description:
This jacket is accompanied by trousers number 142807 and together they create a uniform from the United States Army of the United States Armed Forces. It was worn by Fred Paepke in 1966 during the Vietnam War.

This jacket has a 5th Army insignia on the proper left shoulder and a Specialist 4 patch underneath it. There are U.S. and Engineer devices on the lapels as well "Support is Strength" pins on the epaulets. There are five ribbons and a medal on the proper left breast that are as follows: Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two service stars, Replubic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Rifle Medal. 
Date:
circa 1966
Dimensions:
33" h 19" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Fred Paepke
Exhibit/Program
V is for Veterans ()
Makers/Donors
United States Army Issue

Fred Paepke
Frederick G. Paepke served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

Fred Paepke
Frederick G. Paepke served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

United States Army
The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars,  by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.
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