WWII 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Ike Jacket

IMG_9197_burnedOriginal WWII Airborne Ike Jacket. It was my grandfathers jacket. I got two of them, one fits me like a glove, this one doesn’t. When the pocket was opened inside was a receipt for Kay Jeweler, which will also be included. You don’t see these every day, straight from a veterans family closet! It is a small size. It is about 17″ across the top shoulders, 22 from armpits, and about 21″ long.

AFTER THE DISASTROUS AIRBORNE DROPS INTO NORTH AFRICA AND SICILY, WHEN GEN. EISENHOWER WAS SET TO END THE 101ST AND 82ND AIRBORNE AS INDEPENDENT DIVISIONS BEFORE D-DAY, PERFORMED AN ACT OF ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT TURNED THE HEADS OF MILITARY LEADERS ACROSS THE GLOBE AND AND ALLOWED FOR THE 101ST AND 82ND TO BE .. AND BE PART OF D DAY

BY WAY OF PARACHUTE, GLIDER & HELICOPTER, AS WELL AS BY GROUND, BEACH, DESERT, MOUNTAIN & JUNGLE INVASION, THE 11TH RACKED UP THE HONORS.

THESE BRAVE DEDICATED PARATROOPERS DID MORE THAN WIN BATTLES, THEY CREATED THE FUTURE OF MOBILE WARFARE –AN ENTIRELY NEW MEANS OF ENGAGEMENT –AND CHANGED THE FACE OF MODERN WARFARE, A METHOD OF WARFARE THAT THE MODERN AMERICAN SOLDIER WOULD FOREVER WAGE LONG PAST THEIR OWN FUTURES.

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