A reference gallery of USMC Alpha Service Coats and Navy Corpsman Jumpers and field gear from WWI, WWII, the Korea War and the Viet Nam War.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
WWII USMCR Private MP
This was my first USMC service coat pickup many years ago. This jacket belong to a Marine who was a MP in Hawaii during his duration in the war. Very rare to find a Military Police related USMC uniform. This jacket is also unique as it has a missing IMAC patch, most likely a headquarters IMAC patch which I plan to restore to the jacket. Also planning to get the correct wide navy ribbon bar back and qualification badge on the jacket. Update 5/12: As you can see here on MIFG, many jackets have more than one Marines name stamped inside and this jacket was one such an example. There was a hand written name inside of a Marines name I couldn't really read. With trial an error I was finally able to figure out the name. Accordingly it is also IDed to a MP, this time one who was attached to the 5th Military Police Battalion on Saipan.