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    59tankbat
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    US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by 59tankbat on Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 pm

    i just got this us army airborne green dress uniform jacket with lots of insignia. the arm patch is 82nd airborne but the shoulder pins make it a 307th airborne engineer battalion.What about  the jump wing badge? is that frequent? From what time period would this be? ww2 vietnam or Oef/Oif? I would highly appreciate all the information you can provide me.Thx in advance








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    Re: US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by dee222 on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:51 pm

    The DI on your jacket are the 307 th engineers but the parachute oval was 503 airborne infantry , the medal ribbon above left pocket is
    the army service ribbon on the right pocket are army Presidential unit citation with oak leave cluster denotes more than one award also there is a army meritorious unit commendation, the lanyard is French WW2 unit award as for date of the jacket it looks very modern, if you go into the pocket you have in picture 7 there is a label will have a DSA or DLA or similar letters followed by numbers eg DSA105-68C-0353 the 68C is the contract year I am sure other's will add more info to this.
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    Re: US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:56 pm

    It is unusual that there is not any enlisted rank no the sleeves.
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    Re: US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by 59tankbat on Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:00 pm


    thx very much for your info DEE222. its my first green dress jacket i bought (bcoz) it has the airborne insignia , i couldn't pass it , normally i only buy usa Dcu/Bdu/abu's jackets
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    Re: US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by 1stDivVet on Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:10 pm

    96 dated. Wings are normal, even for an engineer. 307th Eng. Bn. uses the oval shown. The French fourragere is a unit award and is only worn while part of the unit. I wore the same one while in the BRO. This would be early OIF. It needs rank. If he had been overseas or re-enlisted, there would be bars on the right sleeve and hash marks on the left. As it is badged, He has just left AIT, received his unit awards, and hasn't gone anywhere yet. He would at least have his E2 Private stripes by this point.

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    Re: US Airborne green dress uniform jacket

    Post by ripcord on Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:18 pm

    Very good analysis Finns.

    Strange that ribbon for National Defense Service Medal is not represented..


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