US Warrant Officer Badged Tunic Jacket,Korean Era, Hessian/Cheese cloth type material,very strange.

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    US Warrant Officer Badged Tunic Jacket,Korean Era, Hessian/Cheese cloth type material,very strange.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:15 pm












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    Re: US Warrant Officer Badged Tunic Jacket,Korean Era, Hessian/Cheese cloth type material,very strange.

    Post by airborne1968 on Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:02 pm

    Likely worn during unit reunions or by the individual on Veterans Day. The ribbon bar is modern but looks to have his original ribbons on it. I'm willing to bet that if you find out what he bottom 5 ribbons are it will help to identify the reason for this unusual coat (ie. Pacific American veterans group). There is a group in Hawaii who wear white "barber shop" type shirts (also similar to the Mexican Guayavera shirt) with insignia on them. BTW, I really like the WO eagles on the collar!

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:10 am

    Many Thanks Tom.

    The collar badges look to be of the older type and have managed to identify most but not all of the ribbon bars.

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    Re: US Warrant Officer Badged Tunic Jacket,Korean Era, Hessian/Cheese cloth type material,very strange.

    Post by dee222 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:32 am

    Hi
    The 2 types of warrant officer rank on the jacket are a ww2 and a 50's .In ww2 there were 2 ranks of warrant officer, chief warrant officer which was red with a brass centre strip
    running top to bottom the second rank was warrant officer which was red with brass strip running left to right. In about 1956 2 new warrant officer ranks were added and
    the badge was square edged , this now gave you 1 warrant officer and 3 chief warrant officer  rank which caused much confusion chief warrant officer 4 and chief warrant
    officer 2 both had 2 enamel blocks with the higher grade being white metal and the lower on brass , chief warrant officer 3 and warrant officer 1 both had 2 enamel blocks
    again the higher rank was on white metal and the lower on brass, the rank was changed again in 72 with new badges one for each rank , warrant officer 1 was now 1 black
    square on silver, chief warrant officer 2 was now 2 black squares on silver, chief warrant officer 3 is now 3 black squares on silver metal, chief warrant officer 4 is now 4
    black squares on silver .

    As you have info on the ribbon I will add a bit for member not in to U.S. ribbons , first the ribbons are out of order but this happens a lot, the ribbons are listed as on the jacket, you have Army good conduct, American campaign, Asiatic-Pacific campaign with 2 campaign stars, ww2 victory medal, Occupation medal (Japan I would think), Korean service medal with 2 campaign stars, Armed forces reserve medal with hourglass device these were awarded  for years of service  i.e. Bronze hourglass for 10 years , silver hourglass for 20 years , gold hourglass for 30 years service, the next 2 on the rack are Philippine liberation medal with 2 campaign stars, Philippine independence medal the remaining
    medals I can't help with there is the possibility that these are Philippine medal or awarded to him by his home state , the 2 on the right are Philippine Presidential unit award
    and Republic of Korea Presidential unit citation.

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    Re: US Warrant Officer Badged Tunic Jacket,Korean Era, Hessian/Cheese cloth type material,very strange.

    Post by airborne1968 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:16 pm

    Was really hoping someone knew something about the bottom five ribbons. The regular Army insignia was too easy to find online. I found two sites for Philippine medals and these were not among any listed/shown. Tom

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