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Selling Price: $435 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $9
158TH RCT PATCH, CIB, RIBBONS & NAMED PURPLE HEART MEDAL
MEDAL, RIBBONS, PATCH AND COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE
To begin, the jacket no longer exists. I took it down and stripped it and what you are buying is the insignia and medal that are listed and nothing more. I show the jacket that it came upon, just for the authenticity factor.

First, an un-Numbered but named Purple Heart Medal that is a TYPE III that was manufactured between 1943 and 1945. No tricks or games here, but a fresh Estate sale find here in Utah.

The patch is a gorgeous 158th Regimental Combat team patch that is embroidered on felt. Its large 3.5 inch in height and an attractive patch that is original to the jacket.

The Combat Infantry Badge is STERLING marked with the rarer STERLING clasps, and painted, not enamel. An earlier issue variant that is flaking a little as shown in the images. There is also a 5-coated ribbon bar, two rows. The Ribbon bars are both pin back.

Both the Infantry and the US Collar brass (not photographed up close but included in this offering) are early Screw back types and original to the jacket. The US is rough on the threads, but works and the US comes loose from the disc base when unscrewed down tight. The Ike jacket (not included) was for your information alone, a 1944 dated item, size 36R.

The killer in this offering is of course, the Purple Heart, with the original case. The case has the small mounted ribbon and the suit lapel pin. Case in great shape.

The medal is original WWII engraved, guaranteed, not a current job. It came from a dirt-cheap estate find. You'll be pleased.

Zero issues with any if the items offered here, a really nice looking set.

This man looks like he stayed in after WWII with the Bushmasters, and went to Korea. This medal is from a wound received in WWII and was on his WWII jacket. He was later KIA in Korea. As to a web article I found:

Michelle Northcutt wrote on 2004-06-28 19:15:06.0

Comments: Looking for any information on my great uncle SFC Everett H Borley of Yakima Washington. He served in the 9TH INF RGT 2ND INF DIV (Manchu Raiders), service no RA20943614 MOS 02745. He was KIA on August 10, 1950. Did you know or serve alongside him? I believe he was between the ages of 28 and 29 when he died.

Keywords: nickname could be "Swede."

I could not reply, as the email entry on the web contact was no longer valid.

Either this man stayed in or was re-drafted or whatever, and got killed in Korea. Or there was a different Bushmaster of the same name killed in WWII.



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