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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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A0556
Selling Price: $385 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $5
VET PURCHASE UNIFORM REMOVE SS EMBROIDERED SLEEVE EAGLE
CLASSIC MID TO LATE WAR ENLISTED MAN'S SS SLEEVE EAGLE!
No compelling or dramatic combat stories here, just one of the effects of Lauren Nelson who was a T-5 Corporal in a completely rear-echelon unit performing water purification duties within the ETO with the 1ST Army. The man died many years ago and the daughter decided to unload some of the items the man brought back. I tried researching the soldier, as "water purification" was specific to the 1ST Army with that function being handled by the 300TH Engineers, but he does not show on the web page roster for that unit, although that unit web page does not list every man known.

As is typical, the family had zero knowledge of the soldier's unit or war-time actions. I saw the Ike jacket, it had the ETO ribbon with 4 battle stars (correct for the 300TH Eng.) and a good conduct ribbon with the Engineer collar discs and the 1ST Army patch. Not a shred of paperwork exists. No Discharge papers - nothing.

The good news is that the man brought back some unusually fine SS items, to include this sleeve eagle as well as a stupendous SS Helmet - reissued with hand painted rare unit insignia.

As to this item:

It is 3 & 5/8THS inches long (black fabric base across) and is in immaculate condition, although there is a mild loss of border fabric over the eagle's left wing top only. Mild indeed, all other aspects are text-book perfect.

100% forever guaranteed as an original, era uniform removed.



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