This officers dress uniform and wool shirt is more of the F Company, 506 PIR, 101st Airborne Division grouping that has been the subject of previous posts. When I got the dress uniform, it only had the 101st patch and bullion overseas bars on it. There were clear outlines remaining of where the rank insignia, jump wing, and collar insignia had been on the uniform. The Veteran had removed these before selling the uniform.
I normally do not restore or replace insignia on uniforms. If a uniform is missing some insignia, I leave it as it was found. But in this case, since I could clearly see exactly what insignia had been on it, I did decide to restore the uniform with correct period collar insignia and jump wing. Additionally, there was a set of loose first lieutenants rank insignia, that belonged to this Veteran in this group, so I was able to use those for the restoration.
The wool shirt has a nice jump wing sewn on to it and is named to the Veteran inside.
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